project ceo

What Does it Mean to Be A CEO?

  • Career-Minded & Committed To Success
  • Explore Your Interests & Make A Plan
  • Opportunity to Show Leadership & Move Up


Project CEO gives you the skills you need to get the jobs you want with employers in Greater New Haven & Middlesex Counties.

Open to ages 16-24 living in South Central CT not currently attending high school or college. . Enrollment includes participating in small group activities over a 4-Day period (SEE DATES BELOW) and attending hiring events at the American Job Center, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Offered FREE of charge — contact staff for eligibility.

All participants practice interviewing, create a resume and make a personal plan for success. Your plan may include paid work experience, on-the-job training or other skills training.


Upcoming 2020 Group Dates:



FEBRUARY 10 – 13


MARCH 9-12

MARCH 23-26


APRIL 20-23

MAY 4-7

MAY 18-21


New in 2020:

Future Leaders Peer Support Group: Facilitated and attended by young adults enrolled in Project CEO. Discuss challenges, brainstorm, network and share ideas for achieving career goals. Special guest speakers each month will be Project CEO grads who will return to share their successes and strategies! DATES: Jan. 29, Feb. 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, 10 AM -12 PM (Jan. 29, 9 – 11 AM only).

Leadership Development Symposium: Leadership development is key to helping youth and young adults work toward their career goals. There is demand in the workforce for dynamic leaders. This 3-Day workshop will explore the leader in you for today’s job market. Learn the soft skills needed for leadership and be better prepared for the workforce. April 15, 16, 17, 2020!


QUESTIONS? Contact Project CEO Coordinator: Kaliuha Spears-Burgess at (203) 624-1493 x 228 or
FROM THE FEED: Project CEO on INSTAGRAM @projectceo_ct

Project CEO

Project CEO connects you to jobs & employers with potential. Please tell us how to reach you by completing the fields below. Feel free to also contact Project CEO Coordinator Kaliuha Spears-Burgess at 203-624-1493 x 228 or

Project CEO is an employment and training program offered free of charge in South Central CT through the American Job Centers. Funded by Workforce Alliance through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. South Central CT includes: Bethany, Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam,Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Orange, Portland, Wallingford, West Haven, Westbrook and Woodbridge.


See Also: Additional Resources for 16-24 Year Olds Not Enrolled in School