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Capital Workforce

The Jobs Funnel is a pre-employment preparation and job training service for Hartford and area residents seeking employment in the construction fields, and serves as the model “Funnel” establishment for the state. 

The name "Jobs Funnel," is taken from a process individuals go through – funneling into the system to gain specific work competencies and trade-related certifications.  They then funnel out to embark on a self-sustaining and rewarding career journey.

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Highlighted Program:

The CT Green Jobs Partnership and the Jobs Funnel prepared "Green Welders" - See it here. Eleven individuals completed a green construction welding certificate program and are now in demand by employers. Three of the the program completers have already been hired!

Jobs Funnel Green Jobs Construction and Welding Programs
Trades at the Jobs Funnel
  • Bricklayers / Masons
  • Carpenters
  • Drywall Finishers
  • Electricians
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Environmental Technicians (Asbestos and Lead Abatement)
  • Glaziers
  • Iron Workers

  • Laborers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Painters
  • Plumbers / Pipefitters
  • Roofers / Waterproofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Sprinkler Fitters
Pre-employment preparation for pre-apprenticeship trades to start your career
Program Criteria Program Process
  • 18 or older
  • Able to read and write English
  • Reside in Greater Hartford
  • Physically fit to perform the required work
  • Have valid photo identification
  • Drug-free
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Attend informational session
  • Provide residency verification (Picture ID and address)
  • Complete academic assessment
  • Work on career development plan with employment specialist
  • Successfully complete assigned pre-employment workshops
Start today at an Information Session
Jobs Funnel Public Informational Sessions
In Hartford Veeder Place, 20 - 28 Sargeant Street
Dial #5 for access to 3rd Floor
Every Friday - 10 a.m.  (no late admission)
In New Britain CTWorks - 270 Lafayette Street Every Thursday - 10 a.m.
In Bristol Bristol Community Organization - 55 South Street Every Tuesday - 9 a.m.

What to Bring:  Must have CT photo ID, valid Social Security Card and Proof of Residency.

New Classes beginning in February!

The Weatherization Course originally scheduled to begin 2/24/14 at Prince Tech will now begin Monday, February 3rd, 2014. Those who have been approved for the class must report to Prince Tech on 2/3/14 by 5:45 p.m. – Address:  500 Brookfield Street, Hartford, CT –You can also enter through Flatbush Ave.  – back entrance.  We will be meeting in the auditorium. 

We have 3 additional slots which can be filled with participants who are currently attending the pre-employment preparation components.  The next 40 Hr. Credential week will be held February 17th, 2014.  Those who do not have OSHA 10 will be able to take the course on 2/20 and 2/21/14. 

Contact Ben Gomez 860-899-3491 or send him an e-mail at bgomez@capitalworkforce.org

  • Do you like working with your hands?
  • Not afraid of hot or cold?
  • Like to be outdoors?
  • Like the feeling of accomplishment?
  • Do you have pride in a job well done?
  • The Jobs Funnel is for you.  Get started today.
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The Jobs Funnel
Veeder Place - 20 Sargeant Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 899-3449


The Jobs Funnel

270 Lafayette Street

New Britain, CT

(860) 827-6200


The Jobs Funnel

Bristol Community Organization

55 South Street,

Bristol, CT 06010

(860) 372-7388


Be a part of the Jobs Funnel
Since 1999, the Jobs Funnel has been uniting community groups to combine their strengths toward the creation of a strong service delivery system for the construction and related trades.  The Funnel has helped over 2,000 individuals learn the skills required to embark on their career journey.  Greater Hartford residents, ages 18 and above, have the opportunity to learn valuable skills in an effort to attain careers in the construction industry.  Under the oversight of a steering committee and administered by Capital Workforce Partners, The Jobs Funnel is a coordinated system of outreach and recruitment, assessment, case management, pre-employment preparation, job training and retention services for individuals seeking employment.
Chan found the Energy to Propel his Life Forward
Typically, people who have ever found themselves incarcerated find it challenging to find a steady job. When you are finally released, living in a halfway house and are unable to obtain a valid driver’s license, life is hard. With all the trials that Chan Suon faced, many would wonder how someone could overcome such barriers.

 Chan Workforce Stars 2012

Chan enrolled in the Hartford Jobs Funnel program in 2009 for training in the field of weatherization.

After several months of looking for employment and being rejected, he continued to remain optimistic and volunteered for Jobs Funnel events. Suon’s hard work paid off when he was offered a fulltime job as a Weatherization Techwith Victory Energy Solutions. He continued his training after he was hired and received an additional Building Performance Certifications. From there, Suon was promoted from Weatherization Technician to Energy Auditor.

Chan accomplished more goals as a result of the Jobs Funnel program. He received his driver’s license, purchased a car and rented his own apartment. He is currently attending college pursing his associate’s degree. Chan is a shining example of what one can achieve with hard work and determination. The Jobs Funnel is very proud of Chan and celebrates all of his success.

Photo: Chan Suon at the 2012 Workforce Stars Breakfast, where he was recognized with an "Adult Job Seeker" award

A Role Model for her Peers and her Children

Barely 23, no job, and several young children to support, that was the life of Tatiana Montalvo in 2007. She was unemployed and wasn’t sure about which career path she should follow.

Then she enrolled in the Hartford Jobs Funnel Program. The Hartford Jobs Funnel provided her with training in the field of drywall finishing which was conducted in partnership with Finishing Trades Apprenticeship Program and Habitat for Humanity. Out of 12 trainees, only seven successfully completed the program. Tatiana was among the top three trainees. Tatiana had had no prior experience in the drywall finishing field, but she was determined and had a desire to learn the trade.

Tatiana’s desire to succeed led her to become an instructor with Finishing Trades. She was well liked by her peers, instructors and employers. After expressing her interest in teaching her craft, she attended the Finishing Trades Institute International Training Center. Tatiana completed her Adult Teaching Techniques I and II and trained to become an OSHA 500 Instructor. In 2011, Tatiana became the first female and first bilingual instructor.

Moreover, she has co-developed a 16 hour Green Tradesman Certification Train the Trainer course for the Green Jobs Funnel CT DOL Grant. The Grant will be used by all trades and in all seven Jobs Funnel programs throughout Connecticut.

Tatiana is a role model for many of her peers and her young children.


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