Chamber to Host Workforce Development Open House on January 31, 2019

Submitted by Michael Fallon, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

(Middletown, CT.) Chairman Jay Polke of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the chamber will host a Workforce Development Open House on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The general public is welcome to come and visit with the chamber workforce development team and learn more about the programs they offer including:

The Middletown Worker Preparation Program which works to strategically prepare Middletown residents for employment and connect them to employment opportunities in and around the City of Middletown.

The Middlesex County Job Seeker and Employer Outreach and Recruitment Initiative which provides clients with access to a comprehensive job database for Middlesex County in the key fields of Health Care, Manufacturing, and Information Technology and other STEM related fields.

Middlesex Youth Development Career Services which is designed to empower out of school youth ages 16-24 providing them on the job training, paid internships or access to certificate programs.

The Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program which teaches our young people the fundamentals of employment and what it takes to succeed in the workplace. Applicants are put through a comprehensive pre-employment screening process and then placed into the best possible employment situation for that individual.

The Professional Training & Development Program which offers free classes that provide individuals with the necessary skills to compete in the modern and evolving workforce. Classes offered include: Grant Writing, Business Writing, Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation, Managing Yourself and Leading Others, Identifying Opportunities in Market Trends, Strategic Leadership, QuickBooks, Advanced Excel, Advanced Word, Learn the 4 Steps to Make Social Media Work for You, Word Press / Insight Into Creating Your Own Website, Career/Personal Coaching & Create your Digital Footprint. Classes are available live online, as well as in person.

Middlesex County Career Fairs which feature over 50 employers from a wide variety of industry sectors and professional resume writers that are ready to assist.

Chamber Vice President Jeff Pugliese noted, “The chamber is proud of efforts to be an effective bridge between job seekers and employers. We invite Middletown and Middlesex County residents to come and learn more about programs and meet our team. We look forward to the Open House and thank our partners in this effort, Workforce Alliance, the City of Middletown, CT DECD, CT DOL and CRT.”

To register for the Open House, or to learn more about the chamber’s Workforce Development initiatives, contact Lorenzo Marshall at 860-347-6924 or

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