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The North Central Connecticut Workforce Source.

All of Capital Workforce Partners Youth Programming is based on a combination of the Capital Workforce Partners Tiered System with the CWP Career Competencies.

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program

The Capital Workforce Partners Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program is a 5-6 week, summer “work and learn” experience in July and August designed for students between 8th – 12th grades. Students are trained using the Capital Workforce Partners Career Competencies System. Current Pre-Application Information Here.


Year Round Youth Employment for High School Students

Designed for High School students, this programming aims to provide meaningful exposure to the private sector workplace through initiatives such as: career exploration days, job shadowing opportunities, field trips and company tours, internships and pre-apprenticeships and job readiness/career competency training.


WIA Youth and Opportunity Youth (Programs for Youth Who are Not Currently in School)

Our Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, for youth, who are not currently in school, provide access to training and skills building activities that will result in jobs and self-sustaining careers.

CAPITAL WORKFORCE PARTNERS TIER-BASED SYSTEM

Through a structured, tiered approach to "learning and working," the future workforce is better equipped to be successful in secondary education and career. 

TIER I - Project-based Learning and Career Exploration  

Career exposure activities and introduction competency development and team building.

For youth ages 14-16.

TIER II - Simulated Work Environments and Career Exploration 

Continuation of competency development. Youth participate in a simulated work environment and participate in job shadowing and/or sector-related field trips.

For ages 14 – 17.

TIER III - Enhanced Employability Skills Training and Employment 

Youth participate in subsidized internships preceded by competency development, and accompanied by supervision of both worksite and teacher/program coordinator.

For ages 16-24.

TIER IV – CAREER CONNECTIONS 

Through help from a school-based career coordinator, youths receive mentoring, job readiness workshops, learn how to conduct a job search and secure unsubsidized, private sector employment.

For ages 17+.

CAPITAL WORKFORCE PARTNERS' CAREER COMPETENCIES

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What businesses say "you" need to be successful in getting and holding a job. Learn more on our Career Competencies page