Recently, Capital Workforce Partners (CWP), KRA funding partner, in collaboration with the CT Department of Labor and the KRA-operated American Job Center (AJC), co-hosted Open Houses in the Hartford, Enfield, and Manchester AJC offices.
Career Services Information Sessions (CSIS) designed “to reach people who have not heard about our system”, said Alex Johnson, CWP President/CEO, kicked off the events, providing an overview of the extensive array of workforce-development services available to jobseekers in the Greater Hartford region.
Luke Bronin, Hartford Mayor, commented, “I’m thrilled to be part of the conversation with the AJC, where a great team is working hard every day to help people overcome obstacles to employment and connect jobseekers to opportunities.”
Jay Moran, Manchester Mayor, stated, “One of Manchester’s and the State of Connecticut’s best-kept secrets is the American Job Center”, also making reference to the Governor’s second-chance initiatives, which promote opportunities for ex-offenders. In addition to returning citizens, older workers re-entering the labor force, individuals with disabilities, and young-adult jobseekers were among those attending the Open Houses.
The CSIS presentations also showcased job-readiness services, about which Joe Courtney, US Congressman, CT 2nd District, commented, “I see the value of the WIOA and how it helps finding real jobs”, with Scott Kaupin, Enfield Mayor, stating “It was great to see how the AJC works.”
Artie Owens, KRA Program Director, concluded, “These Open Houses are just the beginning of a campaign to raise awareness of the AJC system—its programs, resources, scholarships, training, and the latest technology to aid jobseekers in overcoming employment obstacles and in developing career pathways that support self-reliance.” Read more on the AJC Open Houses.