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Stamford's Wright Tech Gets $470,000 In State Funding

Wright Tech in Stamford received $470,000 in state funding.
Wright Tech in Stamford received $470,000 in state funding. Photo Credit:

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved an additional $470,000 in funding for Wright Technical High School in Stamford last month.

The $470,000 is Wright Tech's portion of a $5 million disbursment 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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