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Desperate For Workers, Connecticut Manufacturers Gain New Training School

Desperate For Workers, Connecticut Manufacturers Gain New Training School

Tunxis Community College is establishing Connecticut’s eighth advanced manufacturing education program as employers struggle to keep up with demand for workers.

Brian J. Fries, president of Atlantic Precision Spring Inc., a Bristol-based metal-stamping manufacturer, said the college training program, set to launch in August, can’t come soon enough.

“The last thing I need is to have jobs and not have personnel,” he said Wednesday following a meeting of employers and state education officials at Tunxis in Farmington.

Jim Lombella, president of Asnuntuck and Tunxis community colleges, said he receives phone calls daily “from employers looking for skilled...

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