Workforce Investment Training

Naugatuck Valley Community College has partnered to offer retraining to qualified adults and dislocated workers through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations. NVCC partners with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, in the Greater Waterbury area.

Who can benefit from WIA?

NVCC offers programs that are certified to provide education and training to adults and dislocated workers who have been awarded vouchers under WIA, including:

  • job seekers
  • laid-off / dislocated workers
  • youth
  • incumbent workers
  • new workers
  • veterans
  • persons with disabilities
  • employers

You can get more information and find out if you qualify by contacting your local Department of Labor.

What is the purpose of WIA?

WIA programs seek to end poverty and promote an increase in the employment, job retention, earnings and occupational skills of participants. This, in turn, improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency and improves the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

Who can you contact about WIA programs at NVCC?

NVCC works with the local CTWORKS Workforce Connection. The WIA Program provides an Individual Training Account (ITA) to qualifying students attending approved WIA eligible Programs at NVCC.

The WIA goal is to equip students with professional skills and related credentials to successfully join the workforce in his or her chosen field of study. ITA applicant interviews are scheduled with representatives from the CTWORKS Workforce Connection and NVCC before the beginning of each program or before the start of a credit semester.

Some considerations for ITA:

  • financial need
  • grades and test scores
  • high school diploma or equivalent.

ITA Funds Pay for:

  • books
  • tuition
  • fees
  • course requirements

Approved WIA programs

Credit Programs Non Credit Programs
Accounting Certificate Basic Computer Proficiency
Alternative Energy Central Sterile Processing Technician
Automotive Fundamentals Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA)
Child and Family Certificate CNC Program Operator
CNC Certificate Health Unit Coordinator
Culinary Arts LEED Green Associate
Dietary Supervision Medical Billing and Coding
Disabilities/Mental Health Certificate Office Professional Certificate
Drug and Alcohol Certificate (DARC) Patient Care Technician (PCT)
General Automotive Services Phlebotomy
Gerontology Quick Books
Horticulture Real Estate Principles
Legal Studies/Paralegal Security Officer
Mental Health Welding
Social Services

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 203-575-8221 or email