Access Community Action Agency in Willimantic, CT will conduct its second training session for the Access to Employment program, in January of 2018. Access to Employment is a program designed to help under and unemployed individuals living in the Windham and Tolland County area develop the skills to gain successful, stable employment. The program is not a job placement service but will provide training that enhances participants’ employability for when they enter the job market.
The training program includes three facets: computer literacy, financial literacy, and the University of Connecticut’s People Empowering People (PEP) training. Participants will meet for two sessions each week for 2 hours each session. The financial literacy training will provide participants with technical skills and a behavioral framework through which to improve their financial well-being for the long-term. Computer literacy trainings will focus on navigating the internet, using Microsoft, and other skills that are useful in a job setting. UConn’s People Empowering People training is designed to build on the unique strengths and life experiences of the participants emphasizes the connection between individual and community action.
We are currently in the process of recruiting applicants for our second training session. If you are interested in the program, refer to the online application or call Access at 860-450-7400 ext. 7442 to set up an appointment to fill out an application with one of our staff members. After an application has been submitted, individuals will be contacted to come in for two in-person meetings to go over the program and any questions or concerns they may have. Prior to the start of the training session, accepted participants will be required to attend a short orientation meeting.
If you are interested in applying to or learning more about Access to Employment please check out our webpage: www.accessagency.org/access-to-employment or call the Willimantic Office at 860-450-7400 ext. 7442.
The Access Community Action Agency is designated by the federal and state government as the anti-poverty agency in northeast Connecticut. Access provides food, affordable housing, job readiness services, and other pathways to economic self-reliance for vulnerable limited-income families and individuals throughout the region.
For more information about the services Access provides, visit us on the web at www.accessagency.org; or call (860) 450-7400 in the Willimantic area or (860) 412-1600 In the Danielson area.