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

Eric E. Castro

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.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.