Naugatuck Valley Community College in partnership with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board is offering grant-funded, short-term (15 weeks), IT course clusters aligned with industry certifications and supportive services. Clusters include Networking, Programming, Systems, Software and Project Management. Each IT cluster has been mapped to Microsoft and/or CompTIA certifications. The course clusters are offered free of charge to eligible WHISP participants. Additional services include enrollment assistance, academic advising, grant coordination and employment services. In addition to gaining skills and stackable credentials, participants will earn between 9-12 college credits that may be used towards a degree.
Applicants must be:
- Residents of Connecticut
- 17 years old or older
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Not enrolled in high school or a GED program
Some training options may require high school or GED completion. Training is offered online or in person at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Space is limited and registration is done on a space available basis.
How to Apply
To find out if you qualify for the WHISP grant and to set up a qualifying interview and IT aptitude test contact: Angelo SantaMaria, Program Manager CT-WHISP at 203 574-6971 x 465 or email [email protected]