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Youth Employment and Training

Youth Employment and Training

Get a JET Start On Your Future!

J.E.T. (Jobs, Employment and Training) is a free program for 17 to 24 year-olds who want to start their career path. J.E.T. students work with a career advisor, job developer and teacher on high school completion, job training, work readiness skills and/or a job search. Eligible students are supported with financial assistance for child care, transportation, driver's education and other support services. View the JET flyer.

Program partners include EASTCONN, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board, New London Adult Education and Thames Valley Council for Community Action. 

“Customer Service in the JET program helps me in my job as a shift manager. The class helped me to become more comfortable in my approach to people. It also helped me to resolve problems with angry customers.”J.E.T. Student Participant

Career Exploration: Take part in paid internships, on-the-job training, job shadows, job search and post-secondary trainings.

Work Readiness: Gain skills in resume writing, dressing for success, interview techniques, basic computer literacy, and more.

Education and Training: Obtain a free high school diploma or GED. Flexible scheduling and part-time attendance are offered. Post-secondary education or occupational skills training is available, pending funding. Financial assistance and transportation is available for eligible participants.

Training Certificates: Earn a nationally recognized credential in Customer Service or as a Microsoft Office Specialist. 

For more information, eligibility requirements, or to register for J.E.T. contact:

Cindy Chester
Cindy Chester
Lead Career Counselor
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860-779-3770
860-779-3384
EASTCONN 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247 860-455-0707