March 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 kicked off March with our first Norwalk Workforce Development Quarterly Committee meeting. The meeting was an opportunity to update residents, social service providers, and employers on our efforts locally and statewide workforce development initiatives.

Our meeting featured a welcome and message from Mayor Rilling on the importance of investing in workforce development for the health of our community, break-out sessions on both a Norwalk Job Board and Referral Resource Guide Opportunity, and Tracy Ariel, CareerConneCT Program Director sharing with us a bit about the state's largest workforce development initiative. If you were unable to join the meeting, we have included the full recording of the meeting in the video linked below.
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.
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!
Industry Spotlight
The CT Statewide Healthcare Industry Pathways (CT SHIP) project is a 4-year SCC grant funded project. During the project period, which runs from February 1, 2021, through January 30, 2025, CT SHIP is expected to train approximately 2,200 students.

The project seeks to address disparities in postsecondary credential attainment based on race/ethnicity and family income that prevent Connecticut from achieving its overarching goals of economic vitality and expanded employment opportunities.
Current Opportunities
Upcoming Opportunities