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Platform to Employment Reentry

Platform to Employment Re-Entry is a statewide pilot program to reduce unemployment and recidivism rates among the reentry population. The program is modeled after the nationally recognized Platform to Employment (P2E) program which was designed to reconnect the long-term unemployed with the workforce.

Platform to Employment Re-Entry provides formerly incarcerated individuals with work readiness and career development training. The core of the training focuses on life skills and professional development training to enhance confidence and improve employment opportunities. It includes access to career-related tools, seminars, behavioral health services, financial counseling and other resources to strengthen skills to secure careers. Other supports include resources to address barriers to employment such as transportation and childcare.

Just “20 Days to Success”! Platform to Employment is an empowering solution that is available to job seekers at no cost. Work with a dedicated staff and a committed support system with the same goal; helping you get back to work.

Platform to Employment Re-Entry is offered statewide in Connecticut with programs in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich and Waterbury.

Program Population

Justice involved, previously incarcerated men and women, ages 18 and up.

Program Capacity

Cohorts of 10-25 scholars per session

Program Funding Source

Grant funded

Start Date Year
Curriculum Published

The WorkPlace c/o Platform to Employment
1000 Lafayette Blvd, Suite 501
Bridgeport, CT 06604
United States