Eight states – including Connecticut – have launched projects aiming to provide opportunities for people who experience occupational or non-occupational injuries or illnesses to remain in and return to the workforce.
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in partnership with DOL’s Employment and Training Administration and […]
Housatonic Community College’s advancements in the areas of efficiency and effectiveness were recognized by the Community College Futures Assembly, which recently named the College’s Family Economic Security Program (FESP) as a finalist for its national 2019 Bellwether Award.
“It is an honor to be among the finalists for this prestigious award. We’re excited to compete […]
If you are looking for more evidence that manufacturing is back in Connecticut, you need look no further than Hartford and East Hartford. The Technology Labs Assistance Program (TLAP), just getting underway, was created as part of the Hartford/East Hartford Innovation Places Initiative, which is striving to make the area a more vibrant hub for […]
Connecticut ranks third in the nation in the percentage of residents with graduate or professional degrees, and fourth in the nation in the percentage of residents with a bachelors degree. Those statistics helped lead Connecticut to an overall ranking of fourth in the U.S. in an analysis of the nation’s “most educated states.”
In this […]
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has announced what amounts to a welcome gift for its incoming leader, former State Senator Beth Bye, named by Gov. Lamont two weeks ago to head the state agency. Just days ahead of Lamont’s inauguration, OEC said it had been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant – funds intended […]
There are 2.4 million students with disabilities nationwide and 3 out of 5 of them are not currently employed – making this population important for employers to include in their hiring strategies. That’s according to the website Getting Hired, which teamed up with Hire Potential on a recent webinar for inclusive employers to explain “why […]
While students consistently rank the ability to get a good job as one of the most important factors in their college choices, too often this critical information is unavailable or misleading, according to a new analysis by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).
The three entities tasked with oversight of the U.S. higher […]
A new analysis of the nation’s best metropolitan areas for workers in the STEM professions has Hartford ranked just outside the top 10 at number 13. New Haven is ranked at number 55, Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk at number 80.
The comparison of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country by financial services website WalletHub, included […]
Getting banking business done – or being introduced to an array of personal financial services for the first time – has become easier than ever for students attending Rocky Hill High School. That’s because they don’t even need to leave the confines of high school to visit a Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union branch – […]
Co-working in Connecticut will be gaining another player in the field, with a distinctive twist. Sacred Heart University in Fairfield will be the site, as the university signs an agreement with Verizon and Alley, for the creation, management and operation of a coworking space on the university’s West Campus in Fairfield, formerly the corporate headquarters […]
The numbers have diminished during the past decade, but the percentage has remained relatively constant. About 93 percent of students attending the state’s four regional universities – Central, Eastern, Southern and Western – are from Connecticut. During that time, the student population has dropped from an all-time high of just over 36,000 in 2010, to […]
A 103-page report analyzing the economic benefits of the 17 institutions of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system concluded that $11.1 billion, equivalent to 4.1% of the GSP of Connecticut, is attributable to the institutions. The components contributing to the bottom line conclusion are varied, and not limited to current students or activities […]
It began as a casual conversation between Kate Farrar, Executive Director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) and Sharon Cappetta, Director of Development at The Community Foundation for Women and Girls, during the 2016 United State of Women Summit. Now, it is a full-fledged and far-reaching network aimed at providing support and […]
The influence of having a black teacher can significantly impact a black student’s life, and the effect begins early in an education. Having just one black teacher in elementary school not only makes children more like to graduate high school – it also makes them significantly more likely to enroll in college, according to a […]