Sen. Formica, Sen. Somers Join Officials at Launch of CareerConneCT in Groton

August 16, 2022

Today, Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) joined officials including U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at Grasso Technical High School to announce the launch of CareerConneCT, a workforce training initiative focused on supporting Connecticut job seekers.


“CareerConneCT invests in back to work initiatives that will transcend the pandemic. Eastern CT’s bipartisan manufacturing pipeline program through the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) has been a wonderful example of the work we can and must do to successfully connect people with careers,” said Formica and Somers.


CareerConneCT includes a funding award of $7,850,000 for the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board to expand the nationally recognized Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative statewide to train individuals in entry-level manufacturing roles.


Sen. Formica and Sen. Somers have advocated for workforce development support across Connecticut. Earlier this year, they joined their Senate Republican colleagues in proposing a Better Way to a Prosperous Connecticut – a comprehensive workforce development plan which includes additional ways to further Connecticut’s efforts to help every person find their pathway to a career.

Sen. Paul Formica; John Beauregard, Special Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board; Sen. Heather Somers

“The work is far from done. Let’s continue to advocate for policies to grow jobs, create opportunity, and train our future workforce,” said Formica and Somers.


To enroll in training programs or for more information on CareerConneCT visit