NED WORKING ON DEVELOPING CONNECTICUT’S WORKFORCE PIPELINE FOR THE FUTURE
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February 9, 2018
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THE FUTURE OF CONNECTICUT’S WORKFORCE PIPELINE
EAST HARTFORD, CT - Democratic Candidate for Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement following today's tour of Goodwin College:
"Connecticut is an incredible state with clear strategic advantages – most important among them, our highly-trained, highly-skilled workforce. Connecticut has a history of innovation and entrepreneurship and having better workers than anywhere else in the world. Goodwin College has fast become a leader in educating the next generation of Connecticut’s skilled workers, and they are one of the best examples of how to compete in the 21st Century."
Lamont cited the recent departures of GE, Aetna, and now MassMutual, as indicators of the importance of having a governor who will bring the state's businesses and educational institutions together to develop the next generation of workers.
"GE, Aetna, and MassMutual are not going to low-tax states. They are going to neighboring states that have aggressively trained and retained their pipeline of talent to fill the next generation of jobs.”
"We have better workers here in Connecticut, but we need to make sure that we have enough of them, and that they are prepared for the jobs of the future. As governor, I will make this a key focus. I will build on the exceptional institutions that are already here, and I will create new learning clusters in every corner of our state to train our kids for the jobs of the future."
Ned Lamont is a small business leader who started a cable TV and internet company that challenged the way the large cable companies operated. His company offered better services, efficiently, and he beat them at their game. Campus TeleVideo provided cable to over 250 college campuses and hospitals across the country.
Mr. Lamont is currently a part-time professor at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). He has spent the past eight years discussing with labor and business long-term solutions to the state's budget crisis.
Paid for by Ned for CT. Richard Smith Treasurer. Approved by Ned Lamont.