Advanced Manufacturing Bill Passes

May 30, 2019

HB 5833, An Act Establishing a Pilot Program for the Expansion of Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs unanimously passes the House of Representatives.

A year ago I toured Housatonic Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Program, learned of their efforts to partner with our own Derby High School, and since then have been determined to build and expand on their advanced manufacturing certificate model.

We are one step closer to creating more opportunities for students and adults to access the training needed to compete for the 12,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs currently open in our state. Thank you to all my legislative colleagues who have shown support and collaborated on this bill.

The bill will now be considered by the Senate.