Workforce Advisory Committee

Workforce Advisory Committee

The CT IFS Workforce Advisory Committee convenes businesses, academic institutions and government agencies to address the IFS industry's short and long-term workforce needs in Connecticut.  This partnership first took root as the IFS Center for Educational Excellence, a body which guided the disbursement of a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.  This grant enabled on-demand training exclusively “designed by the industry for the industry."  Today's Workforce Advisory Committee continues to respond to industry workforce needs and leverages its members' engagement to:

  • Monitor IFS hiring trends statewide
  • Survey human resource leadership on talent needs
  • Provide data to secondary and post-secondary academic institutions to inform student programs
  • Act as a review panel for industry-related curricula
  • Serve as a think-tank around future workforce issues

In 2018, the Committee's focus is centered on workforce initiatives to support and grow this ever-evolving, innovation-driven Connecticut industry.  Stay tuned for more!


CT IFS Members