SNAP Employment and Training


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients throughout Connecticut may be eligible to participate
in SNAP Employment and Training (E&T).


If you get SNAP, and do not get Temporary Family Assistance (TFA), you can get free tuition and help to complete a training program. SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) can help you gain skills to find work and become more independent. In Connecticut, this program is called CTPathways.

How to sign-up for CTPathways

There are many ways to start:

Speaking directly to a coordinator will get you on the program faster. The coordinator will help you pick a program and a training location.


  1. Contact any of the approved training locations*
      1. Go online to any of the training location’s websites, enter “SNAP” into the search bar, and contact information will be available
      2. Call the training location to speak to a CTPathways coordinator
  2. Contact us at 1-855-626-6632 and say, “I want to sign up for SNAP E&T.” Give your name, address, phone number, e-mail, and one of the coordinators will contact you directly

*You do not need to live in the same town as the training location. You can go to any of the approved training locations.

Benefits of CTPathways

  • You can gain skills and learn trades through our free training programs.
  • You can grow in the job you are in now through specialized training.
  • You can also earn certificates, or college credits toward a degree.
  • Enrolling in CTPathways might help you keep your SNAP benefits by meeting both the ABAWD (Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents) and/or the needed work requirements for SNAP.

This program was made with the Connecticut job market needs in mind. You will have the skills to start working right away once you finish your training.

Reimbursements of CTPathways Program Expenses

CTPathways may be able to help pay for expenses that are needed to help you attend and complete a training program. These expenses are called “participant reimbursements.” You should work with the coordinator of your program to see if you can get help for these costs.

Examples of costs that you could get reimbursed:

  • Support Services to help you enter or move up in the workforce
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Books and course related materials such as tools, uniforms, etc.
  • Exam, licensing, and certification fees

The program coordinator makes a decision on each situation. If you have questions about participant reimbursements, you should contact your coordinator.

CTPathways Training Locations

Below you can find a list of the training locations that offer CTPathways. Each training site has a variety of programs. The free programs offered at each of the training sites are listed here.

1.   Capital Community College Hartford 860-906-5029
2.   Gateway Community College New Haven 203-285-2300
3.   Housatonic Community College Bridgeport 203-332-5057
4.   Asnuntuck Community College Enfield 860-253-3082
5.   Three Rivers Community College Norwich 860-215-9028
6.   Northwestern CT Community College Winsted 860-738-6419
7.   Goodwin University East Hartford 860-727-6936
8.   CT Center for Arts & Technology New Haven 203-823-9823
9.   Opportunities Industrialization Center New London 860-447-1731
10. Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury/Danbury 203-575-8166
11. Quinebaug Community College Danielson 860-932-4005
12. Middlesex Community College Middletown 860-343-5716
13. Manchester Community College Manchester 860-512-2827 
14. Norwalk Community College
Norwalk 203-857-7059 
15. Tunxis Community College     Farmington  860-773-1454  
16. New London Homeless Hospitality New London 860-439-1573 
17. Capital Workforce Partners Hartford 860-899-3482