DANBURY, Conn. -- The State Bond Commission approved $470,000 in funding for Abbott Tech in Danbury as well as an additional $30,000 for a new plasma cutter last month.
The $470,000 is Abbott Tech's portion of a $5 million disbursement for the continued expansion of the Connecticut Technical High School System’s manufacturing programs, as well as funds for a new extended-hours program.
“Expanding the technical high schools’ manufacturing programs is a smart investment that will provide state-of-the-art training for students and provide Connecticut employers with highly skilled workers,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement. “Students will be better prepared for careers or to continue their studies in college as a result of these improvements.”
The approved funds will help finance the purchase and installation of equipment and machinery, alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, and computer and technology upgrades.
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