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Virtual Career Resources

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the most comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools anywhere — all in one place and available online. It includes resume and letter builders with targeted samples and tips, millions of job and internship postings, interviewing advice and a personal dashboard to track users’ work.

LearningExpress Computer Skills Center Learn the fundamentals of the computer, the Internet, and popular software applications with these easy-to-follow multimedia self-paced tutorials that include PC & Internet basics, Microsoft Office, Windows operating system and more from beginner to advanced levels.

Career Resources: Schedule a no-cost professional employment counseling virtual session to build and critique your resume and cover letter, improve your interview skills, update your LinkedIn profile, and review your job search strategy. Free occupational skills training will help you be ready for a new job!

CTHires: Here the CT Dept of Labor offers a complete set of employment tools for job seekers. Build an online resume, search for jobs, explore careers, find training, do market research, and get helpful tips.

CT Dept of Labor: Look here for workforce services and programs. File for unemployment.

CT Dept. of Labor -Veterans Assistance

Goodwill Career Center: Work one-on-one for free, virtually, with a career coach to create and improve your resume and cover letters, refine your interview skills, review your LinkedIn profile, and evaluate your job search strategy.

Unemployment and the CARES Act 

Other Valuable Online Resources

211/United Way: Provides help with local services such as utility assistance, food, housing, transportation, child care, after-school programs, elder care, crisis intervention. Call 2-1-1 also for help getting financial assistance, healthcare and insurance, and legal assistance.

Connecticut Food Bank   

Covid-19 FAQs and services

CT Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services: DMHAS Naugatuck is in Region 5. Crisis 24-hour telephone numbers 203-805-5480 or (Toll free) 1-866-794-0021 (Western CT Mental Health Network)

CT State Tax Forms: https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/DRS-Forms/

Federal Tax Forms: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

League of Women Voters of Connecticut: Sponsors activities to help Connecticut voters become better informed on current issues and active participants in government.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Naugatuck Monthly Mobile Food Pantry: On the second Thursday of each month, food is distributed at the Naugatuck Event Center, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Call Jill or Lisa with questions: (203) 729-1564.

Naugatuck Valley Health District: Provides services related to Environmental Health, Community Health and Emergency Preparedness

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program: SNAP is a federal program, administered by State and local agencies, that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families, to be used at stores to purchase food.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: VITA provides free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate-income individuals and families earning less than $56,000 a year. IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns. In partnership with the IRS, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) coordinates an annual VITA program across Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Middlesex, and Litchfield Counties.

Resources for Distance Learning

ABCya!Make learning fun with these educational computer games for kids in subjects such as math, language arts and typing.

Audible: Free limited selection of audiobooks

Beardsley Zoo: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Distance Learning Programming gives students in Connecticut and beyond an opportunity to learn about our amazing animals, their remarkable behaviors, and more from the Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists

Boredom Busters Kids Games: Non-internet options for interactive fun for kids!

Bound to Stay Bound:Content areas include authors (offering free books, read-alouds, activities), publishers (free resources), educational websites,  virtual tours, fun activities and professional development.

Center for Interactive Learning: Providing core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K-6th.

CT State Department of Education:List of resources by grade and subject, with English Learners section.

Discovery Kids: Explore games and educational videos about animals, nature and science.

Hour of Code:
One-hour tutorials designed for all ages in over 45 languages

Interland:
This internet game, created by ConnectSafely and Google, is a fun way to help kids learn about internet safety, privacy and security.

Mars Rover:
Explore Mars with the Curiosity Rover

Mo Willems LUNCH DOODLES:
Every weekday at 1:00pm, author and illustrator Mo Willems invites you to draw and doodle with him

Mystery Science:
 Starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do from home for free.

PBS Kids:
Learn more about the awesome PBS Kids shows by playing games and reading storybooks.

 

Scholastic Learn at Home: Preschoolers and elementary school students can go on learning journeys focusing on single topics. “A learning journey is made up of an animated fiction book, a nonfiction book, a nonfiction video, and an off-screen activity.”

 

Storyline Online:Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

 

Story Time from Space: While in space, astronauts videotape themselves reading books to the children of Earth.