quinebaug valley community college

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Get in. Get out. Get a job.


  • 8-hour Security Guard Certificate – 1-day class April 6th
  • Community Health Worker – Start date moved to April 11th
  • Cannabis Industry Retail Certificate – Begins April 25th

See courses in descriptions below!


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QVCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs serve the individuals and employers of Northeast Connecticut, offering high-value training at an affordable cost. Whether you’re an employer in need of workforce training, or an individual seeking to take your career in a new direction, QVCC can help. Our programs are designed to provide practical training that can help students improve skills and find employment.

Patricia Meyer
Director, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
(860) 932-4110 | pmeyer@qvcc.edu

Angel Caouette
Continuing Education Aide
(860) 932-4005 | acaouette@qvcc.edu

Spring 2023 Schedule

Spring 2023-2

Payment for courses can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash, and check.

Payment Plan Option
Job-focused training programs are eligible for a 3-installment payment plan contract for a $25 non-refundable fee. Initial installment is due at the time of registration. Please call (860) 932-4005 for more information.

American Job Centers
Additional funding may be available through State and Federal programs. For more information, visit:

562 Westcott Road, Danielson, CT 06239  (860) 774-4077 ; 1320 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226  (860) 450-7603

EWIB Healthcare Pipeline

The Eastern CT Healthcare Pipeline Initiative provides no-cost training to address the hiring needs of our regional Healthcare Employers. Download the  flyer here or apply directly at the EWIB portal.


Whether you’re looking to get back into the workforce, advance your career, start a new career, or get your first job. CareerConneCT offers skilling, reskilling, and upskilling in growing industries. Depending upon your needs and interests, you can participate in certificate training programs and earn industry-recognized credentials in as little as 5 to 12 weeks. To learn about eligibility requirements and get started, please visit the CareerConnect Portal. Approved indviduals will be referred back to QVCC for college/location applicable programs.

SNAP Employment and Training Program
If you currently receive food stamps with no cash benefits, you may be eligible for SNAP E&T (Employment and Training) assistance. For more information, please visit QVCC’s SNAP Employment and Training Program webpage.

Connecticut Indian Council, Inc.
Native American Employment and Training Program.
Native documentation required: self, parent(s) and/or grandparent(s).

New London – (860) 437-0013
N. Stonington – (860) 599-1413

Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance is available through the QVCC Foundation for several workforce development programs. Fill out the application or email us for more information.

Register online, in person, or by phone


Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

In Person

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone

(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours. See above for Office Hours.

Course Cancellation
If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, we attempt to notify each person registered by telephone or email. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have both your home and work telephone numbers, as well as your current email address. We also post a notice in the main lobby on the night the class would have started.

Work with us and share your skills

QVCC’s Workforce Development & Community Education department seeks experienced, enthusiastic instructors for business/industry training in the following disciplines:

Manufacturing Skills:
Blueprint Reading
Machining – Milling, Lathe, Bridgeport, CNC
Manufacturing Math
Mechatronics/Automation Technician
Metrology (PC-DMIS)
Plastics Injection Molding & Extrusion
Sodick Wire EDM

Business Skills:
360-Degree Feedback
Customer Service
Data Analysis
ESL in the Workplace
Google Certification
Human Resources
Interpersonal Communications
Management Principles
Microsoft Office & Project
Project Management
Process Improvement
Six Sigma

Industry-relevant expertise is required, and prior teaching/training experience is strongly preferred. Instructors will provide training via workshops and seminars at QVCC and/or on-site with local companies. Daytime and evening hours available. If you are interested in helping QVCC provide dynamic training for area companies, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Patricia Meyer
Director of Workforce Development & Community Education
(860) 932-4110 | pmeyer@qvcc.edu