Contact Your Local American Job Center
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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our American Job Centers are offering all services through virtual means. Please leave a voicemail or send us an email and staff will return your contact during normal business hours.
Your local American Job Center East office is a valuable resource for obtaining in-demand, job-specific skills and training at no cost to you. Come explore your career options and the type of training you need to be a successful candidate in a specific industry. We can help you find funding to pay for your training needs. All of our services are provided free of charge. Below are some of the services we offer.
Guidance from a Workforce Advisor
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act can provide you with personalized career guidance that will help you gain new, in-demand workplace skills and find training opportunities. To learn about and use these career guidance services, join us at a Get Back to Work orientation session. Register today for this workshop by calling your local American Job Center office (listed above) or by visiting CTHires.com.
Health Care Career Training
Interested in Health Careers? Find out how to connect to career pathway information, possible job opportunities in the healthcare industry, where funding for training might be available, and more! Find out more about our Health Career Advancement Project.
Manufacturing Skills Training
The manufacturing industry is a significant driver in the economy of Eastern Connecticut. The Connecticut Workforce Development System is working to support this industry by building a Manufacturing Skills Pipeline; a training initiative to develop skilled workers for regional employers. The initiative offers short-term classroom training, online training options, and job search assistance for jobseekers who are unemployed or underemployed. The training is designed to fit the specific hiring needs local manufacturers. To pursue this opportunity, visit the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board’s Manufacturing Pipeline page.