CCSU begins the Social Enterprise & Workforce Development Project
Posted 11/29/2012 12:52PM

CCSU project seeks participants for STEM training

November 29, 2012

Central Connecticut State University has recently received a grant through Capital Workforce Partners to offer eligible out-of-school youth between the ages of 17 and 21 an opportunity to receive training in three Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career fields. There is no cost to the participants.

Participants enrolled in the “Social Enterprise & Workforce Development Project” will be eligible to receive advanced training certifications in Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Basic Technical Manufacturing Technician, or Web Based Programming/Website Design. In addition, program participants will acquire retail work experience in a New Britain Downtown store to be launched and operated in association with this project. Participation in this entrepreneurial business will also provide them with an opportunity to receive National Certification in Customer Service credentials.

Other services will include academic tutoring, career competencies development, and interactions with CCSU faculty and local businesses. Program staff will assist with placement into employment and postsecondary education opportunities.

Interested young adults may call Thomas Menditto at (860) 832-2215 or e-mail him at The first session of this two-year program will begin December 10.

The program is funded in part by Capital Workforce Partners at This is an approved program under the U.S. Department of Labor through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.