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Capital was joined by Accenture, state, city, and college officials in celebrating the apprenticeship program at Capital. Shown left to right: John Maduko, M.D., President, CT State Community College, Ryan Oakes, Health and Public Service Lead, Accenture, Terrence Cheng, President, CT State Colleges & Universities, G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D., CEO, Capital Community College, Harford Mayor Luke Bronin, and Kelli Vallieres, Ph.D., Vice Chair of the Governor’s Workforce Council and Chief Workforce Officer of the Office of Workforce Strategy.

HARTFORD—Capital Community College held a ribbon-cutting for its Hartford Talent Hub today to celebrate a paid apprenticeship program with Accenture which will expand access to training for in-demand coding and technology jobs and help create a pipeline of skilled workers for Connecticut employers.

"This apprenticeship program is a once-in-a-lifetime professional opportunity for these apprentices,” said G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D., CEO of Capital Community College. “They are able to begin their career with Accenture, a highly sought-after international company, where they are trained and mentored in technology and consulting, and have access to Capital's academic and support services for the duration of their apprenticeship. Accenture has been a model partner and I have no doubt that the results of this program will be life-changing for all involved."

The program’s apprentices, three of whom are already-enrolled Capital students, will receive hands-on training and on-going coaching during the 12-month schedule. They are also able to access Capital services such as tutoring, library access, food pantry, public transportation passes and other student resources for wellness and skill development.

“Adoption of apprenticeship programs among educators, employers and the public sector can fundamentally change the career trajectory for students who are about to enter, or re-enter, the workforce,” said Ryan Oakes, senior managing director, Accenture global health and public services industry practices chair. “Thank you to Governor Lamont, Mayor Bronin, Capital Community College, and the Hartford-area technology group for the partnership in building a more inclusive future of work in Connecticut.”

“We are proud to have helped facilitate this exciting program. It is a fantastic example of public/private collaboration, industry working closely with higher education to build a customized workforce solution,” added Peter Denious, CEO of AdvanceCT. “This partnership is a real win-win-win for Capital Community College students, for Accenture and for the city of Hartford.”

Those who are interested in applying for the apprenticeship are not required to have a college degree, but must have a high school diploma or equivalent. For more information on the program, visit