Sen. Berthel Shares CT Senate GOP Plan for ‘A Better Way to a Prosperous CT’

February 24, 2022


Today State Sen. Eric Berthel (R-Watertown), ranking member of the Education Committee, shared the Connecticut Senate Republicans’ package of legislative proposals focused on job growth and workforce development and calls on colleagues to work together to make Connecticut more supportive of opportunity, training, and good paying jobs to support all families.


The proposals include policies to enhance workforce training at the high school level, expand apprenticeship support programs, offer apprenticeship/licensure credits for Veterans with prior experience, establish a health care workforce training program in Connecticut high schools, and grow jobs in the state’s defense and insurance industries.


The legislative package entitled “A Better Way to a Prosperous Connecticut” is part of the Senate Republican leaders’ “Better Way” agenda which includes policies to make Connecticut more affordable, healthy, transparent, and safe.


“We must support our job creators, and we also must support our schools and children at an early age,” said Senator Berthel. “We have to reach students early to help them develop skills and focus on how education at all levels leads to employment. It’s about empowering kids starting as early as middle school to take charge of their futures and give them the tools they need to succeed,” he said.


The Better Way to a Prosperous Connecticut includes the following proposals:


  • “Pipeline to Work” Program
  • Workforce Development Path to Career
  • “Health Care Academy”
  • Return of Job Fairs
  • Vocational Programs Recruitment
  • Taskforce to Study Occupational Licenses
  • Providing Career Opportunities for Veterans
  • “Buy CT to Build CT” program to support job growth in the defense industry
  • Growing Jobs in our state’s Flagship Insurance Industry


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