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CT first state to offer Google Career Certificates to increase education,...

The program equips people with skills for in-demand jobs within three to six months – with no degree or experience required – at a time when employers in information technology-related sectors have reported a skills gap in the U.S. workforce.

CT, Amazon Web Services to provide training for 2,000 residents pursuing...

Schools in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system will also work with interested high schools to provide access to cloud computing curricula. 

GE returns to CT – sort of – with innovation center...

By its nature, “it’s difficult to define what this place will be,” said GE Appliances President and CEO Kevin Nolan, as it brings together education, innovation and inspiration to create “something new, something exciting.”

CSCU forgiving $17M in community college student debt

“By eliminating the debt those students owe to institutions, we are removing a hurdle that prevents far too many people from continuing their educational journeys,” CSCU President Terrence Cheng said.

Norwalk Hospital president details largest expansion in facility’s 128-year history

"Our goal is not to borrow a single nickel" to finance the approximately $224 million project, Norwalk Hospital President Peter Cordeau says.

CSCU mandates students receive Covid vaccines before returning to campus

UConn issued a similar mandate earlier this month.

For incoming CSCU President Terrence Cheng, challenges include merger, union...

"Enrollment has been declining for the past 10-plus years, so we can’t say everything is because of the pandemic," Cheng told the Business Journal. "It’s much larger than that.”

Terrence Cheng named next CSCU president

Born in Taiwan, Cheng reiterated CSCU's commitment to increase equity among all students to produce "the most positive, most productive, most successful people they can be."

Lamont unveils $46B budget; Legalization of recreational marijuana – but not...

“We don’t have the luxury of doing one thing at a time,” Lamont declared. “There’s too much at stake.”

CSCU names Gates interim president

Jane McBride Gates, who has been CSCU’s provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs since 2016, will succeed Mark Ojakian, who is retiring on Dec. 31.

‘Needle moving in right direction’ for CT manufacturers

“Workforce development begins in kindergarten," says Kelli Vallieres, executive director of the newly-formed Connecticut Workforce Development Unit. "By talking with them at such a young age about what they’re interested in, you can find the fire that sparks their interest."

CSCU, citing budget crisis, seeking $69 million bailout from state

Last week, the unaffiliated University of Connecticut asked the state for a $104.4 million bailout.

CSCU President Ojakian ‘cautiously optimistic’ over future; announces retirement

While the system’s Board of Regents has predicted a 10% drop in enrollment at its four universities, “The preliminary numbers we’re seeing have been better than that,” Mark Ojakian said. “We’re hopeful that no institution hits that 10% mark.”

CSCU announces tuition-free community college program for fall semester

Additional state funding would be needed to extend PACT into the spring semester.

CSCU names CEOs at five community colleges as part of consolidation...

The moves are the latest in the organization’s “Students First” plan to merge its community colleges into one accredited institution by 2023. The result, to be called Connecticut State Community College, still needs to be accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.