CFJC Workforce Readiness Program
The CFJC Workforce Readiness Program is designed to provide Connecticut residents with the opportunity to learn skills and train in a variety of trades. The Program will screen individuals interested in the Workforce Readiness Program and make appropriate referrals.
The Program will administer a 4-week pre-employment training classes that are compatible with the hiring schedules of employers. For each class period WDP will recruit, accept, and train a number of residents that are compatible with the number of slots and type of trade positions requested by the employers. This process can produce 125 WDP graduates per year to meet the needs of the employers. The training disciplines shall be compatible with industry standards and the employment requirements dictated by the projects participated in.
Employers obtain access to pre-screened, motivated, well-prepared candidates in an industry where the labor demand is high and the supply low; they receive candidates that have access to the WDP support system; their employees are provided a mentor who is a knowledgeable mediator to address employment/ personnel situations. Connecticut municipalities receives new employment opportunities for its citizens, increased taxes, reduced crime, and less expenditure providing indigent supportive services.
CFJC seeks to provide applicants with career opportunities not just a job! It is expected that the WDP participants will have a meaningful experience in the area of improving the amount of their income and increasing their future employment prospects. Through the establishment of a CFJC Workforce Development Program in Connecticut, residents and program graduates will have learned how to market their skills to potential employers, improving their chances of continuous employment.