HARTFORD — State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-105) welcomed the state Bond Commission’s recent approval of funding for Naugatuck Valley Community College.
As part of an $18 million effort to finance new and replacement equipment for 12 community colleges across the state, NVCC will receive $505,000.
“NVCC provides quality education to people across the Valley,” Conroy said in a statement. “It has been instrumental in training a workforce that is prepared for the job demands of today and tomorrow.”
NVCC was recently designated an Advanced Manufacturing Center that will continue to feature manufacturing and technical education with subjects ranging from CNE technology to welding and lean manufacturing. As an Advanced Manufacturing Center, NVCC will partner with manufacturing companies to link students with jobs.
Current enrollment and graduation trends indicate a strong resurgence in NVCC manufacturing programs, according to a release issued by Conroy’s office. There has been a 425 percent increase in the number of students enrolled in manufacturing certificate programs from 2006 to 2010, the release stated.