HARTFORD, CT - Express Kitchens, a manufacturer of cabinets and countertops, has entered into a partnership with Capital Work Force (CFW) to provide technical training and employment opportunities to inner-city unemployed. 

Express Kitchens Supports Inner-City Training ProgramFounded in 2002, Express Kitchens quickly expanded to operate seven locations across Connecticut and West Springfield, MA. The company manufactures, retails and installs cabinets and laminate and granite countertops. Express Kitchens, a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) augments retail sales of its own Star Cabinets line with products manufactured by Aristokraft, Armstrong, Homecrest and Europa.

Capital Work Force coordinates technical training programs and initiatives to develop a skilled and educated workforce in Hartford. Manufacturing, construction and allied health are three of the non-profit group's training sectors. Capital Work Force has partnered with three Connecticut community colleges, each which has adopted Asnuntuck Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program.

Yolanda Rivera of CWF said, “Express Kitchens commitment to our inner-city workforce development has been tremendous. Further, Express Kitchens goes out of its way in training people with low skill levels, getting them ready for new technical career opportunities.”

In May, Express Kitchens announced that it would provide 430 kitchens for the Storrs Center renovation project in Mansfield, CT.

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