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
The Committee's focus is centered on workforce initiatives to support and grow this ever-evolving, innovation-driven Connecticut industry.