b'WorkforceConnecticuts economic success depends on its educated, highly skilled workforce. Multiple organizations offer programs and direct financial assistance to support the ongoing skills development of the workforce.Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Older in Greater New Haven, 2016Population 25 Years & Older High School/Equivalent CollegeNo Diploma Some College, Associates Bachelors Degree Diploma No Degree Degree or HigherRegion 395,047 9.39% 29.49% 17.14% 6.85% 37.14%Connecticut 2,466,129 9.85% 27.30% 17.32% 7.48% 38.05%Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (B15002)Getting the Right SkillsWhile the region is known for its highly educatedWelding, Carpentry, Painting, Pipefitting, Shipfitting, workforce, we are also experiencing great demandSheetmetal Worker, Outside Electrician/Electronics for qualified workers with specialized skills thatMechanic, and Design/Drafting. The content of the can be obtained without a college degree. Thesecourses is based on current and predicted needs in careers offer good wages and opportunities forthe manufacturing sector.advancement.Hospitality PipelineNew Initiatives A partnership between the University of New 2018 was a transformative year in mobilizingHaven and the New Haven-based nonprofit programs to train residents to meet the current andWorkforce Alliance provided an immersion into the future skill needs in the manufacturing, hospitalityhospitality industry and job placement assistance. and technology sectors. Workforce Alliance, SouthDuring the program, students received an inside Central Connecticuts American Jobs Center, offerslook into the hospitality and tourism fields, enabling a full array of job development services to alignthem to earn industry credentials and gain hands-workers with industry needs. Program developmenton experience at hotels and restaurants in the is created in concert with educational institutions,greater New Haven area. All 24 participants in the employers and government agencies. This year,first cohort obtained positions upon graduation. Workforce Alliance created new programs toWith 13 hotels in planning or development in the address critical needs for two growing sectors,Greater New Haven region, demand for employees manufacturing and hospitality. with hospitality experience will continue to grow and Workforce Alliance and the University of New Haven Skill Up for Manufacturing are ready to meet that demand. Workforce Alliance partnered with Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board and GatewayHolberton School at DistriCT New HavenCommunity College to create the first phase of itsAt Holberton, you dont need coding manufacturing workforce development pipeline.experience or a college degreejust curiosity and Skill Up is designed to quickly channel unemployeddetermination. Their philosophy is that people of all and underemployed people into entry-levelbackgrounds, ethnicities, and education deserve the manufacturing jobs by providing the fundamentalsopportunity to learn. Unlike traditional coding boot that employers need in as little as 5 weeks. Uponcamps, students have the option of paying upfront completion of the initial program, workers havetuition or paying a percentage of their salary upon the opportunity to continue their training in specificgraduation. Their first classes kicked off in January areas, such as: Inside Machinist, Outside Machinist,2019. 66'