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Rep. Petit Highlights Importance of Increasing Diversity in Education

Posted on November 9, 2021 by jpheasant


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This morning I was invited to a press conference at North End Elementary School in New Britain to highlight the Teacher Residency Program (TRP). This apprenticeship program is designed to help increase diversity in education by providing people interested in teaching with an avenue to become educators.

As part of the program, applicants with a bachelor’s degree spend 18-months doing coursework with mentor for one school year while also receiving pay and benefits. Upon completion of the program and

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Representative Petit Presents Citation, Welcomes New Business to Plainville

Posted on October 8, 2021 by jpheasant


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Photo: State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-Plainville) presents Cristina Pellegrino, Owner of Beauty Rehab Salon with a legislative citation during a ribbon cutting event held at her shop in Plainville on Thursday, October 7. Pellegrino’s salon will occupy 17 Farmington Avenue, located in the Olde Canal Square right next door to Bagels Plus. Though the shop opened in April, an official Grand Opening event is expected in mid-November.

Rep. Petit Receives Favorable Score from CBIA for Supporting Pro-Business Legislation

Posted on September 17, 2021 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has released their ‘2021 State House Voting Records’ annual report and State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) recently received a more than favorable score for his support of business-friendly legislation.

“I appreciate the recognition from CBIA for my work in the legislature,” Rep. Petit said. “As policymakers and especially given the current climate, one of our main goals should be to help businesses create more opportunities

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