Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership


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 local labor market areas. AMEP focuses on the best practices in recruiting entry-level workers and training 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.

AMEP Chair:  Charles Daniels, Chief Financial Officer, Wepco Plastics


A formal structure has been developed by our AMEP chairs. Click here to view the 2020 AMEP Charter


Thank you for joining us for the 2021 AMEP Annual Meeting

  • Celebrating Connecticut-based employers for uniting to secure State and Government funds needed to rebuild our 2021 post-COVID workforce.
  • Hearing from manufacturing leaders about employer-driven initiatives for AMEP 2022
  • Paying tribute to Paula Gilberto, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for her 10+ years supporting AMEP, one of Connecticut’s first sector partnerships.

Featured speakers included:
Ron Angelo, CEO of CCAT
AMEP Chair Charles Daniels, COO of Wepco Plastics
ACM President Glenn Ford, CEO of Phoenix Manufacturing

Download a copy of the 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation.


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.

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


Manufacturing Awareness Programs
Engage and inspire the next generation of manufacturers by participating in our Industry Ambassador Program and exploring ideas and resources to help build the talent pipeline of K-12 students in your region.


CCAT/AMEP Connecticut Manufacturers Webinar Series
by CT Manufacturers for CT Manufacturers
Check back soon for information about upcoming events
View recordings and slides from previous webinars

MIF Voucher Programs

Matched funds to improve your manufacturing productivity, efficiency and competitiveness and implementation of IoT solutions and Additive Manufacturing.

Resources for Employers from CT.GOV

Count on CCAT

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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