Information and application sessions for Summer 2018 semester classes are:
April 30, 2018 at 5 PM – MxCC Campus Founders Hall Pavilion – 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown CT
May 2, 2018 at 5 PM – Meriden Public Library Marion Cook Room – 105 Miller Street, Meriden CT
Check MxCC publications and the Continuing Ed web site for info on dates, times, and lengths of upcoming classes. http://mxcc.edu/ce/.
What is SNAP Employment + Training?
A great opportunity for adult SNAP clients to receive career training and employment skills.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, helps low income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.
The Employment and Training (E & T) Program prepares clients for work by offering training, mentoring, and support services. This approach helps students/clients receive career training followed by work opportunities paying good wages.
The MxCC SNAP program currently offers only the following noncredit courses. They vary by semester. Check the Continuing Ed online course listing for the next semester.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Human Services Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Phlebotomy Certification
- Security Officer Certification
- Veterinary Assistant
- Patient Care Technician (must have active CNA license)
Required Career Skills Classes
Students in the MxCC SNAP E & T program will also be REQUIRED to take three career skills classes (LFST 2150) to receive certification in their professional course area. Attendance at all three is mandatory.
The 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 for three hours on three days during the semester = 9 hours total.
Overview of 2018 career and workplace skills for the employment market.
Who is eligible for SNAP Program courses?
- Receive SNAP at registration and whole course.
- Not TANF (cash assistance).
- Have a GED or high school diploma.
- Be U.S. citizen( some non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documents).
- You must maintain and daily check an email address – it is how the college communicates.
- Fully capable of working at program end.
- Cannot enroll in programs for careers they cannot be employed in by law – many employment fields will not accept a felony record or failed drug screen.
- 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 Accuplacer testing in Math and English after you fill out an application. Info on this testing at http://mxcc.edu/bsa/. Exempt from testing if passed college level classes in these subjects. Present a copy of the transcript.
- If basic Math and English skills are rusty – It is highly encouraged you contact your city’s adult education program to raise your levels to high school senior. They offer classes in this area with MxCC. There are also Fast Track Math and English classes at MxCC on the Cont. Ed web site.
What do I need for the program application?
MxCC verifies SNAP client eligibility. Students must provide us with:
- Picture ID (license or state ID)
- Proof of SNAP benefits (EBT card)
- Social Security card
- Interview with Program Coordinator
For more information, contact:
Patrice Barrett MPH
MxCC SNAP Employment and Training program coordinator
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