Pre-Job Guidance

American Job Centers – Program: Ex-offender reentry workshop

Description: American Job Centers offer job finding assistance to ex-offenders; American Job Centers in Bridgeport and Hartford also offer workshops for ex-offenders that are designed to assist them in their efforts to re-enter society and the workforce. Workshops focus on education and training; job search and networking techniques; resume preparation and job applications; effective job interviewing techniques; how to handle employer felony questions; and special employment programs for ex-offenders.

Contact: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ContactInfo/CTWorks/Directory.htm 

 

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS – PROGRAM: Job Finding Assistance: Youth/Young Adult 

Place:  249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702

Contact: 203-437-3294 Veterans Services Voice: 203-437-3380, www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ContactInfo/CTWorks/WTBY_Info.htm

 

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS – PROGRAM: Resume Critiques: All Groups 

Place:  249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702

Contact: 203-437-3294 Veterans Services Voice: 203-437-3380, www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ContactInfo/CTWorks/WTBY_Info.htm 

 

CONNECTICUT REENTRY COLLABORATIVE – PROGRAM: Connecticut’s Reentry Community Online Resource Website 

Website: www.ctreentry.org 

 

GOODWILL OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT – PROGRAM: Career Center 

Place:  943 Wolcott Street, Waterbury, CT 06705

Contact:  203-596-1216, www.gwct.org 

 

HIRING OUR HEROES – PROGRAM: Job Fairs for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members 

Place: United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 1615 H Street NW,  Washington, DC 20062

Contact: 202-463-5807 

 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL UNITED LABOR AGENCY – PROGRAM: Job Finding Assistance/Prejob Guidance 

Place:  83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 

Contact: 203-755-8745 Website: www.ctula.org 

 
 
Place: 173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705
 
Contact: 203-574-8285 Website: www.mascttc.com 

 

OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTER OF GREATER WATERBURY – PROGRAM: Job Finding Assistance/Prejob Guidance 

Place: 77-79 Bishop Street, Waterbury, CT 06704

Contact: 203-756-7987 Website: www.waterburyoic.org 

 

P.R.I.D.E. Program

Description: Entrepreneurial training and support program for returning citizens into the community include inmates, released inmates and people with a criminal background. Program provides a 10 week course that covers legal, accounting, banking, insurance and business plan expertise to assist individuals wanting to start their own business. A mentor is assigned after the program is completed to help guide the individual to get their business on track. Training programs are held at several locations: 1) Waterbury-77-79 Bishop Street, 2)Hartford- Hartford City Hall/room 100, 3) Bridgeport- Bridgeport City Hall/Conference room C, 4) Bridgeport- 480 Bond Street  

Contact: 203-767-4090