Labor Department’s Updated CT Career Paths Employment Resource Guide Now Available

WETHERSFIELD, July 11, 2019 – Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The Connecticut Department of Labor’s latest resource guide can help with this effort, providing education and training advice, job strategy information, wage guidelines, and local, statewide and online resources.

CT Career Paths continues to serve as a popular and valuable resource for students, guidance counselors and job seekers throughout the state,” said State Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby. “Our 56-page guide has just been updated and offers quick reference for employment-related services including the state’s American Job Centers; the agency’s free job bank and online employment site and at CTHires.com, and helpful educational and government resources.

Published by the agency’s Office of Research and Connecticut Career Resource Network, the guide contains data on more than 360 occupations in the state, including narrative descriptions, number of individuals currently employed, annual job openings, salary information, required training and basic skills sought by employers. It also provides career information on advanced manufacturing and registered apprenticeship, offers core components of student success plans and steps to become a teacher, résumé design basics, and guidelines for the employment of minors.

The agency is distributing copies of CT Career Paths to high schools, higher education facilities, the state’s American Job Centers local Workforce Investment Boards, libraries, private schools, adult education centers, and several state agencies.

The guide can be found online by visiting www.ct.gov/dol and selecting “Labor Market Information,” or by directly linking to https://www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/careerpaths.asp.

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