Genga Hails Grant For Manufacturing Center

November 15, 2016

Representative Henry Genga joined Senator Tim Larson and Representative Jason Rojas in welcoming a $3 million grant approved Tuesday by the State Bond Commission to assist Goodwin College with the start-up costs for its Advanced Manufacturing Project Center that furthers the integration goals of the Sheff vs. O’Neill decision.

“Goodwin College has done so many good things for our community as well as the surrounding towns, and this funding allows it to expand its mission of providing quality education for all,” said Genga (D-East Hartford). “The goal of Sheff vs. O’Neill to fully integrate our community is a worthy one, and I thank the governor and everyone else who helped secure this critical funding. It will provide not only for better education but also job training opportunities.”

“This is a strategic and innovative initiative that focuses resources where we need them the most, training our future workforce,” Rojas (D-East Hartford) said. “It is a sustainable solution. And it allows us to work toward fulfilling the goals of Sheff vs. O’Neill in providing high quality education in a racially integrated setting. I applaud Goodwin College and the great work they are doing. And I thank the governor and bond commission for their support.”

“This is an investment that will pay dividends for generations to come,” said Larson (D-East Hartford). “Goodwin College has been an excellent partner in meeting the needs of our community, and one of those needs is access to quality education that leads to a good paying job. With neighbors like Pratt & Whitney and UTC, it makes perfect sense to ensure our local students have access to an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center which will open up incredible opportunities for East Hartford’s students and families.”