The Employment and Training 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 learn professional skills for work opportunities paying great wages!
PLAN FOR FALL 2019 SEMESTER
Class schedule info at https://mxcc.edu/ce/.
How do I qualify?
- Students who receive TAFare not eligible for the training and employment program.
- 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.
- May need to pass free basic college level testing in Math (Pharmacy Tech) or English for an application. ***Testing Info at https://mxcc.edu/take-accuplacer/.
- ***Exempt if passed college level classes in these subjects. Bring a copy of the transcript.
- If basic Math and English are rusty – contact your city’s adult education program. MxCC has FREE classes with Fast Track Math and English. Listed on the class MxCC web site.
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
The application process:
- Download and complete the SNAP E & T application (Fill in, save and scan/email to coordinator by email or bring to MxCC. Paper applications available at Meriden Public Library.)
- Govt issued Picture ID
- EBT card or benefit letter
- Interview with Program Coordinator
Note: If you were convicted of a felony, may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, or certifications in health profession courses or programs. Previous convictions may also make it difficult to get employment.
Student Success Stories
Growing up Nadyaliz Muniz always loved animals and knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field. When she found MxCC’s Vet Assistant program through the SNAP program, she jumped at the opportunity. “The instructors at MxCC were always great at explaining what exactly to do, and I loved all the hands on clinical experiences.” After completing the program, she got a full time job at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Hospital as a Neurologist Vet Assistant.
Ruth Martinez dreamed of working in healthcare as a Phlebotomy Technician. Being a single mom with limited resources made it difficult, but the SNAP program at MxCC made it possible. Ruth believes the best part of her training was learning by doing, ‘you can’t get knowledge just from books, we had lots of hands-on practice that made me more confident. And the program was flexible enough for my difficult schedule as a single mom.’ After completing the program in July, Ruth started an internship at Middlesex Hospital doing what she loves.
Bimael Acevedo knew the moment he started MxCC that becoming a certified Phlebotomy Technician was the career for him. He credits his motivational instructors, the encouraging staff, and the hands-on style of learning at MxCC that gave him the confidence to realize his potential and start an internship at Middlesex Hospital. “I loved the teachers, they are here to help and want you to succeed, and the students are always there for each other.
Continuing Ed Assistant/CT Pathways Coordinator
Office Location: Snow Hall Rm. 515
Last updated 1-4-19