Employment and Training - Your Path to Employment
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients throughout Connecticut may be eligible to participate in SNAP Employment and Training (E&T). SNAP E&T is a work program designed to help SNAP recipients gain skills that will help increase self-sufficiency. States are allowed flexibility in designing and operating their SNAP E&T program.
If you are receiving SNAP in Connecticut and not receiving money from the Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program, you may be eligible to participate in approved E&T components. E&T is a skills-based program that provides short- term vocational programs at community colleges and community-based organizations. E&T programs are based on labor market information that indicates projected job growth in a given field. Self-initiated workfare is available at nonprofit organizations and provides a way for SNAP recipients to gain valuable work experience which may lead to paid employment.
DSS currently partners with the following organizations to provide Employment and Training program services. They are:
| 1. Capital Community College
| 2. Gateway Community College
| 3. Housatonic Community College
| 4. Asnuntuck Community College
||860-253-3066 or 860-253-3034|
| 5. Three Rivers Community College
| 6. Northwestern CT Community College
| 7. Goodwin College
| 8. CT Center for Arts & Technology
| 9. Opportunities Industrialization Center
|10. Community Culinary School of Northwestern CT
|11. Naugatuck Valley Community College
|12. Quinebaug Community College
|13. Middlesex Community College
All have entered into agreements with DSS to help eligible SNAP recipients gain the skills they need to find employment in the current job market. All do their own recruiting and will be happy to discuss their programs with Connecticut SNAP recipients. Interested persons do not need to live in the town where the services are provided and may self-initiate at any location.
Content Last Modified on 3/16/2017 1:54:53 PM