May 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
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.

Norwalk ACTS is hosting a series of 30 minute training sessions to showcase the tool and its functionality. It is our hope that we get as many community-facing staff and case managers signed up for these training sessions so the tool can be widely used. Please sign up below:

May 30th - 4:00 pm -4:30 pm

May 31st- 11:00 am-11:30 am

June 2nd- 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm
We are excited to announce that we redesigned our Norwalk Data Dashboard—and created a comprehensive dashboard with targeted sections, various data sources, and visualizations.

In the past, we made specific dashboards for the community and our Initiatives. We redesigned these dashboards to include more data in an easy-to-read format centralized in one location. The updated design includes five sections: Norwalk Citywide Profile, Norwalk Public Schools District, Norwalk Early Childhood, Norwalk Youth Social Emotional Health, and Norwalk College & Workforce Readiness.
The thumbnails below represent each section within the Data Dashboard.
Norwalk ACTS’ Data Dashboard helps frame both the celebrations and challenges that the community is facing, and it is intended to help inform the community in developing solutions that drive equitable outcomes for young people and families.
Connecticut's Pathways to the Future
The Workforce Affinity Group will be hosting an in-person meeting on Friday, June 9 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at CHEFA.
This will be the first time that the WAG has met in-person since before the pandemic. The event features Alex Johnson, President & CEO of Capital Workforce Partners who will join us to discuss the recently published 2023 Campaign for Working Connecticut Opportunity Youth White Paper . He will lead the conversation about this important workforce issue and where there are opportunities, challenges, progress, etc. This was a topic that was highlighted as an area of interest by many within the group. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Register: Click the link below for this free event.

Location: CHEFA, 10 Columbus Boulevard, 7th Floor Hartford, CT

Parking: Free parking is located in the garage and lots
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.
Financial Services
Workforce Development Initiatives

To maintain Connecticut as a Financial and Insurance Capital, Connecticut insurers, educators and government entities collaborate on a variety of workforce development initiatives around Financial Services and Insurance sectors.
Norwalk Workforce Development Quarterly Committee Meeting
We are excited to announce our second Norwalk Workforce Development Quarterly Meeting that will be held on June 8, 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!