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CT Youth Employment

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: New London, East Lyme, Groton, Mystic, Ledyard, Lyme, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington, and Waterford.

EWIB, local foundations, various CT State Departments, City of New London, and area partnerships fund the program. The program is pending, based on related funding.

Connecticut Youth Employment Program is Accepting Applications NOW!!

Youth are welcome to download an application. Complete it, save it, and print it out, or print out the blank application and complete it by hand.

Paper copies are also available at New London Youth Affairs office.

Applications MUST be returned IN PERSON to New London Youth Affairs Office located at 111 UNION Street, New London, during the following days/times:
Every Friday, Starting April 5, 2024, between 4:30 - 6:00 PM.

  • Only COMPLETE applications will be accepted
  • All sections must be filled in, signed, and dated
  • Applicants must provide copies of all required documentation listed on page 4
  • Do NOT email your application or Documents
  • Interviews will be conducted on the spot for youth prepared with a completed application

Applicants must be between the ages of 14-24 (must be 14 by July 1st).

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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."


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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