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Connecticut’s Workforce Development Partners

Last Updated: October 31, 2017

The Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) oversees Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services statewide and conducts strategic planning, policy making and monitoring.  WIOA Administration works with local Workforce Development Boards to ensure services comply with federal and state policy.  We also oversee the coordination and implementation of National Dislocated Worker Grants (NDWG --  formerly National Emergency Grants ‘NEGs’), incumbent worker training grants, summer youth employment and other programs.   The Connecticut DOL hosts a statewide advisory board which is charged with ensuring that Connecticut has the talent to support economic growth through the Office of Workforce Competitiveness.

In 1992 the Connecticut General Assembly established nine regional workforce boards which were combined into five entities in 2003.  The Boards, with the Connecticut Department of Labor, other State agencies and private organizations, form a statewide partnership to achieve comprehensive workforce development in the State.  Workforce Development Board (WDB) membership includes community-based organizations, state and local organized labor, state and municipal government, human service agencies, economic development agencies, community colleges and other educational institutions, including secondary and post-secondary institutions and regional vocational technical schools. 

WDBs assess regional employment priorities and training needs. They assure that regional planning is consistent with an overall statewide blueprint for workforce development.

The Boards create annual employment and training plans which create local systems  that increase participant  employment, retention, and earnings;  and  increase attainment of recognized credentials by participants.    

Regional Workforce development Boards

Capital Workforce Partners (North Central Region)

(860) 522-1111

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Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board

108 New Park Ave.  Franklin 06254

(860) 859-4100

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Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

249 Thomaston Ave. Waterbury 06702

(203) 574-6971

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Workforce Alliance - the Regional Workforce Development Board of the South Central Region

560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.  New Haven 06519

(203) 624-1493

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The Workplace, Inc. (Southwest Region)

350 Fairfield Ave.  Bridgeport 06604

(203) 610-8500

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American Job Centers 

American Job Centers, also known as One Stop Offices in Connecticut, provide a broad array of services for businesses and job seekers.  Services include Job Search and Career Workshops, Business Seminars, fully equipped Computer Labs and Resource Libraries, and copying, mailing and faxing services.  In addition, customers can receive Labor Market Information, Career Counseling, Skills Assessment, Job Development and Placement Assistance, Job Training and Tuition Assistance programs, and supportive services such as Child Care and Transportation for qualified individuals.

 


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