An exciting opportunity is available at Asnuntuck Community College for qualifying participants who are looking to start a new career. Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative will be offered for the first time at Asnuntuck this spring. The college and Connecticut Workforce Partners (CWP) have entered into an important agreement which will help qualified candidates receive tuition support for training in healthcare or manufacturing courses.
The agreement has CWP providing funding in pre-apprenticeship and occupation skills training for eligible residents in the college’s region. Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative’s (ACI) funding supports program tuition, (up to $2,500 per student for those that qualify), for specific programs at the college, including Pharmacy Technician (begins 2/16), Sterile Processing Technician (begins 2/16) and Patient Care Technician (starts 4/20) offered through the college’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education department. Funding has also been awarded to 15 students currently participating in the college’s manufacturing program.
Capital Workforce Partners collaborating with the American Job Center coordinates programs and initiatives to provide a skilled, educated and vital workforce to employers in North Central Connecticut. The American Job Center has been located at Asnuntuck since 2018.
For ACI eligibility, the primary requirement is that participants in the ACI program must be legally able to work in the United States, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.