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 in at 9 AM Tuesdays or 1 PM Thursdays in New Haven or Meriden SEE MONTHLY CALENDAR
  • Connect with a Job Seeker Consultant to discuss career planning
  • 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:

Gateway Community College

20 Church Street, New Haven, CT

(203) 285-2000


Approved Credit Programs:

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

Approved Non-Credit Programs:

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

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

(860) 343-5719


Approved Training Programs:

  • Human Service Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Professional Interpreter
  • Technical Writing
  • Veterinary Assistant Certificate
  • Mobile Web Developer
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Forensic Computer Examiner
  • Web Design Professional
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Care Technician with CNA
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Personal Trainer Certificate
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Technology Studies: Manufacturing Machine Technology
  • Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate
  • Event Management design

Pending Approval: Natural Gas Technician training program with Eversource Energy: http://mxcc.edu/ce/courses/natural-gas

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

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)

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

DCI Resources, Inc.

50 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT

(203) 404-5054


Approved Training Programs:

  • MOS Certification/Customer Service & Sales
  • Advanced Customer Service & Sales Certification
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
American Red Cross

American Red Cross

31 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, North Haven, CT 06473

(203) 234-2115


Approved Training Programs:

  • CNA: Certified Nursing Assistant

Harborview School of Phlebotomy

141 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven, CT

(475) 238-6678


Approved Training Programs:

  • Phlebotomy Technician Training

Marrakech, Inc.

6 Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, CT

(203) 389-2970


Approved Training Programs:

  • Human Services

The European Academy of Cosmetology & Hairdressing

1575 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

(203) 458-3334


Approved Training Programs:

  • Cosmetology

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

Alliance Career Institute

1840 State Street, Hamden, CT

(475) 238-8746

Approved Training Programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • CNA Refresher
  • Phlebotomy & EKG
  • Patient Care Technician

Wallingford Adult Education

37 Hall Avenue, Wallingford, CT

(203) 294-3900


Approved Training Programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Children's Community Programs of CT

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

(203) 786-6403


Approved Training Programs:

  • Security Training

Milford, CT Employment & Training

Milford Employment & Training Administration

150 Gulf Street, Milford, CT

(203) 783-3243


Approved Training Programs:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


See more choices in the North Central (Hartford, CT Region) and Eastern CT (New London Region).