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  1. 1. On behalf of the Connecticut Department of Labor Thank You for your Service! Welcome to the CT Dept. of Labor (DOL) and the Office for Veterans Workforce Development
  2. 2. What is CTWorks? <ul><li>A partnership between the . . . </li></ul><ul><li>CT Dept. of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Workforce Investment Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Partner” Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Working together to meet the needs of </li></ul><ul><li>job seekers & employers throughout Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Known as the “One-Stop Center” </li></ul>
  3. 3. CT DOL Office for Veterans Workforce Development <ul><li>Available to serve the CT Veteran population of over 300,000 with: </li></ul><ul><li>11 Veteran Employment Representatives located: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Regional Offices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Vocational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation & Employment Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Outstations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- U.S. Coast Guard Academy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- U.S. Submarine Base </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- West Haven VA Hospital </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Vet Staff provide specialized, intensive services by appointment <ul><li>Veterans who served on active duty during a war or awarded a campaign badge </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Newly separated veterans (within the past 36 months) </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless </li></ul><ul><li>Ex-offenders </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Needs (food, clothing, shelter) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Pending legal issues </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to make an appointment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Classifications of Veterans <ul><li>Newly Separated Veterans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(within the past 36 months) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Connected Disabled Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign Badge Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans with non-service disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans with over 180 days active duty not serving in support of any conflict </li></ul><ul><li>National Guard – Title 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless Veterans </li></ul>
  6. 6. CTWorks Provides assistance in the following areas: Click on the topic <ul><li>Job Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Career/Vocational Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Market Information </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Résumé Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility for referral to other benefits & programs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Looking for information on… Click on the topic <ul><li>State VA Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Federal VA Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Public Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Information </li></ul><ul><li>Career Centers (workshops, fax, computers, internet, copiers, telephones, newspapers, résumé paper & envelopes) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The CT Dept. of Labor is committed to providing “Priority of Service” to Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>ALL CT DOL One-Stop staff are trained to provide services to Veterans </li></ul>
  9. 9. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) <ul><li>5 Independent Regions throughout Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Click to view web site </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgeport Hartford New Haven </li></ul><ul><li> New London Waterbury </li></ul><ul><li>Private & agency partners hired to augment services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dislocated Worker Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Income Worker Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Scholarships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility requirements and referrals to programs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Self-Service <ul><li>Do-it-yourself at the “One-Stop Center” </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as the Career Resource Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers with internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to create email accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job searching via internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating résumé and cover letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy Machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Important Web Sites
  12. 12. USERRA Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act <ul><li>Prevents Veterans from being discriminated against as a result of military service </li></ul><ul><li>Administered by the U.S. Dept of Labor, Veterans Employment & Training Service (VETS) </li></ul><ul><li>For further information/assistance, click here , </li></ul><ul><li>or call: 860-263-6490 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Education & Training <ul><li>Education and Training Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Schools offering training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational/Technical Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workforce Investment Act Training (WIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additional Training Resources Click on the topic <ul><li>G.I. Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment </li></ul><ul><li>CT Bureau of Rehabilitation Services </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Community Economic Development Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Education </li></ul>
  15. 15. CTWorks Workshops <ul><li>Job Readiness Workshops are available throughout the </li></ul><ul><li>state. Click here and select your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Investment Act (WIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Job Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Résumé Writing & Critique </li></ul><ul><li>Cover Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing Skills & Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Check the local monthly </li></ul><ul><li>calendar for additional workshops </li></ul>
  16. 16. Disability Accommodations & Assistance Click on the topic <ul><li>Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) </li></ul><ul><li>Job Accommodation Network (JAN) </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights & Opportunities Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Protection & Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>ADA Coalition of Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Governor’s Committee on Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Advocacy & Assistance </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. CT DOL Career Express <ul><li>The Career Express is a mobile Career Center developed by the CT Dept. of Labor. </li></ul>
  18. 18. We hope this presentation has assisted you and provided all the information you need. If you have further questions, please contact one of our Veteran Employment Representatives .