Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria “Women Who Lead” Panellists

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria were invited to speak on the “Women Who Lead” Panel by the Commission on Equity and Opportunity and the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors on Friday. The topic of the panel was “The Multigenerational Impact of Women that”.

Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria and the other panelist spoke to young women about their experiences and how they became leaders.

“The active role that these young women are taking in both their

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Lawmakers, Residents Want to Pump the Brakes on Tolls

Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, were invited to Derby on Wednesday night by their colleagues to present a transportation funding plan that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases.

Rep. Devlin and Martin explained that the Republican Prioritize Progress Plan works within current state resources and will provide $65 billion for transportation infrastructure projects over the next 30 years.

In addition,

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Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria Tour Derby High School Advanced Manufacturing Program

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD, CT. March 11, 2019, – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria toured the Advanced Manufacturing Program facilities at Derby High School on Monday. The first of its kind in Connecticut, the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Derby High School offers students access to obtain a college accredited manufacturing certification worth $8,000.

Students who enroll in the Advanced Manufacturing Program will earn both Derby High School and Housatonic Community College class credits. The program covers coursework in Benchwork, Solidworks, Blueprint Reading, Introduction to Machine Technology, and Metrology.

“The opportunity that has been created here at Derby High School for the students has long term positive effects. For the students to be able to have access to a college level program, one where a certificate of completion is provided and can then lead to employment opportunities is phenomenal. Through programs such as the Derby High School and Housatonic Community College Advanced Manufacturing Program our students have a unique advantage, both in the workforce and when pursuing post high school education whether in the trades or college. The positive work that has been accomplished by both educators and students is evident through the smiles and stories we have heard today. The sense of accomplishment that the students have expressed to us is amazing; they have a glowing sense of pride that is truly wonderful,” said Rep. Klarides.

“Superintendent Dr. Matthew Conway and his staff at Derby High School are doing a great job by giving students an opportunity to explore a career in manufacturing,” added Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “After visiting with the students and teachers, I know this program will be highly successful and believe every high school in the state will be using Derby’s program as a model. If more and more high schools offer this program, Connecticut will be well positioned to fill the hundreds of manufacturing jobs that will become available over the next decade.”

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