Reposted from the Hartford Business Journal
by Liese Klein

 

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Unemployed workers seeking jobs in IT, health care, construction and other fields will get new funding toward intensive re-training under a $3.7 million grant announced by Hartford-based Capital Workforce Partners (CWP).

The funds come from the state Department of Economic and Community Development as part of a worker-training effort under the auspices of the state Coronavirus Relief Fund

“This program is geared to enable participants during a short window of time to earn relevant skills and certifications, which can lead to job stability, employee benefits, job advancement opportunities or even a change in careers,” CWP President & CEO Alex Johnson said.

More than 400 people are currently enrolled in CWP re-training programs, which include a $200 stipend for each week of training, a laptop computer if needed, funds for training gear and funds for basic needs including child care, transportation and housing.

The U.S. Treasury allocated $1.4 billion in federal monies to Connecticut for its Coronavirus Relief Fund in April, and the state set up the Workforce Training Innovation Fund to pay for job-training and re-training efforts around the state.

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