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CSCU offers free tuition for community college students

Funding for the initiative is still to be finalized; the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system estimates it could cost as much as $15 million.

Sonics & Materials, Ashcroft Inc. inducted into Manufacturing Hall of Fame

In addition to Newtown-based Sonics and Stratford's Ashcroft, inductees included Pratt & Whitney, Medtronic, and Microboard Processing Inc.

Paul Broadie exiting as president of Housatonic, Gateway community colleges

Broadie became president of Housatonic in 2015, and added Gateway to his responsibilities in 2017 when Dorsey Kendrick retired from its presidency.

CSCU college consolidation plan still facing plenty of opposition

“There is always going to be a reaction to substantial change,” says newly installed CSCU regional president Thomas Coley, whose oversight includes Bridgeport's Housatonic and Norwalk Community College, “which is what you’re witnessing now. It takes time and conversation.”

Lamont ‘having a ball,’ keeps things upbeat at WorkPlace meeting

“Take out all the friction and we’ll make this economy sing,” the governor told the crowd at The WorkPlace's quarterly meeting, held June 21 at Housatonic Community College.

CSCU passes budget; financial hit for colleges less than expected

According to revised estimates from the state comptroller’s office, the cost of fringe benefits will be less than expected, though the precise impact on such community colleges as Norwalk and Housatonic is uncertain.

Conn. community colleges must cut $12.5M under new budget

The system’s community colleges include Norwalk Community College and Bridgeport’s Housatonic Community College.

Workforce Alliance’s training program aims to fill manufacturing sector’s need for...

Skill Up for Manufacturing is a free five-week training and job placement program open to high school graduates and Connecticut residents 18 years or older who are underemployed or unemployed.

Tuition hike proposed for regional universities; community colleges next

A final vote on the proposed 5 percent increase at Danbury's Western Connecticut State and three other universities will take place on March 28.

CSCU says its 17 schools collectively contribute $11B annually to...

The study is part of CSCU’s ongoing effort to prove to state lawmakers – and Gov.-elect Ned Lamont – the need for economic support.

Fairfield’s Handy & Harman elected to American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

The company, a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products, serves customers across a wide range of end markets in the U.S. and internationally.

CSCU board unanimously approves revised college consolidation plan

The revised “Students First” plan calls for the consolidation to take place in 2023, the hiring of three regional presidents in 2019 and the gradual elimination of 117 jobs, mostly administrative in nature.

BRBC hands out Impact Awards, outlines future at annual meeting

The 144th annual meeting of the BRBC comes at a significant time for the organization as President Mickey Herbert is leaving and no successor has yet been named.

CSCU offers up revised college consolidation plan

CSCU President Mark Ojakian said the revised plan would save $17 million when fully implemented, as opposed to the $23 million as originally proposed.

Facing cuts, colleges look for new revenues

The failure of a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into one system is adding to the financial pressure on each school.