Jobs Funnel

Gain specific work competencies and trade-related certifications.

The Jobs Funnel is a pre-employment preparation and job training “stepping stone” for Connecticut residents who are seeking employment in construction and construction-related trades. 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 build self-sustaining and rewarding careers.

In Capital Workforce Partners’ region, there is a Jobs Funnel office in Hartford and New Britain that serves residents from all of North Central Connecticut.

Jobs Funnel Program Criteria
  • 18 or older
  • Able to read and write English
  • Reside in North Central Connecticut
  • Physically fit to perform the required work
  • Have valid photo identification from the Connecticut DMV
  • Drug-free
  • Access to reliable transportation
Jobs Funnel Program Process
  • 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
Jobs Funnel Public Information Sessions and Directions

Veeder Place | 20 Sargeant St., Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-899-3449
Every Thursday at 10:00 am (no late admission)
Dial #5 for access to the 3rd floor

New Britain One Stop Career Center | 270 Lafayette St., New Britain, CT
Phone: 860-827-6200
Every Thursday at 10:00 am
What to bring: Must have CT photo ID, valid SS Card, Proof of Residency, and Birth Certificate

Connecticut Women Can Weld!

CT Women Can Weld! is a no-cost training program that introduces women to exciting careers in welding.

The program is 10 weeks long, 32 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

The program will be conducted by the Ironworkers Local 15 Joint Apprenticeship Training. Classes begin February 10, 2020 at 49 Locust Street in Hartford.

Download the Connecticut Women Can Weld! Flyer

Complete Pre Application


BEST Chance Program

BEST Chance Program

The BEST Chance Program is your best chance toward a great career, and offers free training and job placement for former offenders.

The BEST Chance Program will prepare you for careers in Construction, Culinary Arts, or Pre-Manufacturing. Benefits include:

  • Transportation Assistance
  • Supportive Services

Are you interested or do you know someone who may be interested? If so, attend an upcoming orientation session.

2020 Virtual Orientation Sessions
Fridays from 9:30 am – 10:30 am — No Late Admission
Complete Pre Application

Download the BEST Chance Program Flyer
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Youth & Young Adults

Ages 14-24