The Danielson Office of American Job Center (AJC) East, a free resource that connects job seekers in eastern Connecticut with employment and training opportunities, has moved to EASTCONN’s Northeast Learning Center, located at 562 Westcott Road, in Danielson.
The move co-locates the AJC with EASTCONN’s Adult and Community Programs, creating the second-of-its-kind employment, job training and education resource center in the state. The first AJC center opened in 2016, following a merger of the Willimantic AJC office with EASTCONN Adult Programs at 1320 Main St., Willimantic. Both the Danielson and Willimantic sites offer unemployed or underemployed adults a one-stop-shop for a broad range of free, job-related training and education services.
“Providing seamless access to employment and education opportunities is critical to developing a strong workforce in eastern Connecticut,” said Carol Labelle, the Eastern Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) Director of Programs and Special Projects. “EWIB is very happy with this latest on-site collaboration in Danielson, which will make it easier for adults to connect with the resources they need to advance in their careers and succeed.”
The AJC, funded by EWIB and supported by EASTCONN, provides employment services, a career resource library, job-related workshops and referrals, web-connected computer access and connections to human services agencies. In addition, individual guidance and support from skilled career advisors is available free of charge to qualified applicants.
“The strong partnership we have with EWIB and the AJC East has allowed for this blending of employment and education services in the same location,” said EASTCONN Director of Adult and Community Programs Rich Tariff. “We are thankful for their vision, commitment and support in making this move happen.”
AJC customers can also take advantage of free EASTCONN high school completion classes, free classes in U.S. citizenship and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and community education courses. For a full list of EASTCONN Adult Program offerings visit www.eastconn.org/adultprograms.