ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING TRAINING TOWARDS A CAREER?
Explore a career through the CareerHub. We offer skills training as well as job search and placement services. Our team of knowledgeable workforce specialists can help each young person discover their career interest and work toward attaining the skills needed to gain employment. We want to keep you moving in the direction of your goals. You will receive job coaching, skills training, credentials, and job placement at no cost to you!
Southwestern Connecticut young adults, up to age 24 who are in school and out of school can apply to participate in community-based training programs funded by The WorkPlace.
Online Services offered include, but are not limited to:
- Career Coaching
- Occupational Training
- GED Exam Assistance
- Job Search Assistance
- Life Management Training
- Entrepreneurial/Administrative Skills
- Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance
- Resume Writing
- Literacy Support
- Hospitality Services
- Customer Service
- CDL Licensing
- Paid Internships
- And More
What programs can be found at the Career Hub?
YouthWorks supports local young adults between the ages of 16 to 24 choose and prepare for a career. The year round program called Youth Career Advancement provides support services, industry training and paid work experience for up to eight weeks. The Summer Youth Earn & Learn Employment Program links young adults to summer employment. Participants learn work readiness skills and will be paid for 20 hours weekly at minimum age for up to seven weeks during the summer.
YouthBuild Bridgeport is a pre-apprentice program that helps out-of-school Bridgeport residents between the ages of 18 and 24 learn construction and manufacturing skills. Participants receive on-the-job, hands-on, construction skills training utilizing an actual housing rehabilitation project or new construction site in the community that helps to create quality low-income housing. Additionally, participants receive GED preparation, life skills and job readiness training, leadership skills development, support services and job placement assistance.
Center 180 serves young adults between the ages of 18-24 with past or present criminal justice involvement. The program provides career guidance, resume and interviewing support, job placement, peer support, and educational support. Occupational skills training is available in automotive services, construction, healthcare, hospitality services, manufacturing, and retail.
When you apply to the Career Hub, a staff member will contact you to attend a virtual info session where you will learn about the various career opportunities and training including industry credentials and licensures. In the info session, you will learn about our young adult programs, eligibility to participate and documentation needed when working with a workforce specialist.