Workforce

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Braille Program to Offer York Inmates Job, Purpose

NIANTIC, CT -- The prison Braille program at York will be a partnership between the American Printing House for the Blind, Department of Correction and the state Department of Rehabilitation Services' Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind. The J. Walton Bissell Foundation of West Hartford awarded APH a $26,000 grant to buy computers and other equipment needed to launch the program, including a Perkins Braille embosser, translation software and Braille paper.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Hartford Selected to Participate in National Job Quality Initiative

HARTFORD, CT -- The National Fund for Workforce Solutions today announced that it is awarding $100,000 to Workforce Solutions of Metro Hartford to advance job quality strategies in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. The grants, made possible through The Prudential Foundation, will enable local employers to incorporate new skill development strategies and business practices that will improve their competitiveness and result in better jobs for workers.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Challenge Moves Forward for CT’s Working Cities

HARTFORD, CT -- In early 2018, up to five winning teams will be selected for larger Working Cities Challenge awards expected to be $450,000-$475,000 to implement their initiatives over a three-year period.

Monday, November 20, 2017
Career Resources, Inc. wins $200K grant from Bank of America to continue its commitment to workforce development in Southern CT

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Career Resources, Inc. has been named a 2017 Neighborhood Builder® by Bank of America. The nonprofit is being recognized for its holistic, integrated approach to helping area residents gain and retain employment. The Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders) grant will provide Career Resources, Inc. with a unique combination of leadership development, $200,000 in flexible funding, involvement in a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in the Southern Connecticut community.

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