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Commission Approves Millions for CSCU Projects

HARTFORD —  The State Bond Commission recently approved $27.25 million in capital improvement projects for the 17 institutions of the Connecticut State College and Universities  system.

The funding will be used for laboratory and research equipment; the consolidation and upgrade of student and financial information technology systems; the financing of advanced manufacturing and technology programs; and the restoration of academic facilities, safety system upgrades, deferred maintenance and ground improvements throughout the CSCU system.

“This funding will play an integral role in expanding our academic programs and strengthening our infrastructure to attract new students and train the workforce of tomorrow,” said CSCU President Mark Ojakian. “I thank Governor Malloy and the legislature for their ongoing support in helping our state colleges and universities update and modernize their facilities. The investments we make today will lead to technologically advanced classrooms and new IT systems linking our institutions in ways that will enable us to serve all our students better.”

Included in the bonding is:

  • $2 million to finance new and replacement instruction, research and/or laboratory equipment at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury.


  • $10 million to continue the advancement and development of IT networks and capabilities throughout the 12 CSCU community colleges, and to continue the implementation of the consolidation and upgrades of student and financial information technology systems.


  • $2.5 million to finance the advanced manufacturing and emerging technology programs at the 12 CSCU community colleges.


  • $7.75 million for various alterations and improvements to the 12 community colleges, Charter Oak State College and System Office buildings.


  • $5 million for various alterations and improvements to buildings at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities. These alterations and improvements will include restoration of academic facilities, upgrading safety systems and other ground improvements.

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Commission to Vote on Tech School Expansion

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently  announced that the State Bond Commission on Wednesday will vote to approve $5 million for the continued expansion of the Connecticut Technical High School System’s  manufacturing programs, as well as funds for a new extended-hours program.

The State Bond Commission is scheduled to vote on the items at its Nov. 19, 2014, meeting at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The governor said that this funding will help students to be  “better prepared for careers or to continue their studies in college as a result of these improvements.

State offificials said that the funds are requested to finance installation of equipment and machinery, alterations and improvements to buildings and computer and technology upgrades.

“Students in our manufacturing cluster receive the technical skills and training necessary to operate complex machines and produce high-quality products,” said CTHSS Superintendent Dr. Nivea Torres.  “Today’s manufacturing jobs require specialized computer training and Connecticut’s educational system is prepared to train young people to enter this exciting field.”

The technical system has 17 diploma-granting techinical high schools, one techical education center and two aviation maintaenance programs in the state.

Also, $434,000 is sought for extending school hours at A.I. Prince Tech in Hartford and Eli Whitney Tech in Hamden to “allow expansion of weatherization, carpentry, gas pipeline, cement masonry, and manufacturing programs,” officials said.



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