MAKE 2021 YOUR YEAR

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES are offered for a limited time and require immediate application by the date shown.

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL CT: Temporary paid work experience providing humanitarian and COVID-19 relief work earning average $15/hr. Apply by SEPT. 1, 2021.

INTEREST BY SECTOR: Complete the application and indicate if you are interested in Healthcare, Manufacturing or Opioid Recovery training. You will receive a follow up email.

UNDECIDED? Indicate on your application and you will be contacted by a Talent Engagement Specialist from the American Job Center. Explore All Training Options

You may also access:

Access to Laptops & WiFi Hot Spots

Support for Transportation, Child Care, Uniforms

Additional American Job Center services

 

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These training and employment opportunities are specifically geared toward:

  • Adults ages 18+ out of work or not working enough, OR
  • Those needing re-training to enter a new career field after a layoff, OR
  • Low-income adults (Click to See Table by Family Size), OR
  • 16-24 Year Olds Not Connected to Work or School

Must be at least 18 years old and eligible to work in the United States. Check out your options below, then complete the application to get started. Priority to those living in South Central CT or otherwise indicated.

PAID WORK EXPERIENCE

Earn an average of $15/hour working to help your community recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Jobs in child care, food distribution, vaccination support and more through non-profits, public agencies or social enterprises.

APPLY BY SEPT. 1. Applicants must demonstrate that they were displaced from their previous job due to COVID-19 closures or lay-offs.

EMPLOYERS: See how this works for YOU >> 

Contact: Vicki Gelpke, vgelpke@workforcealliance.biz

(203) 867-4030 x 267

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HEALTH CAREERS

Tuition assistance, basic skills development & job placement to enter and move up the Health Care career ladder are offered through the Health Careers Advancement Program. Those who complete initial training and find employment may later get help to return to school and add more skills.

Trainings available in the Greater Meriden/Middletown and Greater New Haven areas including Certified Nursing Aid, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Central Sterile Processing Technician.

Meriden Contact: TaMesha Greene, tgreene@workforcealliance.biz

New Haven Contact: Sherreida Reid, sreid@workforcealliance.biz

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MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing is essential! Five weeks of training is all it takes to break into this field that is a backbone of the Connecticut economy. Workforce Alliance delivers Skill Up for Manufacturing with our New Haven-area training partners at Gateway Community College and Eli Whitney Tech and our Middletown-area partners at Middlesex Community College and Vinal Tech.

Skill Up includes: Free 5-Week hybrid classroom & hands-on training;Cash stipend during training; Minimum 175 pre-apprenticeship hours; Six Sigma certification; OSHA 10 safety card; and Job development.

EMPLOYERS: See how this works for YOU >> 

Contact: Jean Arnold-Barry, jarnold-barry@workforcealliance.biz

(203) 867-4030 x 227

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ADDICTION SERVICES

Get the guidance and support you need to have a successful career after opioid addiction by you or someone you know. Specially trained staff will work with those unemployed or under-employed as the result of the opioid crisis through Recovery Works. Emotional support, recovery wellness plans and community referrals, peer guidance, support groups, one-on-one and family coaching are offered.

 

Supports blend with tuition assistance; paid on-the-Job training; transportation, childcare and other supportive services; and advisement for employment in addiction services and other fields.

 

Contact: Allyson Quinn, aquinn@workforcealliance.biz

(203) 867-4030 x 220
Cell: (203) 402-8456

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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, the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, the City of New Haven, and the CT Governor’s Office of Workforce Strategy made possible by the federal CARES Act. Eligibility applies. Equal Opportunity Programs. Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities provided upon request.