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  • On behalf of the Connecticut Department of Labor Thank You for your Service! Welcome to the CT Dept. of Labor (DOL) and the Office for Veterans Workforce Development
  • What is CTWorks?
    • A partnership between the . . .
    • CT Dept. of Labor
    • Regional Workforce Investment Boards
    • Other “Partner” Organizations
    • Working together to meet the needs of
    • job seekers & employers throughout Connecticut
    • Known as the “One-Stop Center”
  • CT DOL Office for Veterans Workforce Development
    • Available to serve the CT Veteran population of over 300,000 with:
    • 11 Veteran Employment Representatives located:
      • 5 Regional Offices
      • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Vocational
      • Rehabilitation & Employment Office
      • 3 Outstations
        • - U.S. Coast Guard Academy
        • - U.S. Submarine Base
        • - West Haven VA Hospital
  • Vet Staff provide specialized, intensive services by appointment
    • Veterans who served on active duty during a war or awarded a campaign badge
    • Disabled veterans
    • Newly separated veterans (within the past 36 months)
    • Homeless
    • Ex-offenders
    • Basic Needs (food, clothing, shelter)
    • Medical
    • Pending legal issues
    • Click here to make an appointment
  • Classifications of Veterans
    • Newly Separated Veterans
      • (within the past 36 months)
    • Service Connected Disabled Veterans
    • Campaign Badge Veterans
    • Veterans with non-service disabilities
    • Veterans with over 180 days active duty not serving in support of any conflict
    • National Guard – Title 10
    • Homeless Veterans
  • CTWorks Provides assistance in the following areas: Click on the topic
    • Job Searching
    • Career/Vocational Assistance
    • Labor Market Information
    • Training
    • Résumé Assistance
    • Eligibility for referral to other benefits & programs
  • Looking for information on… Click on the topic
    • State VA Benefits
    • Federal VA Benefits
    • Public Assistance
    • Healthcare Information
    • Career Centers (workshops, fax, computers, internet, copiers, telephones, newspapers, résumé paper & envelopes)
    • The CT Dept. of Labor is committed to providing “Priority of Service” to Veterans
    • ALL CT DOL One-Stop staff are trained to provide services to Veterans
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
    • 5 Independent Regions throughout Connecticut
    • Click to view web site
    • Bridgeport Hartford New Haven
    • New London Waterbury
    • Private & agency partners hired to augment services
      • Workshops
      • Dislocated Worker Program
      • Low Income Worker Program
        • Training Scholarships
        • Eligibility requirements and referrals to programs
  • Self-Service
    • Do-it-yourself at the “One-Stop Center”
    • Also known as the Career Resource Center
      • Computers with internet access
      • Ability to create email accounts
      • Job searching via internet
      • Creating résumé and cover letters
      • Copy Machine
      • Telephone
      • Fax
  • Important Web Sites www.ctvets.org www.ct.gov/dol
  • USERRA Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
    • Prevents Veterans from being discriminated against as a result of military service
    • Administered by the U.S. Dept of Labor, Veterans Employment & Training Service (VETS)
    • For further information/assistance, click here ,
    • or call: 860-263-6490
  • Education & Training
    • Education and Training Connection
    • Schools offering training:
      • Universities
      • Community Colleges
      • Vocational/Technical Schools
    • Workforce Investment Act Training (WIA)
    • Apprenticeships
  • Additional Training Resources Click on the topic
    • G.I. Bill
    • Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver
    • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
    • CT Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
    • Small Business Administration
    • Community Economic Development Fund
    • Adult Education
  • CTWorks Workshops
    • Job Readiness Workshops are available throughout the
    • state. Click here and select your area.
    • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
    • Orientation
    • Job Search Techniques
    • Networking
    • Job Applications
    • Résumé Writing & Critique
    • Cover Letters
    • Interviewing Skills & Techniques
    • Computer Skills
    • Check the local monthly
    • calendar for additional workshops
  • Disability Accommodations & Assistance Click on the topic
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
    • Human Rights & Opportunities Commission
    • Office of Protection & Advocacy
    • ADA Coalition of Connecticut
    • Governor’s Committee on Disabilities
    • CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs
      • Office of Advocacy & Assistance
  • CT DOL Career Express
    • The Career Express is a mobile Career Center developed by the CT Dept. of Labor.
  • We hope this presentation has assisted you and provided all the information you need. If you have further questions, please contact one of our Veteran Employment Representatives .