Ready To Work: Leveraging Technical Skills

Jobseekers: Have you been out of work, under-employed, or working outside your field for at least 6 months?

Those with education or experience in Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering or Information Technology can get tuition assistance to upgrade your

skills and re-join the workforce.

Sample Job List: (Click each title for a short video)

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Support Technician
  • CNC Programmer
  • Machinist
  • Computer-Aided Designer/Drafter (CAD)
  • IT Programmer/ Coder
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Network Administrator

  • Use form to choose an information session 2nd Thursday of the month in New Haven or 4th Friday of the month in Meriden.

    Contact Program Coordinator Steve Johnson, (203) 867-4030 x 233

    Employers: Grants to Enhance the Skills of Your Current Employees

    • Ready to Work helps employers provide training to employees to move along a defined career track, earn certifications, and qualify for promotions
    • Improves workforce skills specific to technical jobs in IT, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
    • Reduces out-of-pocket training costs with grants of up to $3,000 per individual, with minimal paperwork
    • Quick processing time with 50% reimbursement UP-FRONT. The remaining 50% is granted upon completion of the training.


    Business Services Specialists:

    Steve Johnson or call (203) 867-4030 x 233

    Vicki Gelpke or call (203) 867-4030 x 267

    Paul Gagne or call (203) 867-4030 x 219

    The Ready to Work Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Equal opportunity employer programs.

    Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for persons with disabilities.