Youth to Business
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The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce is committed to connecting the youth of West Hartford to the business community. Supported by the Youth to Business committee, the Chamber works closely with educational resources and member businesses to provide mentoring, job shadowing, internships, and career placement opportunities.
Chairperson: Carrie Titolo • ShopRite
Jeane Best • Best Smiles
Carol Wilkas • West Hartford Public Schools
Kevin Kickery • Farmington Bank
John Paindiris • Effie's Place Restaurant
Robert Kulakowski • Cedar Hill Home Inspection
West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program in partnership with Westfarms
In an effort to encourage and support students who have chosen to go directly into the work force after receiving post-secondary skills training, the Chamber has instituted a scholarship.
This scholarship, sponsored by West Farms Mall in collaboration with the West Hartford Chamber, is offered to a worthy and graduating Senior at both Hall and Conard High Schools, that meet the specified guidelines.
The criteria for this scholarship is as follows:
2015-2016 Student Scholarship
WHPS Mentoring Program
Mentors offer encouragement, support, instruction and guidance to students. The West Hartford Public Schools provide opportunities for students to meet one-on-one with a mentor once each week. The school systems also provide orientation, training, and coordinates background checks for people who want to become mentors.
To become involved or learn more about the program, contact:
School to Career Coordinator
West Hartford Public Schools
Job Shadowing Program
The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce works with local businesses to coordinate on-site job shadowing opportunities for students at both the high school and collegiate level.
If you are member business interested in posting an opening please contact the Chamber Office at (860) 521-2300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut’s Apprenticeship System prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in many of today’s most thriving businesses and industries. Apprentices learn while they earn during a program of supervised on-the-job training. "At work" training is supported by detailed classroom instruction, so apprentices know how and why things work on the job.
Workers who complete an Apprenticeship receive a certificate from the Connecticut Department of Labor that proves professional credentials. These credentials are recognized and valued by employers across the state and across the country.
If you are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship: