Manufacturing, Engineering & IT
On-the-Job Training & Employee Recruitment
On-the-Job training allows employee training to take place at business, doing the actual job and providing an immediate return. Employers receive a subsidy of 50% - 75% of wages. Ideal candidates have been unemployed or underemployed for at least six months, and have education or experience that is transferable.
Manufacturing & Engineering: Steve Johnson at (203) 867-4030 x 233
Information Technology: Vicki Gelpke at (203) 867-4030 x 267
Training, Internships and Jobs in IT
The ITXpress program provides FREE training and support service to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to land jobs in Information Technology. Employer subsidies are available to train on-the-job or host an intern. ITXpress may also assist with direct job placement, or training grants for existing employees to earn credentials and advance, regardless of age.
Contact Career Navigator Matthew Reid at (203) 867-4030 x 287, or attend an Information Sessions on Select Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 PM. CLICK HERE for form.
College-Based Manufacturing Training
Workforce Alliance partners with the CT Advanced Manufacturing Initiative to encourage enrollment into the Precision Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate program through Middlesex Community College in Middletown, which can be completed in 10 months and trains for jobs as Machinist; Tool & Die Maker; Welder, cutter, solderer, and brazer; Industrial machinery mechanic; Maintenance worker; Metal/plastic machine worker. Employers may qualify for workforce training grants for existing employees to enhance skills.
Students may qualify for training assistance through Workforce Alliance and its programs, or traditional financial aid.. Contact Juliana Castillo to get started or attend a 21st Century Manufacturing Information Session:
Thurs., 10:00 - 11:00 AM, July 6, July 13 or July 20
Thurs., 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Aug. 10, Aug. 17 or Aug. 24
Tues., 10:00-11:00 AM, July 11, July 18 or July 25
Tues., 10:00-11:00 AM, Aug. 8, Aug. 15 or Aug. 22
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Ready to Work and the Job Driven National Emergency Grant are funded in whole or part by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration These are equal opportunity employer programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to people with disabilities. The Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative is a $15,000,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.