Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Public-Private Workforce Development Partnership at Asnuntuck Community College

Recently, Foodshare’s Community Involvement VISTA Sarah Hill, attended a public-private workforce development partnership presentation at Asnuntuck Community College. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG) is generously providing a 3-year grant to increase resources for the SNAP Employment and Training Program; which supports post-secondary certificate programs in various industries to low-income students eligible for SNAP benefits. The grant supports a full–time Success Coach, Kamalah Hill, who provides student support services, case management and the implementation of Computer Literacy Classes. The program caters to 12 different health care focuses and now with the opening of the new Advanced Manufacturing Center, manufacturing has been added to the programs available for the SNAP eligible student scholarships. Scholarships include full tuition, books, transportation, and cooperative child care. Asnuntuck Community College hosts Foodshare’s Enfield Hunger Action Team which supports SNAP Employment and Training Programs and the new student pantry located at the college.
Asnuntuck Community College Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dean Eileen Peltier; Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Chief of Staff Alice Pritchard; DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby; and Director of Grants and Investment Partnerships at the Hartford Foundation Judy McBride; and Asnuntuck Community College President Dr. James Lombella.

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