Academic & Career Training Project
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) recently received a grant through Capital Workforce Partners to offer eligible out-of-school youth an opportunity to receive training in three Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career fields. There is no cost to the participants.
The Academic & Career Training project will involve a total of 20 GED and Credit Diploma students between the ages of 17 and 21; who will be divided into three groups of between five to seven students, for training in each certification area.
Participants enrolled in the Academic & Career Training project will be eligible to receive advanced training certifications in:
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Basic Technical Manufacturing Technician
Web Based Programming/Website Design
In addition, program participants will acquire retail work experience in the Hurricane Central store, centrally located in downtown New Britain; and that will be launched and operated in association with the project. Participation in this entrepreneurial business will also provide students 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The first session of this two-year program will begin December 10, 2012.
The program is funded in part by Capital Workforce Partners at capitalworkforce.org. This is an approved program under the U.S. Department of Labor through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
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