Capital Workforce Partners Joins in the Launch of CareerConneCT

State program created to help Connecticut residents get training and jobs in fast-growing industries

HARTFORD, CONN. – December 12, 2022 – Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) today joined in the kick-off of the CareerConneCT program, an initiative designed to help the thousands of Connecticut residents whose jobs and lives were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic get back to work in the state’s fastest-growing industries.

Developed by Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly, CareerConneCT offers training for entry-level and middle-skill jobs in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Green jobs
  • Infrastructure/construction
  • Life sciences
  • Business services
  • Transportation (such as Commercial Driver’s License, or CDL)

Connecticut’s regional Workforce Development Boards (WDB), including CWP, help businesses find qualified workers while helping workers get the skills employers need.  In its role as a WDB, CWP will play a major role in the Career ConneCT initiative by offering critical training, specifically in the areas of Transportation/Commercial Drivers Licenses and Information Technology.

“We are thrilled to be part of CareerConneCT and look forward to helping north central Connecticut residents get the training they need to get back into the workforce,” Alex Johnson, President & CEO of CWP.  “Employers across our region have made it clear that they have plenty of job openings, but not enough skilled applicants.  CWP is ready to meet this moment by helping to modernize our workforce and strengthen greater Hartford’s economy.”

Connecticut residents participating in Career ConneCT training programs can earn industry-recognized credentials in as little as five to 12 weeks and get connected to employers ready to hire.  For eligible residents, all training programs are offered at no cost and provide supportive services such as childcare, transportation, and technology.

Many training programs will begin in January and February of 2023 with others launching on a rolling basis.  Training programs will be provided in locations across Connecticut offering online, in-person, or combined learning opportunities.

CWP’s training programs in Information Technology and Transportation, including Commercial Driver’s License/CDL, are currently enrolling participants with classes scheduled to start soon.

“We encourage residents in greater Hartford and across the state to visit portal.ct.gov/careerconnect,” said Johnson.  “This is the perfect opportunity to get started on gaining the skills needed for high-demand, high-quality careers such as IT and transportation.”

To learn more, visit the CWP CareerConneCT Program web page at https://capitalworkforce.org/career-connect-program/ or the State of Connecticut CareerConneCT web page at https://portal.ct.gov/careerconnect.

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