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Apprenticeship Step Up Funding is available for eligible small businesses and small manufacturers for “new apprentices”.  

For information on eligibility requirements and applying, please reach out to your

Regional Step Up Coordinator below…

 

 

 

For Information About Step Up, Please Contact Your Regional Coordinator

www.StepCT.com

 

 

Region

Location

Name

Email

Phone

Eastern

Cities and towns in the Groton, Killingly, New London, Norwich, Windham areas

Linda Riquier

lriquier.ctwbs@ct.gov

 

860-786-6281

North Central

Cities and towns in the Bloomfield, Bristol, East Hartford, Hartford, New Britain areas

Mohamed Chaouki

mchaouki.ctwbs@ct.gov

 

860-899-3523

Northwest

Cities and towns in the Danbury, Kent, Naugatuck, Torrington, Waterbury areas

Steve Gray

sgray.ctwbs@ct.gov

 

203-574-6971

ext. 464

South Central

Cities and towns in the Hamden, Meriden, Middletown, New Haven, Old Saybrook, Wallingford areas

Victoria Gelpke

vgelpke.ctwbs@ct.gov

 

203-624-1493

ext. 267

Southwest

Cities and towns in the Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford and Valley areas

Carmen A. Nieves

cnieves@workplace.org

 

203-610-8478

 

 

 

 

Public Act 14-38 § 3(e) enacted an additional opportunity for Small Businesses and Small Manufacturers found eligible to participate in the STEP UP Program under this contract. The legislation allows eligible Small Businesses or eligible Small Manufacturerers to apply to CTDOL Office of Apprenticeship Training (CTDOL OAT) for a STEP UP grant to subsidize on-the-job training for eligible “new apprentice” applicants.

  1. Each such “new apprentice” applicant must certify on the STEP UP Employee and “New Apprentice” Certification that he or she:

i)

is a current student at a:

1)

public or private high school,

2)

preparatory school, or

3)

institution of higher education (e.g. community college or 4-year college); and

ii)

has not been employed in Connecticut by the same employer as will be the sponsor employer, during the prior 12 months; and

iii)

is not seeking employment under the apprenticeship on a temporary or seasonal basis by a retailer (as “retailer” is defined under C.G.S. §42-371).

 

“New apprentice” applicants must also meet criteria and requirements established by CTDOL OAT.

 

 

“New apprentice” does not include a person:

a.

who was employed in this state by a related person with respect to the eligible small business during the prior twelve (12) months. Related person being defined in C.G.S. §31-3pp, as (emphasis added):

i.

a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or trust controlled by the eligible small business,

ii.

an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or trust that is in control of the eligible small business,

iii.

a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or trust controlled by an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or trust that is in control of the eligible small business,

or

iv.

a member of the same controlled group as the eligible small business.

or

b.

 

who was employed on a temporary or seasonal basis by a retailer, defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 42-371 (1) as:

"Retailer" means any person who sells goods used primarily for personal, family or household purposes to a person who is not in the business of reselling such goods.

 

 

 


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