Young Adult Job Seekers


Young Adults: Train in Healthcare, IT, Security, Culinary, Media, Business, Transportation & MORE!


Out-of-School does not mean out of opportunity

Young adults up to age 24 who are not attending any school and meet one or more additional eligibility conditions can apply to participate in

programs funded by Workforce Alliance. Job coaching, skills training, credentials and job placement are included!


To APPLY: Review the programs below, and contact them directly. Class start dates and enrollment dates vary.

Young adults living throughout South Central CT are encouraged to apply.


Workforce Alliance Funds the following Out-of-School Youth Programs:


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.


Community Renewal Team - Skills Training at Middlesex Community College

Program Contact: Julie Sapia-Bryant (860) 347-6924 Ext. 232

In collaboration with Middlesex Community College, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, and Middletown Adult Education, CRT prepares

for and places graduates into employment based on regional employer needs. Includes work readiness and vocational training. Youth who lack the

a GED or High School Diploma receive instruction to obtain either. Post-secondary skills training at Middlesex Community College

includes medical coding assistant, patient care technician, personal trainer, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, security guard, precision

manufacturing, Green Technology, Microsoft office or ServSafe food safety. Job placement assistance upon graduation.


Gateway Community College, 20 Church STreet, New Haven, CT

Program Contact: Victoria Dancy, (203) 285-2298

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/Customer Service & Sales, IT Help Desk

Technician or Distribution & Supply Chain Logistic Associate with Power Industrial Forklift certifiation.


Higher Heights Youth Empowerment, 419 Whalley Ave #404, New Haven, CT

Program Contact: Chaka Felder McEntire(203) 498-1087

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, CompTIA A+ and Network+. job placement

assistance upon completion.


TRI-TOWN COLLABORATIVE, WAllingford-Meriden-middletown

Program Contact: Julie Roebelen (860) 573-2160

The Tri-Town Collaborative is partnership of the Meriden, Middletown and Wallingford Adult Education offices. It offers academic support and

job readiness skills to cohorts from each town, while also improving their academic skills. Students without a high school diploma or GED will

receive one of the following: high school diploma through the Credit Diploma Program, a GED™, or a NEDP (National External Diploma Program)

credential. Youth already having a high school credential will immediately enter an approved community college certificate program in health

professions, manufacturing or human services.


Women & Families Center, 169 Colony Street, Meriden, CT

Program Contacts: Tanesha Hunter (203) 235-9297 Ext. 131

Women & Families Center Open DOHR program provides enrollment for skills training at Middlesex Community College (Meriden and

Middletown campuses), Gateway Community College, and Middletown Adult Education. Training selections include Certified Nursing

Assistant, Human Services Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician. Work experiences coordinated at sites in and around Greater Meriden,

Middletown, New Haven and other towns where participants may reside or travel. Job placement assistance included.