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    Commission on Equal Opportunites

    Construction Workforce Initiative 2 Program

    Also visit the Construction Workforce Initiative 2 website

    Learn A Trade And Begin A Career! What Is The CWI2 Program?
    Our program, newly reformed in January 2007, helps and trains applicants in order to place them in the following types of careers in construction:

    Type of Job Placement Offered

    • General Labor
    • Asbestos Training
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Sprinkler Fitter
    • Roofing
    • Glazier
    • Operating Engineer
    • Masonry
    • Carpentry
    • Tile
    • Sheetmetal
    • Paint

    How Does The CWI2 Program Work?
    CWI2 holds a week of application in-take twice a year. During this one week period possible candidates come in and show all of their required documents so that they may be considered for entrance into the training program. After they have completed this the participant goes on to complete a preliminary interview, orientation, a multitude of testing, , refresher courses, certification and licensing in pertinent areas of construction and hands-on training in a specified trade. When this process is completed and the construction-ready participants have graduated the staff goes forward to look for placement opportunities within the construction industry.

    How Do You Apply?
    We hold application in-take where priority is given to New Haven residents. To find out when the next in-take will be please call us (203-946-8160) or email us at lmuniz@newhavenct.net

    What Do You Need To Provide In Order To Apply?

    • High School Diploma & Transcripts or GED & Official Test Results
    • Verification of Residency
    • Valid Driver's License & Reliable Transportation
    • Social Security Card and Birth Certificate
    • Must Be 18 Years of Age to Apply
    • Must Pass Drug Test to be Eligible for Consideration
    • ALL Documents Required For Employment Consideration

    Applications are now being accepted for construction work only. See flyer CEO is empowered through City ordinance Chapter 12 Equal Opportunities to:
    1. promote mutual understanding and respect among, and encourage and assure equality of opportunity for all the people of New Haven without regard to race, creed, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, national origin, ancestry or handicap.
    2. undertake in New Haven through local official action strategies which prohibits the following, deprivation of rights or privileges protected under the constitution, laws of Connecticut or of the United States, discrimination in association of licensed persons, discriminatory employment practices, discrimination in places of public accommodation, including housing and discriminatory credit practices.

    Through the Employment Unit, Fair Housing Unit, and Contract Compliance Unit, CEO also enforces laws regarding services to persons with AIDS, sexual harassment and contract compliance under the city's Affirmative Action Policy.

    Equality is a Right, not a privilege. Let's work together to help fight for it!

    For more information about the Commission on Equal Opportunities, call (203) 946-8160

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