Monday, February 26, 2024

Career Connect CT


by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
121st Connecticut House District

State Representative Phil Young (D)
120th Connecticut House District


Dear Neighbors,

Last session our legislative colleagues worked collaboratively with the Governor to secure and allocate $70 Million in funding for Connecticut workers. With funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, we created CareerConneCT, a program designed to help those whose employment was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are excited to share – as of last week – the program has launched and is accepting applications from training providers.

For Training Providers:  Under CareerConneCT training providers can:

  • Apply for Grants:Over the next four years’ providers can receive funding to design programs that offer industry-recognized credentials and job placement services with priority across several sectors:
    • Manufacturing
    • Information Technology
    • Healthcare
    • Infrastructure
    • Clean Energy
    • Other In-Demand Industries

The program is anticipated to support training for approximately 8,000 participants. Grants will be issued twice per year, every February and August.

The first application round is now open, and training providers can go to this website to login to their CT.Gov accounts and apply. The first application deadline is February 20, 2022.

For Workers:  CareerConneCT is focused on:

  • Reskilling and Upskilling:Continuous learning and job training are essential.
  • Inclusiveness and Effectiveness:Help propel worker success while advancing social equity.
  • Mutual Success:Helps students, workers, and Connecticut thrive by uniting employers, workforce development boards, secondary- and post-secondary institutions, and community and economic organizations.

Workers will now have online access to short-term training programs, where they can earn an industry-recognized credential and enter employment in in-demand careers.

Visit the CareerConneCT portal and stay up to date on training opportunities:


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