Workforce Investment Training

Naugatuck Valley Community College has partnered to offer retraining to qualified adults and dislocated workers through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), 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 WIOA?

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

WIOA 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 WIOA programs at NVCC?

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

The WIOA 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 WIOA programs

Credit Programs Non Credit Programs
Advanced Manufacturing I & II
Bartending Certificate
Culinary Arts
Professional Bookkeeping
Dietary Supervision Central Sterile Processing Technician

Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA)

Medical Billing and Coding

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Personal Trainer Certificate

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Real Estate Principles
  Retails Sales
  Security Officer

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