CONNTAC

CONNTAC Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally-funded program that provides free educational counseling and career planning services to individuals throughout Connecticut.

Locations and Representatives

A central office and ten satellite sites comprise the EOC. Below is a list of the EOC representatives:

Office EOC Representative
Norwalk/Stamford/Central Office DeShayla Shelley, Assistant Director
Bridgeport Natalie Fabien, Educational Counselor
Farmington/New Britain/Central Office Erica Coleman, Lead Educational Counseling Coordinator
Hartford Tomeka Williams, Educational Counselor
Manchester/East Hartford Miriam Torres-Thorburn, Educational Counselor
Middletown/Meriden Kelly Gomez, Educational Counselor
New Haven Imani Smith, Educational Counselor
Waterbury Juliana Barron, Educational Counselor

Contact Information for MCC

Miriam Torres-Thorburn, Educational Counselor
Phone: 860-455-4116

mtorres-thorburn@conntacinc.org

Additional Information

Individuals Served

  • Adults
  • Disabled Individuals
  • Dislocated Workers
  • Dropouts
  • GED Holders
  • High School Seniors
  • Inmates / Ex-Offenders
  • Veterans

Services Provided

  • Application fee waivers
  • Financial aid workshops
  • Group counseling
  • Coordination of college and career fairs
  • Career planning
  • College referral
  • College tutorial

Applicant Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen living in Connecticut who is interested in post-secondary education and/or career training
  • U.S. citizen living in Connecticut who demonstrates financial, academic, cultural or social need

Note: Eligibility is determined by the EOC Counselor

The CONNTAC EOC Counselor:

  • Identifies and recruits eligible clients
  • Provides academic counseling
  • Guides career decision making
  • Suggests college referrals and effect placement
  • Guides clients to financial aid resources
  • Conducts follow-up interaction with all applicants

Application Process

  • EOC counselor meets with individuals to describe EOC services
  • CONNTAC application is given to those interested in receiving EOC services
  • Application must be completed, sign and returned to EOC counselor with supporting documents
  • Appointments are scheduled for individual counseling sessions