July 2023
The City of Norwalk, in partnership with The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce
While we continue to explore the best ways to make our materials more linguistically inclusive, we are using Google Translate to provide a Spanish version of our newsletter.
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A Message from Norwalk's Workforce Development Coordinator
Governor's Workforce Council Update

The Governor's Workforce Council has been tasked with setting strategy and policy for the state's Pre-K through retirement workforce pipeline, and to serve as the prime coordinator for businesses, educators, trainers, state agencies, state workforce boards, non-profits, and others. On July 20th, they held their Governor’s Workforce Council Quarterly Meeting. Click the video to watch the latest meeting.
Norwalk Workforce Development Referral Resource Guide
As part of a Norwalk Workforce Development Committee Initiative, the City of Norwalk has launched the Norwalk Workforce Development Referral Resource Guide in partnership with Norwalk ACTS.

This dashboard is a tool for case managers and Norwalk residents to identify and learn about opportunities, resources, and get direct program points of contact information. The guide includes detailed information for over 45 opportunities! 

Right now, we are focused on ensuring that provider staff and case managers are trained in how to use the tool to support Norwalk clients. The City’s family navigators are now trained in how to use this resource through the Community Resource Hub.
CareerConneCT is a program that offers skilling, re-skilling, and up-skilling in growing industries. It offers certificate training programs and industry recognized credentials in as little as 5-12 weeks and gets connected with employers ready to hire. Programs in industries such as Manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), Infrastructure Construction, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Transportation (CDL), Green Jobs, and Business Services.

Job seekers can now access an online intake portal to be connected to re-skilling, up-skilling, or next-skilling opportunities, along with a continuously-growing list of training programs.
The Connecticut Manufacturing Ambassador Program, is a recently launched state initiative that enlists industry advocates – called manufacturing ambassadors – who are interested in learning about the sector and volunteering their time to promote and strengthen the work being done around manufacturing statewide. Since launching in March, more than 500 people have enrolled.
CareerConneCT Desk Aid
CareerConneCT Convening Program and Case Managers
CareerConneCT PowerPoint
Norwalk is always looking for new ways to support existing and new businesses. Whether pursuing grant funding, implementing comprehensive tax programs, or physical improvements to spaces, we strive to create multiple programs to uplift and attract businesses.

Check out Norwalk Public Schools'
Career & Training Opportunities page, where you can find the latest opportunities available for youth and adult residents!