Elliot Ginsberg cited for depth of service, 22 years on CWP Board of Directors
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology President and CEO Elliot Ginsberg received the Capital Workforce Partners President’s Award at CWP’s annual meeting on June 15.
Presented by CWP Board Chairman Thomas Mongellow and U.S. Rep. John Larson of East Hartford, the award recognizes meritorious service, which Congressman Larson spelled out during his remarks. Ginsberg is retiring from the CWP board after 22 years.
“Your work is exemplary,” Larson said about Ginsberg, who is his former chief of staff and Connecticut’s commissioner of human services under then-Gov. William A. O’Neill. “You care deeply for your community, state and nation.” Turning to those in attendance, Larson added, “This is someone who is dedicated with every fiber of his being to improving the lives of families.”
Mongellow emphasized that Ginsberg goes to great lengths to ensure employer perspectives are not only heard but acted upon for workforce development policy and initiatives. Ginsberg expanded upon the speakers’ thoughts in brief remarks.
“I’ve tried to make changes that are necessary,” he said. “I’ve seen what happens when families don’t have enough income and a job – and it’s never good. It’s the responsibility of organizations such as ours to not just do what the law says but to listen to our hearts.”
CCAT is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., CCAT creates and implements bold ideas for applied technologies, export and cyber services, energy solutions, STEM education and career development. By leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to excel.
As the state’s regional Workforce Development Board in North Central Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners helps individuals overcome barriers to employment and closes the gap between skills and business hiring needs. The organization is guided by a Consortium of the region’s chief and elected officials and by representatives from business, education and labor serving on its Board of Director. Its mission is to leverage public and private resources to produce skilled workers for a competitive regional economy, driving to close the region’s skills gap.
Elliot Ginsberg currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. Prior to his present position, he served Connecticut Congressman John B. Larson as Chief of Staff. Full bio
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