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Middlesex Youth Development

Meaningful experiences prepare Middlesex County and Meriden youth and young adults for the world of work


Offers Middlesex County and Meriden youth a chance to prepare for career training, real work experience and help with all aspects of life socially and educationally. Youth receive training in life skills, career and employability development.  Opportunities are available for work placement and occupational skills training. 
Young people already out of school go to work, get job training or participate in Certificate programs. Participants can earn a variety of certificates including: Certified Nursing Assistant, EMT, Phlebotomy Technician, Security Guard Certificate and Human Services certificate.

To Apply
Interview with CRT program coordinator and take a reading and math test. Interviews will take place with the Workforce Alliance, as part of the certification process. 

Call (860) 347-6924 to set up a meeting. Referrals are accepted all year. Income limits apply. 

Young adults must

  • Be 16 to 24 years old
  • Live in Middlesex County
  • Meet income limits
  • Have not attended school for at least the most recent school quarter

Bring the following paper work to the meeting:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • 2 pay stubs, if worked in the last 6 months provide last 2 paystubs
  • Copy of high school diploma or drop out letter

For more information
Middlesex Youth Development
Address: 393 Main Street, Middletown
Telephone: (860) 347-6924
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

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Additional Details
Employment and training services, occupational skills development, work readiness, basic skills, and support based on individual needs.

Updated January 2017