START PLANNING FOR FALL 2018 SEMESTER !
SNAP E & T Information Sessions
Middletown at MxCC – August 2, 2018 at
10 AM & 5:30 PM – SNOW HALL 415
Meriden Public Library – August 6, 2018
at 5:30 PM – Marion Cook Room
No registration needed
MxCC Continuing Ed web site will have class info in late July on http://mxcc.edu/ce/.
What is SNAP Employment + Training?
Great opportunity for adult SNAP clients to get career training and employment skills.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known before as food stamps, helps low income individuals and families buy food to stay healthy.
The Employment and Training (E & T) Program prepares clients for work by offering a scholarship program with career training, mentoring, and support services. This approach helps students/clients learn professional skills followed by work opportunities paying good wages.
The MxCC SNAP program currently offers only the following non-credit courses and vary by semester. Check the MxCC Continuing Ed online course listing for schedules each semester.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Human Services Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Phlebotomy Certification
- Security Officer Certification
- Veterinary Assistant
- Patient Care Technician (have active CNA license)
Required Career Skills Classes
Students in this program will also be REQUIRED to take career skills classes to receive certification in their professional course area. Attendance at classes is mandatory.
Carer topics are 1) Resume writing 2)Interview Skills 3) Basic computer skills in MS Office/email and 4) professional workplace expectations and etiquette. The classes are on various days during the semester.
Overview of 2018 career and workplace skills for the employment market.
What do I need to know and do ?
- Receive SNAP at registration and whole course.
- No TANF (cash assistance).
- Have a GED or high school diploma.
- You must maintain and daily check an email address – it is how the college communicates.
- Be fully able to work at end of certificate program.
- Do not enroll in programs you cannot be legally employed in – many employment fields will not accept a felony record or failed drug screen. We do criminal background checks when you apply to the program.
- Students with a “HOLD” in the CT college system cannot register for SNAP Training. **This means you owe money, do not have immunizations up to date, or have missing documents.
- Must pass basic college level placement testing in Math and English after you fill out an application. Testing Info at http://mxcc.edu/bsa/.
- ***Exempt from testing if passed college level classes in these subjects. Bring a copy of the transcript.
- If basic Math and English skills are rusty – encouraged you contact your city’s adult education program to improve your levels. MxCC also offers free classes with Fast Track Math and English (2 weeks long). Info is on the MxCC web site about these classes under the ACADEMICS section.
- Placement testing information document Placement testing directions
Needed for the application
MxCC verifies SNAP client eligibility. Students must provide:
- Completed four page application
- Picture ID (license or state ID)
- EBT card or benefit letter
- Social Security card
- Schedule interview with Program Coordinator
For more information, contact:
Patrice Barrett MPH
MxCC SNAP Employment and Training coordinator