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

INTEREST BY SECTOR: Complete the application and indicate if you are interested in healthcare, manufacturing or addiction services 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

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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
  • 18-24 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.


American Job Centers in South Central CT offer training scholarships to eligible jobseekers, backed up with job development and hiring incentives for employers.
Undecided? Talk to one of our Talent Engagement Specialists about your options and then sign up for an Orientation. You’ll find out about enrollment documents and how to to enter into 1-on-1 career development that may include tuition assistance and job development. Choose “Undecided” when you click Apply Today.


Contact: Kijuana White,

(203) 624-1493 x 213

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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 include Certified Nursing Aid, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, and Central Sterile Processing Technician.

Contact: Omayra Vega,

(203) 624-1493 x 216

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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,

(203) 867-4030 x 227

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Get the guidance and support you need to have a successful career after substance abuse by you or someone you know. A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will work with those unemployed, under-employed or with limited work history 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,

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

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SkillUp CT Metrix Learning

SkillUp CT Metrix Learning is an easy digital platform to help you gain the skills you need in the industry you love. Learn how to use games to boost your industry knowledge, and short video clips on how to navigate the site and take courses at your own pace.

  • Online Learning platform designed for the public workforce system
  • 5,000 courses from Skillsoft, leading provider of training to Fortune 500

SkillUp CT Metrix Learning has new courses and games, in English and Spanish, such as:

· Microsoft Teams

· Twitter for business

· Computer Development and Design

· Post pandemic workplaces


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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 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.