workforce development courses

Please Note: The information on this page refers only to Workforce Development courses. If you're looking for information about paying for credit courses, please click here.

Depending on the program, there may be several different funding options available to help cover or offset the cost of your education. To learn more about the different funding options available to you, please contact the Workforce Development/Continuing Education office at the campus you'll be attending.

Funding Options by Campus

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-253-3028
Email:
 AS-ContinuingEd@acc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
For those receiving SNAP benefits without temporary cash assistance
Contact Pam Keenan at 860-253-3082 or pkeenan@acc.commnet.edu

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
For those unemployed or underemployed.
Contact American Job Center Enfield, CT at 860-899-3514

Veterans Education and Training
The VA benefits can be applied to the following non-credit workforce training programs: Real Estate, Veterinary Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Professional Coder, Central Sterile Processing Technician, Nail Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, and Dental Assistant.
Contact Beth Egan at 860-253-3023 or began@acc.commnet.edu

Asnuntuck Foundation
Offers a few small denomination scholarships to Continuing Education students per year.
Contact Keith Madore at 860-253-3041

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-906-5130
Email:
ca-learnmore@ccc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
For students receiving SNAP benefits without temporary cash assistance (TANF)
Contact 860-906-5130 or
ca-learnmore@ccc.commnet.edu

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
For those unemployed or underemployed.
Contact Odile Dilone at 860-906-5130 or
ca-learnmore@ccc.commnet.edu

Payment Plans
Payment plans available for career-training programs
Contact 860-906-5130 or ca-learnmore@ccc.commnet.edu

Third-Party Funding
For organizations that would like to pay for a class. 
Contact 860-906-5130 or
ca-learnmore@ccc.commnet.edu 

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 203-285-2300
Email:
GW-Workforce@gwcc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

Students seeking financial assistance may be eligible for funding through the SNAP E&T program, the American Job Center, or a grant.   

SNAP Employment & Training
The SNAP Education & Training (SNAP E&T) program is open to students receiving SNAP benefits and offers free training to those eligible. Sign up here.

American Job Center
Students who are unemployed or underemployed can qualify for training funds available through the American Job Center (AJC). The process of determining eligibility can take time (up to 60 days), so contact the AJC as early as possible.  For information about on-campus information sessions, please call (203) 285-2300. 

Payment Plans
Payment plans are available for students who do not qualify for training scholarships/grants. 

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 203-332-5057
Email:
HC-ContinuingEd@hcc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits
Contact Loretta Lloyd-Reeves at
llloyd-reeves@hcc.commnet.edu

Veterans Education and Training
Veteran’s Administration (VA) education benefits may be applied to certain non-credit workforce training programs. Programs include: CNA, PCT, Community Health Worker, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network, National Certified Book, Pharmacy Technician, Real Estate, and Central Sterile Processing Tech.
Contact 203-332-5087 or
HO-Vetrep@hcc.commnet.edu

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals American Job Center/The WorkPlace, Inc.
Contact 203-953-3237 or
perez@careerresources.org
The WorkPlace/ApprenticeshipWorks

Housatonic Foundation
Specialized programs identified by donors
Contact Evelyn Melendez at 203-332-5057 or
emelendez@hcc.commnet.edu

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-512-2800
Email: ceinfo@mcc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Paige Montanaro at 860-512-2827 or pmontanaro@mxcc.commnet.edu

MCC WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals
Contact Caridad Rivera at 860-512-3322 or
crivera@mcc.commnet.edu

Non-Credit MCC Foundation Scholarships
Non-Credit MCC Foundation Scholarships for specific workforce programs
Contact the WDCE Info Desk at 860-512-2800 or ceinfo@manchestercc.edu

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Veterans Funding
Veteran’s Administration (VA) education benefits may be applied to non-credit workforce training programs. A veteran of the armed forces who is interested in enrolling in a non-credit program should contact the Campus Veterans Services Office to discuss eligibility requirements and the application process: 860-512-3375.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-343-5865
Email:
 MX-WorkforceDevelopment@mxcc.edu

Funding Options

WIOA
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals. Contact the American Job Center in Meriden at 203-238-3688.

HCAP
Turn your dream of a career into a reality
You could be eligible for FREE Training in the Healthcare field through the Health Careers Advancement Program (HCAP). Eligibility based on employment and income guidelines.

Contact either Omayra Vega at 203-624-1493 ext.216, ovega@workforcealliance.biz or TaMesha Greene 203-238-3688 ext.307, tgreene@workforcealliance.biz.

CT PATHWAYS PROGRAM (SNAP)
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Paige Montanaro at 860-512-2827 or pmontanaro@mxcc.commnet.edu

VETERANS FUNDING
Veteran’s Administration (VA) education benefits may be applied to non-credit workforce training programs. A veteran of the armed forces who is interested in enrolling in a non-credit program should contact the College Veteran’s Administration representative to discuss eligibility requirements and the application process.
Contact Melissa Hall at MX-Veterans@mxcc.commnet.edu or 860-343-5720.

CT STATEWIDE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY PATHWAYS (CT SHIP)
USDOL funding is available for eligible students in this program.
Contact Continuing Education at 860-343-5865 or MX-WorkforceDevelopment@mxcc.edu. Learn more about the CT SHIP program here.

