The Capital Community College Foundation & Advisory Council will host a Town and Legislative Forum on Wednesday March 7th from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the campus’ Walter J. Markiewicz Community Room, 950 Main Street in downtown Hartford.
State legislators in Capital Community College’s primary service area, officials from Hartford and surrounding towns and community partners have been invited.
Policies and legislation impacting Capital CC will be discussed including the plan for the proposed consolidation of community colleges and new proposals to make student financial aid more accessible. Lawmakers have introduced bills before the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee that call for “tuition free community college.”
Shared will be initiatives for workforce development and place-based learning:
- The nationally recognized insurance apprenticeship program launched in 2017 with The Hartford offers an insurance-specific curriculum, paid-on-the-job training, tuition assistance and mentoring to equip students for key customer-facing roles in The Hartford’s claims operation. The program is creating career track opportunities for Capital students.
- The success of Capital’s Hartford Heritage Project that since 2011 has made Hartford’s rich and diverse cultural institutions, landmarks, and neighborhoods an extension of classroom incorporating content about Hartford into the curriculum.
Seating is limited for the Town & Legislative forum. RSVPs are required for this event. For more information contact the college’s advancement office at 860-906-5102 or email CAemail@example.com.
The Connecticut General Assembly opened for the 2017 session on February 7th and will adjourn on May 9th. To contact your legislators visit the Connecticut General Assembly
Capital Community College, located in the center of Hartford in the renovated, historic G. Fox building, is a public, open-door, educational institution committed to the metropolitan community it serves. Its mission is to provide higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities and ages, and to serve the needs of the community, government agencies and business and industry. To learn more about the college, visit www.capitalcc.edu