Governor Dannel Malloy recently announced that Eastern has received $464,764 as part of a $12 million consortium grant from the U.S. Department of Labor designed to help dislocated workers, veterans and other under-employed workers for careers in health and sciences. Charter Oak College and five community colleges -- Capital, Norwalk, Manchester, Gateway, and Middlesex -- were part of the grant award.
"Healthcare and the life sciences are two sectors of our economy that are poised to grow in the coming century," said Malloy. "That's the reason we have vigorously pursued companies like Jackson Laboratories and Alexion to relocate and expand in our state. The more we can solidify Connecticut's role as a leader in these industries, the more our residents will have access to goop paying jobs with good benefits. And thanks to today's announcement, we're going to be able to have the workforce in place really make this vision a reality."