Workforce Development / Changing Workforce / Industrial Training

In drive to increase manufacturing workforce, Sikorsky and Teamsters partner to reach high school students

By the Hartford (CT) Courant

Aug 20, 2019

With demand soaring for qualified manufacturing workers in Connecticut, Sikorsky Aircraft and the Teamsters union are ratcheting up an 18-year partnership to train the next generation of aerospace employees, reaching beyond community colleges and vocational schools into high schools.

The Stratford helicopter maker, a subsidiary of defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp., and the union that represents 4,000 Sikorsky workers recently announced an aircraft manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program certified by the Department of Labor. The designation allows students to apply the hours of work and study certified to any aerospace manufacturer. 

Read the full story, "In drive to increase manufacturing workforce, Sikorsky and Teamsters partner to reach high school students," at courant.com.

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