Vice Presidential Visit
2:20 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Biden, in East Hartford, Says Manufacturing Jobs Are Coming Back

Vice President Joe Biden said manufacturing jobs are coming back to the U.S., but workers need the right training to fill those positions. 

Biden credited efforts in Connecticut, including Goodwin College in East Hartford, to match job training with the needs of large and small manufacturers. He called it a model for the rest of the nation.

The vice president was participating in a roundtable discussion at the private school on Wednesday. He was joined by Governor Dannel Malloy, congressional delegation members, school officials, students, and business leaders, including Louis Chenevert, CEO of United Technologies Inc., which is based in Hartford. 

While he's in Connecticut, the vice president was to appear at two afternoon political fundraising events in Fairfield County.

One fundraiser is scheduled to be held at a Greenwich home to benefit the Democratic Governors Association. The second is planned at a Stamford home to benefit the Connecticut Democratic Party.

Biden's visit comes as Malloy faces what is expected to be a close election.

This report includes information from The Associated Press.