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 hired by employers willing to upgrade your skills ON THE JOB.

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 on the right 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

    Download Printable Flyer

    Employers: Contact Business Services before you hire to be eligible for 50-75% wage reimbursement.

    Staff will assist with eligibility, recruitment and screening, all with minimal paperwork. You Hire. You Train. We Pay!

    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.