From State Senators Andres Ayala and Anthony Musto:
Senator Andres Ayala (D-Bridgeport) and Senator Anthony Musto (D-Trumbull) today applauded the State Bond Commission approval of funds to finance improvements at the Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. The improvements aim to advance the technological and research capabilities of the school, enhancing the education of enrolled students.
“Housatonic Community College has served as a life-changing educational institution in the Greater Bridgeport Area for nearly 50 years, and it is critical that we make these kind of investments to maintain its effectiveness,” said Senator Ayala. “With the advancements coming to the school, Housatonic Community College can continue serving the community for years to come.”
Housatonic Community College will receive bonding in two different areas. The first will be to finance new and replacement equipment for classroom instruction, research, and laboratory work. In addition, Housatonic Community College is receiving funding to purchase new computers, servers, and networking equipment, as well as telecommunications and classroom technologies. This is part of a larger effort to update equipment at community colleges across Connecticut.
“This sort of cutting-edge equipment that Housatonic Community College will be receiving is vital to ensuring that their students are prepared to enter jobs in their fields of study upon graduation,” said Senator Musto. “Investments such as these ensure that Connecticut has a well-trained and educated workforce that attracts businesses to our state.”
The funds were approved at today’s meeting of the State Bond Commission. In total, Housatonic Community College will receive $3,212,348 in bond funds.