Sen. Kelly Applauds Senate Passage of Bill Supporting Workforce Development in CT’s Insurance Industry

May 12, 2021

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) applauded the State Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 193, An Act Concerning Workforce Development Issues at Public Institutions of Higher Education Related to the Insurance Industry.

This bill, cosponsored by Senator Kelly, requires the Board of Regents for Higher Education and the Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut to conduct a study of workforce development issues with regard to the insurance industry at public institutions of higher education within their jurisdiction. Its goal is to ensure that public institutions of higher education are meeting the workforce needs of the insurance industry.

“We all share the goal of making Connecticut an even more desirable place for residents to live, work and raise a family,” said Sen. Kelly. “Leveraging the skills of our higher education professionals to assess ways to help our insurance industry thrive could represent a win-win situation for our economy, for middle class families, for our higher education institutions and for Connecticut’s insurance industry.”

“One of Connecticut’s prime economic engines and job creators is our insurance industry. The key ingredient in our state’s flagship industry’s success are the men and women who choose these rewarding insurance career paths. As policymakers, we need to do all we can to continue to assist the industry in meeting its future workforce needs.”

The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support. It now moves to the House of Representatives.