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 203-575-8029
Email:
 NC@NV.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits and no cash assistance
Contact Jennifer Charris at 203-575-8166 or JCharris@nvcc.commnet.edu

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
For those who are unemployed, underemployed or a dislocated worker.
Contact Linda Stango at 203-575-8221 or lstango@nv.edu

CT WHISP
For potential students to support the development and expansion of a talent pipeline of CT workers in Information Technology (IT).
Contact Linda Stango at 203-575-8221 or lstango@nv.edu

Mortgage Crisis
Helps homeowners who are 60 days or more past due on a mortgage for their primary residence in CT, have an annual household income under $120,000 and demonstrate an imminent need for program services.
Contact Linda Stango at 203-575-8221 or lstango@nv.edu

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
For adults with a significant disability that creates challenges in gaining, keeping, or advancing in work.
Contact Linda Stango at 203-575-8221 or lstango@nv.edu

NVCC Foundation Funds
Workforce development funds for eligible students
Contact Fay Godbolt at 
203-575-8031 or fgodbolt@nvcc.commnet.edu

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 203-857-7080
Email: nk-continuinged@ncc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Jenine Carlson at 203-857-7059 or
jcarlson@norwalk.edu

NCC WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals
Contact the American Job Center/The WorkPlace, Inc. at 203-953-3237 or
perez@careerresources.org

CTSHIP (CT Statewide Healthcare Industry Pathway)
US Department of Labor-funded training program for those interested in training to become a Certified Nurse Aide
Contact Joyce Liljedahl at 203-857-6848 or jliljedahl@norwalk.edu

The Norwalk Community College Foundation
Specialized programs identified by donors
Contact 203-857-7260 or nccfoundation@norwalk.edu

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-738-6419
Email: EKennedy@nwcc.edu

Funding Options

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
DOL: American Job Center determines eligibility
Contact Erin Kennedy at 860-738-6419 or EKennedy@nwcc.edu

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Erin Kennedy at 860-738-6419 or
EKennedy@nwcc.edu

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-932-4005
Email:
 workforcedevelopment@qvcc.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Marci Komssi at 860-932-4138 or mkomssi@qvcc.edu

QVCC Foundation
Funds workforce development funds for eligible students
Contact Jodi Clark at 860-932-4128 or
 jclark1@qvcc.commnet.edu

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) / EWIB
For those unemployed or underemployed
Contact 860-774-4077 or 860-450-7603

Healthcare Pipeline 
For those unemployed or underemployed
Contact
https://www.ewib.org/Healthcare

Veterans Education and Training
Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits may be applied to certain non-credit workforce training programs.
Contact Joel Niemann at 860-932-4011 or
jniemann@qvcc.edu

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-215-9028
Email: tr-wceinfo@trcc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Jodi Peterson at 860-215-9209 or
jpeterson@trcc.commnet.edu

Veterans Education and Training
Veteran’s Administration (VA) education benefits may be applied to the following programs: Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Dental Assistant, EKG Technician, EMT, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Real Estate, Security Guard, and Vet Assistant
Contact Justin Slater at 860-215-9064 or
Jslater@trcc.commnet.edu

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals
Contact: 
   Montville Office 860-848-5240 
   Danielson Office- 860-774-4077
   Willimantic Office 860-450-7603

Connecticut Indian Council
This is a private, non-profit organization funded by the Department of Labor as part of the Indian and Native American Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act
Contact Brenda Geer at 860-535-1277 or
bgeer@rhodeislandindiancouncil.org

CHESLA Certificate Scholarship
This scholarship is for HealthCare or Manufacturing certificate programs. Applicants must be a resident of CT, attending a eligible CT state or non-profit institution of higher education
Contact 
www.CHESLA.ORG

Manufacturing Pipeline
Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative is a partnership between state and regional agencies. The focus is to develop workforce skills in job seekers via training programs and align those skills to the staffing needs of regional manufacturers
Contact:
  Montville Office 860-848-5240
   Danielson Office- 860-774-4077
   Willimantic Office 860-450-7603

City of Norwich
This program is funded through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block grant (CDBG) and is for low to moderate income students. The student must be a resident of the city of Norwich.
Contact Reyni Joseph at 860-823-3778 Ext 3472 or
Rjoseph@cityofnorwich.org

TVCCA Maturity Works
This program is for individuals 55 and older with limited income, and offers employment training to enhance employability.
Contact James Shirvell at 
shirvell@workplace.org

The Eastern CT Healthcare Pipeline
Initiative provides no-cost training to address the hiring needs of our regional Healthcare Employers
Contact: http://ewib.metrixlearning.com/forms/hcapp.cfm

TRC Foundation
TRC Foundation Scholarships for noncredit students 
Contact tr-wceinfo@trcc.commnet.edu

FAIRVIEW
Three (3) scholarships per year for incoming students seeking to become Certified Nurse Aides through Three Rivers Community College.
Contact
gigliottik@fairviewct.org

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts

Phone: 860-773-1443
Email:
 tx-continuing-ed@txcc.commnet.edu

Funding Options

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Leana Ruiz at Lruiz@tunxis.edu or 860-773-1456.

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals
Contact the American Job Center

Tunxis Foundation
Offers a few small denomination scholarships to CE students per year.
Contact Keith Madore at 860-253-3041 or
kmadore@acc.commnet.edu

OIC
16-24 youth program
Contact Paulette Fox at 860-224-7151 or pfox_oic@yahoo.com 

HRA
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals

CT SHIP Grant
Students working toward CNA or Sterile Processing Tech
Contact Sue Passini at 860-773-1458 or spassini@txcc.commnet.edu 

CareerConneCT
Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.