Inflection Point Newsletter
March 2024
CareerHub Summer Youth Employment Fair - Register Today
Calling all young adults looking to make the most of their summer! The CareerHub is now accepting applications for the 2024 Connecticut Youth Employment Summer Program.

Join us for an informative and interactive event on April 17th from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Housatonic Community College Room L108. Parents and young adults will have the opportunity to apply for the program, ask questions of staff, meet employers, and explore career opportunities with virtual reality.

The CareerHub summer program is open to young adults (ages 14-24) residing in any of the 20 towns served by The WorkPlace. Participants will be given the opportunity to earn wages during the summer, hone workforce skills, and receive valuable training and work experience. Young Adults will have access to various occupational sectors to enhance their current strengths and abilities.

Register below and join us on April 17th to learn more about the summer program.
Community Health Worker Upskilling
The Health Career Academy is offering a series of no-cost professional development workshops designed specifically for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and those in Health Support Worker roles. The academy offers ten workshops that are 1-2 hours, available in both morning and evening slots to accommodate busy schedules.

These workshops go beyond the basics, equipping participants with the knowledge and resources they need to truly excel. Upskilling empowers CHWs to deliver more effective care, improve health outcomes in underserved communities, and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape. It also fosters community empowerment, cost-efficiency, and health equity. Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in your career and create healthier communities. Click the link below to register for an information session to learn more.
Launch Your Clean Energy Career with EnergyWorks
EnergyWorks is a training program for careers within renewable energy and utilities. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EnergyWorks aims to provide a pipeline of skilled workers for Connecticut’s growing renewable energy sector.

Developed in collaboration with industry experts and employers, EnergyWorks will offer comprehensive training tailored to meet the demands of the renewable energy sector. Through a blend of classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and virtual reality simulations, participants will gain practice experience and industry-recognized credentials. Training will lead to career opportunities within solar power, energy efficiency, and utilities.

EnergyWorks will serve individuals aged 17 and above in the Bridgeport and New Haven areas. The program prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring the unemployed, underemployed, justice-impacted, young adults, and people with disabilities, have access to opportunities in the quickly growing field of renewable energy.

EnergyWorks will launch in mid 2024. To stay informed about EnergyWorks, please complete the brief survey linked below.
Level Up Your Tech Skills
The WorkPlace, in collaboration with the Stamford Partnership, is excited to announce TechReady Career Training, a no-cost three-month program equipping individuals across Connecticut with high-demand skills in the IT industry.

Funded by the State of Connecticut Good Jobs Challenge Grant, the program offers high-quality training programs covering essential IT skills like CompTIA A+ to AWS Cloud and Python. Individuals will have the chance to gain industry-recognized certifications upon completion, helping them stand out in the competitive job market.

Ready to launch your rewarding career in IT? We're here to guide you! Complete the interest form below to learn more and take the first step towards a brighter future.
Training Courses Enrolling Now
Searching for career-focused training opportunities? Discover the wide array of upcoming trainings offered by The WorkPlace. Participants will benefit from personalized career coaching, guidance in creating impactful resumes and mastering interview techniques, dedicated assistance in job search and placement, and access to additional supportive services tailored to individual needs. Take charge of your career trajectory with The WorkPlace.
 
 
 
 
Community Health Worker
Classes begin May 16th.

Community Health Workers are public health outreach professionals that serve as a liaison between the community and the health care and social services system. Training takes place in person at Southwestern AHEC in Shelton.

For more information, contact Rakiya Bello-Green, (203) 683-9582.
 
 
 
 
Amazon Web Services
Classes begin April 1st

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. This AWS training program equips you with the skills to confidently leverage the power of AWS. Through a blend of interactive exercises, labs, and real-world scenarios, you'll gain practical experience with core AWS services.

For more information contact Mark Lazarus, Program Manager
 
 
 
 
Python Training Course
Classes begin April 8th

Want to code like a pro? Our Python training equips you with the skills to build real-world applications. Master the fundamentals, automate tasks, and wrangle data with hands-on projects and expert guidance. Enroll and unlock your Python potential!

For more information contact Mark Lazarus, Program Manager
 
 
 
 
Sound Effect Podcast
Classes begin April. 24, 2024

Do you have an interest in Media & Production? The Sound Effect is an 8-week training that aims to guide participants through creating, launching and promoting. a youth-based podcast. You'll receive hands-on training using state of the art equipment and learning from experts in the business. Training takes place at Sound View Community Media in Stratford.

To apply, fill out the application here.
 
 
 
 
Intro to Manufacturing
Classes start June 2024

This program is designed to teach the foundational concepts within precision manufacturing and the supportive knowledge required for an entry level position.

For more information, contact Alexandra Langston (203) 610-8139
Success Stories
Platform to Employment Re-Entry
Orion Jones
Upcoming Events
Visit workplace.org/calendar for a full list of our events.
Health CareeRx Academy Info Session
Every Tuesday at 10 am and Thursday at 2 pm
Learn about healthcare career pathways.
Community Health Worker Info Session
Wednesdays at 11 am
Learn about community health worker training opportunities.
P2E Re-Entry Info Sessions
Ansonia AJC on Monday, April 1st, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Norwalk City Hall on Monday, April 8th, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Waterbury on Wednesday, April 10th, from 11:00 am-12:00pm
For more information, click here.
CareerHub Summer Recruitment Fair
Wednesday, April 17th, from
Housatonic Community College
Room L108
999 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport
Purse-suit of Success
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Boca Oyster Bar
10 E. Main Street, Bridgeport
For more information, click here.
The WorkPlace Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, June 21st, 2024, from 8:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Tiffany Johnson.
What Our Clients Have To Say

“By helping me with the proper attire, I was able to walk in on the first day of the job with a positive feeling. I felt good about myself and because of that I knew I could succeed."

Robin, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County
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The WorkPlace is an organization of ideas, actions, resources, and initiatives - all designed to strengthen the workforce. We offer positions available from entry level to management positions and have excellent benefits and retirement options.
Your Donation to The WorkPlace Makes An impact!
You can make a very real impact on the lives of others with a donation to The WorkPlace. Your contribution promotes racial equity and helps provide unemployed people with training to obtain the skills they require to secure employment, increase earnings, and better support diverse communities and families. The WorkPlace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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