DSS: Employment and Training - Your Path to Employment

Employment and Training - Your Path to Employment

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) recipients throughout Connecticut may be eligible to participate in an Employment and Training Program.  The Employment and Training program was created by Congress in 1987 as a means to assist able-bodied clients in obtaining employment.  From the start, the purpose of the Employment and Training program has been to help SNAP households gain skills that will increase self-sufficiency. States are allowed flexibility in designing and operating their Employment and Training programs.

If you are receiving SNAP in Connecticut, and not receiving financial assistance from the Temporary Family Assistance program, you may be eligible to participate in one of the following activities; English as a Second Language, General Equivalency Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Work Experience or Structured Job Search Skill Training.  The Connecticut Employment and Training program also offers short term vocational programs at several area colleges and nonprofit providers.
DSS has currently partnered with the following organizations to provide these 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

All ten 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 ten 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 9/15/2016 10:55:05 AM