Bank of America Donates to Career Resources, Inc. to help the Long Term Unemployed

Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation provided Career Resources, Inc. (CRI) with a $7,500 grant to support their programs helping the long term unemployed learn new skills and rejoin the workforce in high-demand fields.

The generous grant will support a collaborative project with CRI and the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), to assist the unemployed in learning new skills and aid them in finding employment in growth industries.

CRI will utilize their established programming, the STRIVE employability skills training and the WorkKeys skills assessment to prescreen individuals for referrals to ConnCAT for in-depth skills training. ConnCAT specializes in training for professions in the health sciences, including Medical Coding and Phlebotomy, while providing the academic support they need.

CRI Director of Development, Wayne Valaitis said, “Career Resources is always honored when organizations value the essential and successful programming provided by the agency.”