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State Workforce Development Board

Governor's Office for Workforce Competitiveness
Mary Ann Hanley, Director
100 Great Meadow Road
Suite 401
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 258-4301
Fax: (860) 258-4312

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Balance “demand-side” strategies for job creation with “supply-side” education and job training to ensure Connecticut’s Talent Pipeline remains vibrant.
  2. Implement strategies that target industry sectors where our talent, productivity, and competitive advantage can best drive economic expansion and job creation.
  3. Invest in Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP), which is aligned with regular school year programming, as a comprehensive “career competency/early start” strategy for Connecticut high school students.

Fast Facts

  • 35% of Connecticut residents over 25 have a least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Participation of Connecticut students in post-secondary education has grown steadily in the past decade.
  • Connecticut has over 1.8 million individuals in its labor force
  • Data show that students who participated in the 2010 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program were more likely to return to school or graduate after their summer program participation, and also that program participants were less likely to drop out than students from similar situations who did not participate.

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