Center for Civic Engagement Hartford Matters present THE WORKFORCE MIDDLE SKILLS GAP Workshop
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Center for Civic Engagement Hartford Matters
♦ Where are the job opportunities?
♦ What skills are needed?
♦ How can you prepare yourself?
Despite the economic downturn the demand for "middle skills jobs" in Connecticut – such as nurses, manufacturing machinists, mechanics, and public safety officers – is strong and is expected to remain so for years to come. These jobs potentially provide real employment opportunities today for thousands of Connecticut residents. The state’s ability to fill these jobs will be key to Connecticut’s economic growth.
Join us to learn more about these opportunities and how to access the many existing training programs that will help you qualify for them. Job seekers and organizations offering training programs, as well as the general public, are welcome to participate in this conversation.
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Coffee at 9:30 am
Light Lunch at 12:30 pm
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.695.6319
This program is part of the Community Information Hub, a partnership of Hartford Public Library,
The Connecticut News Project, WNPR and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The Skills Gap: A Connecticut News Project Forum – Tues. May 7th at 5:30 pm
Middle skills" jobs – which require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree –
are key to our economic growth. Does Connecticut have a workforce to fill them?
Come to the downtown Hartford Public Library for a discussion of the skills gap, moderated by John Dankosky
and taped for Where We Live. Free and open to the public, refreshments provided.
This program is also a part of the Community Information Hub, a partnership of The Connecticut
News Project, WNPR Hartford Public Library and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.