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Connecticut Senate Passes Bill to Scrutinize How Well State’s Colleges and Universities Prepare Students for Job Opportunities in Insurance Sector

  • Connecticut Senate passes bill seeking to identify how well state’s higher education institutions prepare students for jobs in the insurance industry
  • UConn Board of Trustees and Board of Regents for Higher Education to convene with insurance leaders on the matter
  • Study will include a review of job opportunities, courses and programs, and how well they align

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The Connecticut Senate has unanimously approved a bill to scrutinize how well state universities and colleges are preparing students for careers in the insurance industry.

The Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut and the Board of Regents for Higher Education – which governs four state universities, 12 community colleges, and Charter Oak State College – will consult with leaders in insurance industry to study workforce issues related to this sector. This research will include a review of:

  • The job opportunities in the insurance industry and the skills needed for these positions
  • The programs and courses of education available at state colleges and universities that teach skills and knowledge related to the insurance industry
  • A review of job placement rates of students who complete these programs and courses
  • Recommendations for new programs or courses of student needed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for careers in the insurance industry

These partners will submit a report on their conclusions to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement by Jan. 1, 2022.

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