SNAP Employment & Training

 

FALL 2018 SEMESTER

Middletown Info Sessions  at 4 PM on

9/26,  10/17,   11/7,  1 1/28, and  12/12/2018

MxCC  –  SNOW Hall 506 and

Meriden Public Library  –  5:30 PM – Cook Room on

10/11, 11/29 and 12/13/2018

No registration needed

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

 What is SNAP Employment + Training?

Great opportunity for adult 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 a federally funded program that prepares clients for work by offering a scholarship application program with career skills, training, mentoring, and support services. This approach helps students/clients learn professional skills that result in 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

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.
  • Able to be legally employed – many employers will not accept a felony record or failed drug screen. We do criminal background checks with your 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 basic college level placement testing in Math and English after you fill out an application. Testing Info at http://mxcc.edu/accuplacer.
  • ***Exempt from testing if  passed college level classes in these subjects. Bring a copy of the transcript.
  • 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 (2 weeks long) Learn about the Fast Track classes MxCC web site under the ACADEMICS section.
  • Placement testing information document Placement testing directions

The application

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

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)

Can also drop off the paper application to the school.

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

If any questions, contact:

 Patrice Barrett MPH

MxCC SNAP Employment and Training coordinator

pbarrett@mxcc.edu

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