Training Grants Available to Help Workers Impacted by COVID-19

January 26, 2022

A new job training program called CareerConneCT offers grants to help workers whose employment was impacted by the pandemic.  

During the last session of the General Assembly, the Legislature and Governor worked collaboratively to secure and allocate $70 Million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to create CareerConneCT, a new initiative designed to specifically help people that lost jobs due to COVID-19. The program was recently launched and is accepting applications from training providers.

Career ConneCT

Under CareerConneCT, training providers can apply for grants to design programs that offer industry-recognized credentials and job placement services across several sectors such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Clean Energy

The program is anticipated to support training for approximately 8,000 participants. Grants will be issued twice per year, every February and August. The first application deadline is February 20, 2022.

For workers, CareerConneCT is focused on:

  • Reskilling and Upskilling to promote continuous learning and job training.
  • Inclusiveness and Effectiveness to help propel worker success while advancing social equity.
  • Mutual Success by uniting employers, workforce development boards, secondary- and post-secondary institutions, and community and economic organizations.

Visit the CareerConneCT portal and stay up to date on training opportunities.