DSS: Employment and Training - Your Path to Employment

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 Hartford 860-906-5029
 2.  Gateway Community College   New Haven 203-285-2300
 3.  Housatonic Community College Bridgeport  203-332-5057
 4.  Asnuntuck Community College Enfield 860-253-3066 or 860-253-3034
 5.  Three Rivers Community College Norwich 860-215-9028
 6.  Northwestern CT Community College Winsted 860-738-6419
 7.  Goodwin College East Hartford 860-727-6936
 8.  CT Center for Arts & Technology New Haven 203-823-9823
 9.  Opportunities Industrialization Center New London 860-447-1731
10. Community Culinary School of Northwestern CT New Milford 860-512-5791
11. Naugatuck Valley Community College  Waterbury/Danbury 203-575-8029
12. Quinebaug Community College Danielson 860-932-4005
13. Middlesex Community College Middletown 860-343-5716

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.
Important information for SNAP recipients who are interested in attending college- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).    Follow this link to view the FASFSA flyer.  

Content Last Modified on 3/16/2017 1:54:53 PM