Out of School -- Not Out of Opportunity
Train in Healthcare, IT, Security, Business, Transportation & MORE!
Young adults up to age 24 who are not enrolled in high school or college can apply to participate in community-based training programs funded by Workforce Alliance.Young adults living throughout South Central CT (map) are encouraged to apply.
Job coaching, skills training, credentials and job placement are included!
Review the programs below, then contact them directly. Subject to eligibility criteria and funding availability. Class start dates and enrollment dates vary.
Workforce Alliance Funded Programs:
- Children's Community Program of CT
CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY PROGRAM OF CT, 446-A BLAKE STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT
Program Contact: Rosetta Washington (203) 786-6403 Ext. 116
Be placed in a work-based learning experience or occupational skills training. All students participate in job readiness classes and community service activities and receive job search help. Training options include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Security Guard training.
- Community Renewal Team
COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM - Middlesex County
Program Contact: Julie Sapia-Bryant (860) 347-6924 Ext. 248
Prepares and places graduates into employment based on regional employer needs. Training options: certified nurse's aid, health information management, human services assistant, medical billing & coding, patient care technician, personal trainer, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, security guard, precision machining & manufacturing, Green Technology, Microsoft Office or ServSafe food safety. Those lacking a GED or High School Diploma get instruction to obtain. In collaboration with Middlesex Community College, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, and Middletown Adult Education.
- Gateway Community College
GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 20 CHURCH STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT
Program Contact: Tom Gaudioso (203) 285-2300
Attend GCC through The GREAT Center for non-credit workforce and basic skills training. All youth participate in work readiness and financial literacy workshops as a part of their overall training. Training options include Business Professional/Office Assistant, IT Help Desk Technician/A+ CompTIA, or Distribution & Supply Chain Logistics, CLA Certification and Power Industrial Forklift certification.
INFO SESSIONS: February 4, 5:30 – 7:00 PM & February 12, 5:00 - 6:30 PM. RSVP to (203) 285-2300.
- Higher Heights Youth Empowerment
HIGHER HEIGHTS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, 419 WHALLEY AVE #404, NEW HAVEN, CT
Program Contact: Corrine Sterling (203) 909-8351
Higher Heights Information Technology Certification Program offers hands-on experiences to students through the Microsoft Academy Program. Students gain up to three industry standard certifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist (beginner's level) to Mastery CompTIA certifications such as A+ and Network+. Job placement assistance upon completion.
- Tri-Town Collaborative: Wallingofrd-Meriden-Middletown
TRI-TOWN COLLABORATIVE, WALLINGFORD-MERIDEN-MIDDLETOWN
Program Contact: Julie Roebelen (860) 573-2160
Offers academic support and job readiness skills to cohorts from each town. Those with a HS credential will immediately enter an approved community college certificate program in health professions, veterinary services, manufacturing or human services. Those without a high school diploma or GED can earn one of the following: high school diploma through the Credit Diploma Program, a GED™, or a NEDP (National External Diploma Program) credential. Partnership of Meriden, Middletown and Wallingford Adult Education.
- Women & Families Center
WOMEN & FAMILIES CENTER, 169 COLONY STREET, MERIDEN, CT
Program Contacts: Tanesha Hunter (203) 235-9297 Ext. 131
Women & Families Center Open DOHR provides enrollment for skills training at Middlesex Community College and Middletown Adult Education. Training options: Certified Nursing Assistant, Human Services Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician. Work experiences coordinated at sites in and around Greater Meriden, Middletown and other towns where participants may reside or travel. Job placement assistance.