June 2023
The City of Norwalk, in partnership with The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce
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A Message from Norwalk's Workforce Development Coordinator
Grads2Careers Case Study Event for Norwalk
On June 1st Norwalk ACTS in partnership with our National Partner, StriveTogether hosted the Grads2Careers Program Case Study Event. This special event was to to learn about Baltimore’s Grads2Careers Program--an impactful program that is improving outcomes for disconnected
youth in Baltimore. 

The Grads2Careers program supports recent Baltimore City Public Schools graduates, who are not planning to enter college full-time within the next year, by establishing pathways into career-track jobs in growing industries with a path to a livable wage. It is a collaborative partnership between Baltimore’s Promise (StriveTogether partnership), the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore City Public Schools, and workforce training partners including the Community College of Baltimore County.
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.
Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Workforce Development Pilot

In an effort to make the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program more user-friendly, a Workforce Development Pilot has been developed to assist contractors with developing a highly skilled and diversified workforce to meet future demands, resulting in better efficiency, safety records and performance.
We are excited to announce our second Norwalk Workforce Development Quarterly Meeting that will be held on June 28, 2023 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. We invite all members of the community to join us as we share updates on our local workforce development efforts, share two recently launched resources, and hear from our Workforce Investment Board about training funds.
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!