Conn. grants money to vocational-technical schools
HARTFORD, Conn.—Connecticut's regional vocational-technical school system will be receiving over $9 million in funding for equipment and construction repairs.
The State Bond Commission, headed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, voted Friday to borrow the money for the projects.
The bond funds will be spent on building alterations and improvements, technology upgrades, tools and supplies at schools and programs throughout the technical high school system.
Also, the Ella T. Grasso Technical High School in Groton will receive $6 million for interior renovations and mechanical system improvements. Around 88 construction-related jobs will be created or maintained through this project.
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington will receive funding for fire sprinkler system improvements.
Malloy said the money will ultimately help to address the state's failures in preparing a replacement workforce.