Unemployment Hurts. Training Helps!

After enrolling in one-on-one employment services, jobseekers living in South Central CT (map) can apply for tuition assistance to earn certifications at the schools listed below. Job placement assistance available, backed by employer incentives to hire graduates.

How to Get Started:

  • Attend a Job Opportunity Recruitment & Screening event at 9:30 AM Tuesdays or 1 PM Thursdays in New Haven or Meriden. Register with a CTHires.com account, or call (203) 624-1493 or (203) 238-3688.
  • If you are not matched immediately with a job opportunity, you will move on to a 1-on-1 appointment with a Job Seeker Consultant to discuss an employment & training plan.
  • Provide Eligibility Documents

Explore Your Options:

Each school below has met rigid requirements for curriculum, credentials and employment outcomes. Books, exam fees and where necessary uniforms and shoes are included. Click an image BELOW to see program choices for each school:

The Children's Community Programs of CT

446A Blake Street, Suite 100, New Haven, CT

(203) 786-6403


Approved Training Programs:

  • Security Training

Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology

4 Science Park

New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 823-9823


Approved Programs:

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Culinary Arts

DCI Resources, Inc.

50 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT

(203) 404-5054


Approved Training Programs:

  • (Level 1) Microsoft Office Specialist/Customers Service and Sales
  • (Level 2) CompTIA A+ Certification
  • (Level 2) Advanced Customer Service & Sales Certification
  • (Level 2) Microsoft Technology Certification - TechHire Prep Program
  • (Level 3) Advanced IT Career Pathways Certification Program (MTA/CompTIA/CISCO)

ENTECH (ICPA Technical Education Center)

10 Alcap Ridge, Cromwell, CT

(860) 893-0605


  • S License HVAC
  • B License HVAC
  • Commercial Driver Training
  • CETP Propane Training
  • Building Analyst
  • Envelope-Shell Training (Energy Efficiency)

The European Academy of Cosmetology & Hairdressing

1575 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

(203) 458-3334


Approved Training Programs:

  • Cosmetology

Gateway Community College

20 Church Street, New Haven, CT

(203) 285-2000


Approved Credit Programs:

  • Accountant Assistant Certificate (pending)
  • Business Office Technology: Customer Service (pending)
  • Business Office Technology: Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate (pending)
  • Child Development Associate Credential Certificate
  • Clean Water Management Certificate (pending)
  • Culinary Arts Certificate (pending)
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery Counselor Certificate
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Assistant (pending)
  • Electrical Technician Certificate (pending)
  • Entrepreneurial Studies (pending)
  • Environmental Science and Toxicology Certificate (pending)
  • Human Service Certificate
  • Teacher Assistant Certificate (pending)
  • Therapeutic Recreation Certificate (pending)
  • Water Management Certificate

Approved Non-Credit Programs:

  • A+ CompTIA Desktop Support Training (NEW)
  • A+ CompTIA Desktop Support Training & CompTIA Network + Training (NEW)
  • A+ CompTIA & Network+ Certification & Program
  • A+ Computer Technician
  • CompTIA Network +Cert (Evenings & Saturdays)
  • American Academy of Professional Coders AAPC
  • Auto CAD 2015 with AutoCAD 3D
  • Bookkeeping Professional National Certificate w/Quickbooks
  • Bookkeeping Certificate Training with AIPB Certification
  • Business Analyst Certificate (pending)
  • Business Professional & Office Assistant
  • CDL Class A with DOL/OSHA Hazmat
  • CDL Class B with DOT/OSHA Hazmat
  • Community Health Worker (pending)
  • Desktop Publishing, Digital Printing & Production (pending)
  • Distribution & Supply Chain Logistics with Powered Industrial Forklift
  • Emergency Medial Technician (EMT-B)
  • HVAC B-2 Licensing with EPA 608 Certification
  • Medical Office Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Care Technician with CNA
  • Patient Navigator w/ Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Small Engine Repair & Technology
  • Real Estate Principles & Practices
  • ServSafe Food Handler, Alcohol Safety & Manager Training

Harborview School of Phlebotomy

141 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven, CT

(475) 238-6678


Approved Training Programs:

  • Phlebotomy Technician Training

Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Boulevard

Bridgeport, CT


The following programs have been approved:

Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology

Certified Medical Insurance & Reimbursement Specialist

Certified Professional Coder

Certified Nurse Aide

CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation

CompTIA Networking + Certification Preparation

CompTIA Security+ Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Patient Care Technician

Pharmacy Technician Program

Marrakech, Inc.

6 Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, CT

(203) 389-2970


Approved Training Programs:

  • Human Services

Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 343-5719


Approved Training Programs:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Event Management Design (pending)
  • Forensic Computer Examiner
  • Human Service Assistant (pending)
  • Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate (pending)
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Mobile Web Developer (pending)
  • Natural Gas Field Technician
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Patient Care Technician with CNA
  • Personal Trainer Certificate
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Professional Interpreter (pending)
  • Real Estate Principles and Practices
  • Security Officer Certification
  • Technology Studies: Manufacturing Machine Technology
  • Technical Writing (pending)
  • Veterinary Assistant Certificate (pending)
  • Video Game Design and Development (pending)
  • Web Design Professional (pending)

Milford, CT Employment & Training

Milford Employment & Training Administration

150 Gulf Street, Milford, CT

(203) 783-3243


Approved Training Programs:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

New Haven Adult & Continuing Education

580 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven

(203) 492-0213


  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

OnTrack Computer Services

11 West High Street (Rt. 66), East Hampton, CT

(860) 754-7440


  • MS Office and Accounting
  • MOS - Special Training
  • Security + Certification
  • A+ Certification - Computer Tech
  • Network + Certification
  • Server + Certification

Outreach School of Real Estate

900 Chapel Street, 10th Street

New Haven, CT 06510


  • Real Estate Investing and Licensing

Paul Mitchell - The School (North Haven Academy LLC)

97 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT

(203) 985-0222


Approved Training Programs:

  • Cosmetology

Shear Brilliance Institute

531 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT

(203) 934-7983

Approved Training Programs:

  • Cosmetology

Stone Academy

560 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516

Telephone: (203) 288-7474


Approved Programs:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Office Professional
  • Patient Care Specialist

University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

(203) 342-5846


  • Project Management Certificate

Wallingford Adult Education

37 Hall Avenue, Wallingford, CT

(203) 294-3900


Approved Training Programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)