Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

CCAT/AMEP Manufacturing Webinar Series
Weekly webinars by CT Manufacturers for CT Manufacturers
Register for upcoming opportunities and view resources from past webinars focused on challenges and opportunities for CT businesses during this time.

MIF Manufacturing Voucher Program (MVP) COVID-19 Response
In response to the COVID19 impact, the MVP will give priority and focus to manufacturers realigning or expanding capacity and capabilities to respond to the shortages of critical medical equipment and supplies.

CT.GOV Resources

Additional Resources

The Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership (AMEP) is an employer-led Workforce Solutions Collaborative Metro Hartford Industry Partnership focused on the workforce needs of advanced manufacturing and technology companies in the Hartford and Enfield labor market areas. AMEP focuses on the best ways to recruit entry level workers and train incumbent workers. AMEP supports job quality programs and services that establish career pathways that lead to family sustaining wages, reduced employer costs, and retention of current workforce.


Every manufacturing position is filled with a qualified employee. AMEP will provide leadership to drive effective and efficient workforce solutions by maximizing any available resource.


A formal structure has been developed by our AMEP chairs (coming soon)
Hartford Area Chair: Glenn Ford, President, Phoenix Manufacturing
Central CT Chair: Charles Daniels, Chief Financial Officer, Wepco Plastics

Meetings Driven by Employer Workforce Needs

Each quarterly meeting brings together speakers on current topics such as apprenticeship, manufacturing innovation, and workforce forecasting. Participating employers have first-hand access to many state and federal programs that offer financial support in growing their business.

Career Pathways Employment Program 

Participating employers can access a pre-screened applicant pool through the Career Pathways Employment Program (CPEP). This particular group of job seekers have foundational and technical skills that have been validated through training and assessments. Click here for more information about CPEP.

Incumbent Worker Training

Resources to access incumbent worker training focused on your company needs, including digital and Industry 4.0 workshops and trainings.

Job Quality Programs

Employer driven programs and services to help retain a competent workforce.

Financial Wellness Programs

Programs for employers to offer front line workers greater understanding of the different ways to maximize income, track expenses, create a budget, make informed purchases, monitor and protect their money, and develop a savings plan. Click here for more information about United Way’s portfolio of Financial Literacy offerings. 

Manufacturing Awareness Programs

Ideas and resources to help build the talent pipeline of K-12 students in your region.

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Contact us today for more information about AMEP and to find out how you can get involved.

Lynn Raicik – | 860.282.4297

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