Occupational Skills & Credentials

WIOA Opportunities

American Job Centers

Northwest and Southwest American Job Centers offer help to job seekers to access employment, education, training and support services needed to succeed in the labor market.  Training services are provided through Individual Training Accounts.   Approved vendors are listed on the CTHires website under the Eligible Training Provider List.  Individuals seeking WIOA funding assistance have the freedom of “customer choice” in selecting the educational and training program that best fits their personal and career needs.

Learn how to register for a CT Hires account
Learn how to apply for WIOA programs

Fairfield County, virtual

Youth Career Advancement

funded by The Workplace

Youth Career Advancement (YCA) is a free, 8 week professional development program operated in partnership with CareerHub. This program focuses on enhancing career-and college-readiness in the 16-24 year-olds in the Greater Bridgeport area.

If you are interested in joining our next cohort of Youth Career Advancement, please contact our Supervisor of Youth and Literacy Programs, Richard Bourque, at bourque@careerresources.org.

Alternatively, call 203-416-8487.


GED Testing

Licensed as a registered testing site through Pearson Vue, individual test takers can complete all four parts of the GED test at CRI, which includes Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. These tests are every Wednesday from 4-8pm and Friday from 9am-4pm at CRI headquarters.  

If you're interested in taking your GED exam at CRI, please: 

  1. Register for an account at GED.com using button below
  2. Take and pass the GED Ready practice test
  3. Schedule your test within 60 days of passing practice test 
  4. Make sure to select Career Resources as the testing location! 

Hartford Youth Program

Partnered with Capital Workforce Partners

A WIOA opportunity, our Hartford Youth Program is for young adults ages 18-24 years old that face major barriers to employment and are looking to obtain ServSafe certification for the food service industry. We are located in Hartford and serve clients in Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, and East Hartford.

If you would like to learn more about our Hartford Youth Program or would like to sign up, please contact our Director of Workforce Development, Markus Cherry, at cherry@careerresources.org.


Platform 2 Employment

A WorkReady Program, funded by the workplace

Under our WorkReady team, Platform 2 Employment Reentry helps assist justice-involved citizens with work readiness and career development training. Training includes career-related tools, financial counseling, and other resources to secure employment. 

If you are interested in being part of our Platform 2 Employment Reentry program, please call our P2E Reentry Trainer, Ren Brockmeyer at rbrockmeyer@careerresources.org.