SNAP Education & Training Program

Applications for Spring 2018 classes are closed except for the CNA class in Old Saybrook starting first week of April and the March 17th Security Guard class.

Program information and application sessions for Summer 2018 semester classes will be held on:

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

Bring picture ID, EBT card, Social security card

Check MxCC publications and the Continuing Ed web site for info on dates, times and length of upcoming classes.

What is SNAP Employment + Training?

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 career training, mentoring, and support services. This approach helps students/clients get training followed by work opportunities paying good wages.

The MxCC SNAP program currently offers only the following noncredit short-term courses. They vary by semester. Check the Continuing Ed course listing for the following semester.

Who is eligible for SNAP Program courses?

  • Receiving SNAP benefits at registration and whole course.
  • Not eligible if receive TANF (cash assistance).
  • Must have a GED or high school diploma.
  • You must 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.
  • SNAP clients cannot enroll in training programs for careers they cannot be employed by law in – many employment fields will not employ with 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 placement testing in Math and English after you fill out an application. Info on this testing at Exempt from testing if taken and 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 must verify SNAP client eligibility. Students must provide us with:

  • Picture ID (license or state ID)
  • Proof of SNAP benefits (EBT card)
  • Social Security card

Application and Program Information

Download the SNAP application

(Fill in, save and scan to coordinator by email)

Information sheet on the MxCC SNAP Education and Training Program

SNAP Info Power Point

For more information, contact:

 Patrice Barrett MPH

MxCC SNAP Education and Training program coordinator

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