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Lamont Introduces Program Allowing College Students To Volunteer In Conn. Public Schools

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is encouraging college students home for the holidays to volunteer to help out in public schools that are short of teachers because of COVID-19.

He said they can sign-up for a program called Step Up Connecticut.

“If you go to Step Up Connecticut what you can do there is find if you have a teaching, or social work and or a general love of kids. As a senior in college we may be able to find you paid work at some of our schools,” Lamont said.

Lamont said interested college students can sign up at ct.gov/StepUpCT.

It's a state program that provides wages and training subsidies to employers who hire unemployed jobseekers.