Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The School of Workforce & Continuing Education

L.E.A.D Center

Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, & Development

The L.E.A.D Center is an innovative organization that offers programs and services that support students in transitioning from the academic environment to employment with corporations and community organizations. The Center is comprised of the following departments: Workforce and Continuing Education, Career & Talent Development, F.I.R.S.T. Center, Grants & Sponsored Programs, and Business & Community Engagement. Through the Center, students will be able to access in-demand workforce and professional development training that is required to enter or advance in their careers, develop a resume and hone their interviewing skills, participate in nationally-recognized, paid internships and registered apprenticeships, explore personal interests, and become financially independent through attending money management for life workshops and receiving individualized coaching. Businesses and community organizations will be able to access, through a single point of contact, a pipeline of highly-skilled interns and potential employees, establish partnerships with the Center, receive customized training for their current employees, use state-of-the-art facilities, and identify scholarship and grant opportunities.

The Center is the only one of its kind in Connecticut. It incorporates best-in-class programs that have been designed and implemented by Capital Community College in collaboration with major insurance and financial services companies, and healthcare, government, and community organizations. The new center, located on the 3rd floor, brings together dedicated faculty, staff, and expertise to assure that you succeed, whether you are seeking your first job, a better job, or furthering your career. The L.E.A.D. Center can help you:

  • Enroll in in-demand workforce and professional development training to enter a new career, change, or advance your career through the School of Workforce & Continuing Education
  • Become financially independent through the Financial Independence to Reach Success and Transformation (F.I.R.S.T.) Center
  • Be a part of nationally recognized, paid internship and apprenticeship programs at The Hartford, Travelers, Aetna, or UnitedHealth
  • Develop your resume and cover letter or prepare for an upcoming job interview at the Career and Talent Development office

Partial List of Events and Services

Paid Internships & Apprenticeships

Paid internship and apprentice opportunities are available through the Career and Talent Development office at the nation’s top insurance and financial services companies. New opportunities available monthly. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to launch a new career!

Free Online Career and Financial Workshops

Free workshops are held every semester on a variety of career and personal finance topics, such as developing a personal budget, understanding credit, career exploration, and how to navigate the first 30 days on the job. See website for workshop calendar.


Career & Talent Development hosts fall and spring job fairs, as well as pop-up fairs, employer visits, and networking social hours. Visit the Capital Community College website for more information.

Job Search Preparation

Develop and polish your resume and cover letter, practice your interview technique with a mock interview, or explore new careers with our career services staff. In-person and virtual appointments are available every week throughout the semester. 

Workforce & Professional Development

Earn a professional certificate in as little as 8 weeks! Certificates in Certified Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Social Services Assistant and more available day and evening. Computer and professional development workshops designed in consultation with Connecticut businesses offered monthly. Scholarships available for those who qualify.

Here at Capital Community College, we are ready to Lead with Excellence and provide opportunities for Achievement and Development for our students and the community.

I want to… Contact
Land a paid internship at the nation’s top insurance and financial services companies John Thomas, 860-906-5234
jthomas@capitalcc.edu, 314
Get advice on my resume and cover letter and assistance applying to jobs ca-careercenter@capitalcc.edu
Become financially independent and learn how to balance my budget Hannah Gregory, 860-906-5080
hgregory@capitalcc.edu, 319
Obtain a certificate in less than 12 weeks or take a professional development class Odile Dilone, 860-906-5141
odilone@capitalcc.edu, 316
Find out how SNAP- E & T can fund my professional certificate Joette Johnson, 860-906-5244
jjohnson1@capitalcc.edu, 314
Inquire about general information about the L.E.A.D. Center Mary Volpe, 860-906-5261
mvolpe@capitalcc.edu, 311