NEW BRITAIN - All eyes and ears were on William â€śBillâ€ť Tomasso of the Tomasso Group, as he introduced Chris Link, president of New Britain-based Link Mechanical, during a recent visit to Opportunities Industrialization Center earlier this month as he addressed members of the Men of Many Colors group.
Link was invited by long-time OIC board member, Bill Tomasso, to speak with the students in the program about the benefits of working in the trades.
â€śWho better to speak to these young men, than Chris Link, who exemplifies a true New Britain companyâ€™s success story at a time when these young men are learning about job training and career development services,â€ť said Tomasso.
A 1984 graduate of Goodwin Tech, and born and raised in New Britain, Link spoke of how he started his business in his parentâ€™s garage.
Today, he has nearly 50 employees working out of his business, at 34 Walnut St. in New Britain. He explained how an education in the trades, is a career for life.
â€śLicensed technicians today at Link Mechanical can make around $45 an hour, plus benefits, a company vehicle and a tool allowance,â€ť said Link.
- The Tomasso Group