April 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
We are happy to welcome The Workplace to Norwalk! The Workplace is our local workforce investment board and is responsible for administering workforce development funds and coordinating providers of job training and education programs. If you are interested in accessing training, education, and employment support services please visit Room 215 at Norwalk City Hall on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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 Small Business Boost Fund is more than a financial assistance program. It’s a one stop shop for business owners and nonprofits to get support and guidance before, during and after the loan application process.
Working capital loans are provided between $5,000 and $500,000 (subject to eligibility) with no origination fees, fixed 4.5% interest rate, and 60- and 72-month payback terms depending on loan size.
During the loan process, applicants receive support from a network of community lenders and technical assistance providers with decades of experience working with small businesses.
The Connecticut Higher Education Tech Talent Accelerator (TTA)

Tech talent is critical for Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and fostering the long-term growth of multiple critical technology-driven industries. To meet the burgeoning demand for tech talent and keep Connecticut’s workforce competitive, the state must deploy its entire higher education ecosystem, including community colleges and four-year public and independent colleges and universities.

The initiative was designed to close the skills gap by fostering targeted, high-performing partnerships between business and higher education in emerging, high-demand tech skills in areas such as cybersecurity, virtual modeling, software development, and digital analytics critical to business growth in the state.
Ongoing Resources
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!