SNAP Employment & Training

PLAN FOR SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

Come learn about the program !

Middletown Info Sessions  – all at 4 PM

10/17  – MxCC Snow Hall 

 11/7,  11/28, &   12/12/2018 – Russell Library

Meriden Public Library  –  5:30 PM – Cook Room

11/29 &   12/13/2018

No registration needed

Class schedule info  at http://mxcc.edu/ce/.

 What is SNAP Employment + Training?

Great opportunity for SNAP clients to get career training for good jobs.

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 is federally funded and prepares clients for work by offering a scholarship program with career skills, training, mentoring, and support services. This approach helps students/clients learn professional skills for work opportunities paying good wages.

https://snaptoskills.fns.usda.gov/about-snap-skills/what-is-snap-et

The MxCC SNAP  E & T program currently offers only the following non-credit courses and vary by semester. The MxCC Continuing Ed online course listing has times and dates at

2018 career and workplace skills for the employment market information

2018 Workplace skills handout

Skills – Knowledge –  Ability Criteria – Job Candidate       Interview

How do I qualify  ?

 

  • 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.
  • We do criminal background checks with our application.
  • 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 free 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.
  • Sept. 2018 placement-testing-directions
  • If basic Math and English is rusty –  contact your city’s adult education program to improve. MxCC also offers free classes with Fast Track Math and English. Learn about the classes on the MxCC web site under the ACADEMICS section.

The application process

MxCC verifies SNAP client eligibility. Students must provide:

  • The four page application(link below)
  • Picture ID (govt. issued)
  • EBT card or benefit letter
  • Interview with Program Coordinator
  • ** Be advised if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, or certifications associated with health profession courses or programs. Previous convictions may make it difficult to secure employment in a health care setting.

Program Information

Info sheet on SNAP Ed & Training

Fall 2018 SNAP Info Power Point

 

 Application

Download the SNAP E & T application

(Fill in, save and scan/email  to coordinator by email or bring to  MxCC)

Paper applications will soon be available in agencies throughout the area.

If any questions email or fill out the form below to be contacted.

 Patrice Barrett MPH – Grant coordinator

Snow Hall 508, Middletown campus

pbarrett@mxcc.edu

 USDA Nondiscrimination-Statement

SNAP E&T Contact Form

Fill in for contact from SNAP E & T staff– this does not take the place of an application

Last updated 8-28-2018