The WorkPlace acts as a convenor, a catalyst, a collaborator, and an advocate for workforce development throughout Southwestern Connecticut and beyond. The WorkPlace’s focus has always been “lifelong learning”, working with employers to train their employees. We offer customized job training services and incentives for specific high-growth sectors and for improving the skills and opportunities of workers.
STEP UP Program
Subsidized Training and Employment Program
For more information about STEP UP call Carmen Nieves at (203) 610-8478 or click here.
RFP: Incumbent Worker Training Program
On August 28, 2012, The WorkPlace announced the availability of approximately $87,783 in grant funds from the State of Connecticut for innovative approaches to developing a well trained workforce. The WorkPlace seeks employers in Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Green related industries to apply. Awards will fall within the range of $10,000 to $20,000. Businesses will receive payment for training expenses on a cost-reimbursement basis.
This initiative is a strategic effort to prepare workers and businesses for new and challenging opportunities. Grant funds awarded under this program should be used to develop employee training solutions that address workforce challenges in Southwestern Connecticut. All funds for training programs must be allocated by May 31, 2013 and training completed by June 30, 2013.
The RFP is posted on our website. Click here to view and download the full document. Please note that submissions must meet the specs in the RFP.
For more information contact Lauren Kelman (203) 610-8580
The CTWorks Career Coach is a unique resource, a high-tech mobile classroom that can deliver services anywhere, anytime. The Career Coach is available to employers on a rental basis to provide training to their employees and for special events.
Training can include:
For more information or to schedule the Coach, contact: Brett Middleton, (203) 333-5129 ext. 241