What is SNAP E&T (Employment + Training?)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.

SNAP Employment and Training prepares SNAP clients for employment by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services.

How does the SNAP E&T Program work?


SNAP uses a holistic approach to help students succeed in our programs. We provide counseling, vocational training, and employment activities in order to increase the opportunity of students finding employment.

Vocational Training   The SNAP program offers non-credit short-term training and educational programs to prepare students for entry-level jobs within many different industries:

Counseling Services   Provides students with case management and support services to help students be successful in their program of study.

Am I eligible for the SNAP Program?
To be eligible for the SNAP Program:

  • You must be receiving SNAP benefits. 
  • Students receiving TANF (cash assistance) are not eligible for SNAP training.
  • You must have a GED or high school diploma.
  • You must be U.S. citizen.
  • Non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documentation.
  • SNAP clients cannot participate in training programs in which they cannot be employed by law.   
  • Students that have a “HOLD” within the college system will not be allowed to register for SNAP Training.  ***HOLD—A hold is when the college does not allow you to register for classes because you either owe money, do not have immunizations up to date, or have documentations missing in the system. 

Ada Rivera, SNAP COORDINATOR, arivera1@gatewayct.edu


Ada Rivera