Fight COVID with a Career

Get on a new career path before the end of 2020!


Apply for part-time, temporary paid work experience or internships – OR – full-time permanent positions with paid on-the-job training. READ MORE below ⇓ to see which best suits you!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost everyone economically. These training and employment opportunities are specifically geared toward:

  • Adults out of work or not working enough due to COVID-related closures or lay-offs.
  • Young adults 18-24 not connected to school or work

Open to Connecticut residents at least 18 years old who are eligible to work in the United States. Check out your options below, then complete the application to get started.


Gain skills that make you employable no matter where the economy is going. Earn $15/hour working at non-profits, public agencies, social enterprises and small businesses. Additional opportunities to perform humanitarian or disaster relief work related to COVID-19.

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Ideal for candidates ready to fill FULL TIME permanent positions but needing new, specific skills through paid on-the-job training.

Includes but not limited to career paths in IT, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care and Logistics. Minority and women-owned business encouraged to participate.

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Information Technology

Technical skills are more valuable than ever. Increased remote work drives demand for skilled IT workers.

Earn recognized credentials in either Cyber Security, Help Desk or Business Analyst through DCI Resources, a top local trainer for Security +, CompTIA or MS Tech Associate  certification.

CLASSES ARE FULL! Please visit our ITXpress page for additional options.

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CNA Plus

Become a Certified Nurse Aide and help full a particular shortage at long-term care facilities and those specializing in geriatric care.

Earn your CT State CNA certification PLUS additional skills in pain management, mental health care, dementia and palliative care through Gateway Community College.

CLASSES ARE FULL! Please visit our Health Careers Advancement Project page for additional options.

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Warehousing / Logistics

Changes in consumer behavior during the Pandemic have highlighted CT’s need to build its logistics workforce. Amazon, FedEx, UPS and other small to medium-sized enterprises offer jobs with advancement opportunities. Earn a Powered Industrial Forklift credential, OSHA 10 and Geographic Information Systems training.

CLASSES ARE FULL! Please visit our main Job Seeker page for additional options.

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Choose Your New Career Path

Staff will contact you regarding next steps.

Funded by a National Emergency Disaster Relief Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and a CT Governor’s Workforce Council COVID-19 Response grant made possible by the federal CARES Act. Eligibility applies. Equal Opportunity Programs. Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities provided upon request.