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LITCHFIELD — The superintendent of Region 6 schools was a special guest at the White House on Wednesday.
Ed Drapp was one of more than 100 superintendents from across the country who took part in President Barack Obama's ConnectED to the Future event.
Despite being a political target of national Republicans, Connecticut's Fifth District Democratic Representative Elizabeth Esty survived her first re-election campaign.
As the nation marked Veterans Day on Tuesday, the state announced a new effort to find and reach out to veteran-owned businesses.
NEW BRITAIN — A new federal grant could help more than 250 long-term unemployed residents of central and northern Connecticut get training for new careers, Capital Workforce Partners announced Monday.
WATERBURY -- Nasya Quinonez, 13, has long wanted to be a teacher or doctor. She has a cousin in nursing.
"I like helping people, and now many of my cousins work at the hospital," Quinonez said.
NEW BRITAIN — Jose Rodriguez, 17, of New Britain was working on a CNC machine Thursday when two U.S. legislators suddenly walked up to him.
Rodriguez told them he hopes to become an aerospace engineer — a career position much in demand in Connecticut, and one that E.C. Goodwin Technical High School is giving him a start in.
NEW BRITAIN — Kazimierz Spaczynski, 85, fought back tears as he told some of his life stories Wednesday during a ceremony honoring his service in the Korean War.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) presented Spaczynski with six medals dedicated to his service more than 60 years ago.
U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-CT, and Chris Collins, R-NY, have introduced the Manufacturing Universities Act, H.R. 5526, to prepare engineering students for innovative careers in manufacturing.
Esty also introduced the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, H.R. 5527, to support women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professions.
Less than a month after conducting a workforce development roundtable in Waterbury, Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District, has co-sponsored a bipartisan bill to promote manufacturing careers.