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Courtney, DeLauro Slam Cuts To Federal Apprenticeship Program

Courtney, DeLauro Slam Cuts To Federal Apprenticeship Program

A House Republican plan to eliminate a $95-million-a-year federal apprenticeship program could be bad news for Connecticut.

With a growing demand for skilled defense and aerospace workers, business and political leaders have been anticipating the funding to boost worker training ahead of an expected ramp-up in military contracting.

“It just flies in the face of every message that employers, not just in manufacturing, but in other sectors, have been totally united in expressing, which is the jobs are there but the skills aren’t,” Rep. Joe Courtney said.

Courtney traveled to an Electric Boat union hall in Groton Friday, where officials from the submarine manufacturer...

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