Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Hartford Opportunity Youth Collaborative is making available information for online learning, job opportunities, mental health resources, Youth Summer Programs, and other vital resources.
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Here are some recommended online training options, career search engines, and skill developing options for you:
- Gladeo: Take this personality quiz to help find jobs that will interest you!
- AWS re/Start: Do you like computer program? Check this out: AWS re/Start curriculum teaches AWS Cloud fundamentals to help learners succeed in entry-level cloud
- positions. Through real-world, scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, learners build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills.
- Workforceready.org: This program will enable you to build the foundational skills required for success in the modern workplace. The short, online courses cover essential non-technical skills ranging from collaboration and time management to communication and resume writing. All 100% free.
- LinkedinLearning: Free and paid online skill building modules with badges.
- Paragon One: Looking for virtual externship opportunities to build your resume and expand your skills, Paragon One might have options for you.
- Get Schooled: Free digital college and job advisor. Supports students with college applications, financial aid, beginning college, and succeeding at their first job. Students can upload their college essay application for feedback.
Capital Workforce Partners is gearing up for the 2020 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program.
The Village for Families and Children
- Telehealth behavioral and mental health counseling
- Click Here to access their website!
- My People Clinical Services (MPCS) is a mission driven, community based social service organization established in the city of Hartford, CT in 2005 to Support, Empower, and Rebuild the lives of individuals and families we serve.
- Interested in learning more about their services? Follow this link!
- GlobaLeadership Foundation: Emotional Intelligence Test
- VARK can be used to understand your boss, your colleagues, your parents, your workmates, your partner, your customers, your teacher, your relatives, your clients and yourself.
- Take the 16Personalities Test and get an accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.
- Mental Health America: The questionnaire that follows can be used to see if you are having emotional, attentional, or behavioral difficulties
Boys and Girls Club of Hartford
- Virtual Live Job Readiness training, financial literacy, job shadows, career panels, guest speakers, college tours and individual career planning sessions as well as Internships opportunities for current members.
Capital Community College
- Summer Bridge to Success Program: An academic foundation and enrichment program for students entering CCC in the fall. (PLEASE NOTE: *Summer Bridge to Success program for 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.)
- For more information about CCC’s Summer Bridge to Success Program, please contact: Tyesha Wood, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- CCC Summer Computer Science Program
- This will be a virtual camp for youth ages 12 to 15. Camp session is 7/20/20 – 7/31/20 from 9am – 12pm all online. For information, contact Prof. Seth Freeman at email@example.com
- STRIVE Online (job readiness training), Virtual Job Fairs, Virtual Career Counseling and Coaching, Virtual Job Placement.
Center for Latino Progress
- Virtual Zoom Meetings (Groups and Assignments based on Employment sectors), Customer Service Classes (possible NRF certification), Post-Secondary counseling (one-on-one and small groups), Link to WorkKeys curriculum (to prepare for NCRC credential), Guest speakers and/or panels for career exploration and mental health, working on virtual Bike Safety classes.
Community Renewal Team (CRT)
- The full array of CRT programming, including a “profile of services” that summaries specific services offered and eligibility criteria, including BHS services, financial literacy classes, YouthBuild, and general case management supports.
- Virtual Groups (CBT, Fitness Group, Girls Group), Virtual case management, Virtual Zoom Meetings.
- Assist with goal setting and preparation for long term goals. Partnership with virtual UBC Creative Media Design Academy.
- This is CCAT’s manufacturing awareness and information site regarding manufacturing careers, training, events, and more. CCAT offers a free online manufacturing careers newsletter for young adults.
CT Data Collaborative/Hartford Data Collaborative
- Data on how many youth/families have access to broadband internet.
- Data on barriers to employment in times of COVID-19 (transportation, childcare, etc.).
- Assist in integrating data between HOYC agencies and the HPS to identify youth who are connected to an agency and flag youth who are not connected.
Forge City Works
- Serv Safe Food Handler and Allergens certifications
- Supplementary training activities and resources
- Facilitated interactive zoom meetings around job readiness, personal development, and culinary; with guest speakers, virtual worksite tours, and peer-hosted breakout zooms.
- Virtual coaching and 1-on-1 guidance.
- Incentive-earning virtual activities from custom Learn & Earn menu.
- Resume support and development, online job search resources for WIOA program participants
Hartford Job Corps
- Virtual groups and distance learning in all areas including HSD, Clinical Medical Assistant, Manufacturing, Insurance, and Driver’s Education.
- Continued application processing for prospective applicants.
Hartford Public Library
- The American Place English Club Google Classroom for English Language Learners who are newcomers to Hartford, Gr. 9-12.
- English Discoveries, individualized self-paced on-line English instruction.
- Cisco Academy on-line course which prepares youth and adults for jobs in IT.
Hartford Public Schools
- Summer Virtual Credit Recovery Program
The Justice Education Center, Inc.
- Online and hands-on training while students are out of the school building (and perhaps even once they go back).
Our Piece of the Pie
- Virtual Learn & Earn Opportunities
The Village for Children and Families
- Virtual financial and career coaching (ages 18+, Bi-lingual available), Virtual VITA tax preparation, Telehealth behavioral and mental health counseling
United Way of Central & Northeastern CT
- Includes partner agencies that focus on young adults training programs such as OPP, Urban League, and Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, etc.
Urban League of Greater Hartford
- Virtual college and career readiness resources and supports related to career exploration, youth employment/internship opportunities, financial literacy, personal branding and group mentoring activities
- Virtual financial education programs including personal finance, business math programs.
- Telehealth, behavior and mental health counseling, bi-lingual availability, Care coordination services, yoga and mindfulness classes.
- Summer enrichment programming for youth.
- Family Resource Center programming for families. Both resources are available at multiple sites throughout the city.
Misc - Khan Academy
- Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
For the latest information regarding companies actively hiring, please visit the Capital Workforce Partners Jobs page.
- Young Women's Leadership Course(YWCA): This summer, the Young Women’s Leadership Corps (YWLC) Summer Institute will unite teen girls for an immersive, virtual experience focused on leadership, civic engagement and advocacy. The advocacy training curriculum is developed and led by the YWCA Hartford Region’s Community Engagement & Advocacy department. If interested contact: Uneeder Ruth, Program Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- When: July 6- August 7, 2020
- Cost: FREE
- Ages: 13-18
- The Right to Remain: looking for an inspirational film to watch? Check this out!
- There will be a live Zoom panel discussion with the cast and crew of the film, hosted by the Columbus Museum of Art on Thursday, June 25th at 7pm
-Fun At-Home Project Ideas-Need something interesting to do while at home?
- July 1, 2020 (Press Release): Summer Youth Funding Announcement
(Hartford, CT)—The City of Hartford and Capital Workforce Partners are pleased to announce that the City of Hartford Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) will be serving nearly 1,000 youth at a time when youth and families are being disproportionately impacted by COVID and unemployment issues. This is part of a larger Hartford Opportunity Youth Collaborative effort to assure that all Hartford youth will be connected to safe, quality summer activities this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funds include a $1-million commitment from the City of Hartford, $150,000 from the Travelers Foundation, $60,000 from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and $15,000 from the Bank of America Foundation, $250,000 from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). Funds from the State of CT Youth Employment Program, CT Department of Children and Families and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving are also anticipated.
(Click the link above to download the entire press release)
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