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Connecticut Youth Employment and Training Program

The Connecticut Youth Employment and Training Program offers more than a summer job. It's an annual employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including skills for health careers, worker safety, clerical, landscaping, human services, food preparation, and more.

Offered through the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with EASTCONN, Norwich Human Services and New London Youth Affairs, the Connecticut Youth Employment program is for eligible youth, ages 14 to 24, who reside in eastern Connecticut. Participants are paid minimum wage to work approximately 80-100 hours during July and August, and some internships continue longer. Internships may be in person or remote, and include trainings in pre-employability skills, such as resume writing, goal setting, career interests and lifestyle budgeting, as well as getting connected with their local community. The purpose of the program is to help youth obtain the skills needed for their career pathway.

The program serves youth in the following towns: East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Mystic, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington, Waterford.

Complete the 2023 CT Youth Employment Interest Form to get started!

In the words of our summer employees -

"I learned to have more patience and be responsible."

"I have gained skills I'm going to carry on with me for the rest of my life."

"Time management is important as well as communication."
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gardening In the words of our worksite supervisors -

"He's very responsible."

"I would recommend her for any position."

"Always asks questions and listens to answers / guidance."

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