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Current Employers

Employers / Industry Partners

Participating in WBL offers employers an effective vehicle to help build and retain their future workforce. Metro Hartford businesses/employers in multiple key sectors report a rapidly growing mismatch between the skills required for entry into their respective industries and those of the emerging local workforce. By opening their places of business to students and providing high-value WBL opportunities, employers can benefit from productive student work and gain a new perspective. Employers can observe potential future employees in a “long-term interview” context and participate in shaping their future workforce. Students also provide access to a key potential customer resource and informative point of view.

An employer’s existing incumbent workforce benefits from working with more productive and engaged employees and the opportunity to develop leadership and supervisory skills. WBL participation provides an opportunity for companies to support local schools, help develop a skilled and productive future workforce, build community awareness of the company’s role in the local economy, and enhance public image.

Typically, WBL-participating employers can:

  • Build long-term relationships with local schools, helping to produce candidates qualified for entry-level employment upon high school graduation.
  • Obtain assistance with staffing and project needs.
  • Evaluate future hiring decisions on knowledge and observation of student work.
  • Gain organizational awareness for attracting additional qualified candidates.
  • Have the opportunity to mentor students in careers associated with business needs.

Academy of Art and Learning

Actup Theatre, Inc.

Advocacy to Legacy Inc

Bertera Subaru

Boys and Girls Club – Bristol

Build A Better You LLC

Burlington Coat Factory – Bloomfield

Center for Latino Progress

CICD Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter

City of Hartford

City of New Britain, Community Services – City Hall

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Connecticut Pediatrics @ CHC

ConnectiKids Inc.

CT Citizen Research Group

East Hartford YMCA

Free Center

Hartford Athletic – Windsor Office

HEDCO Business Resource Center

High Maintenance Boutique

Hispanic Health Council

Hispanic Health Council – Maria Sanchez School

HRA of New Britain

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

LookSharp Barbershop LLC

Manchester Youth Services Bureau

New Britain Police Athletic League

Organized Parents Make A Difference, Inc.

Pauls Auto Repair LLC

Pequenin Children’s Multicultural Readiness Academy

ReadyCT at Pathways Academy

Rockville Public Library

Set on Fire, LLC

Silva’s Youth of Today LLC

Sodexo – East Hartford

Spectrum in Motion Dance Theatre Ensemble

Supreme Being Inc.

The Arbors of Hop Brook – Manchester

The Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc

Town of East Hartford Department of Health & Social Services

Town of East Hartford Finance

Town of East Hartford Human Resources Department

Town of East Hartford Parks and Rec Department

Town of East Hartford Senior Services

URISE Ventures, Inc.

Vernon Parks and Recreation Department

Vernon Public Schools

Vernon Town Clerk

Vernon Youth Services Bureau

Walgreens – Vernon – 01977

World Vision

World Wide Youth Networks at CCSU

YWCA New Britain

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