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Vocational Training Programs

ApprenticeshipWorks

Apprenticeship Works provides training to address the shortage of skilled workers in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors, and prepares workers to enter apprenticeships and employment. Trainees receive access to career coaching and exploration, workforce readiness training, resume, interview, and job search assistance, occupational training and certifications as well as supportive services at no-cost. 

Training programs available include: 

  • introduction to manufacturing

  • community health worker

  • patient care technician

 

CareerHub

CareerHub Is a federally funded program that serves youth and young adults aged 16-24. Participants are assigned a Workforce Specialist who assists with the development of an action plan and helps to mitigate barriers to employment and education. Residents of Westport and other neighboring towns who have a barrier to employment are eligible to participate. For more information, contact Grixaliz Montes at gmontes@workplace.org​ or 203-416-8487.

 

Job Corps

Job Corps is a federally funded, free career technical training program for 16-24 year olds, with the nearest location in New Haven. Students may choose from several different training programs including plumbing, carpentry, building construction technology, and culinary arts. In addition to career training, Job Corps also offers assistance with obtaining a high school diploma and driver’s license. Room and board and health and dental care are provided free of charge. After completing the program (typically between 9 and 24 months), students will receive job placement assistance. New students may enter the program at any time.