Westfair Communications: Media jobs take the spotlight in Connecticut

News Story: August 6, 2015


Connecticut has drawn media companies big and small to the state, and now educators are training a workforce.

“We’re there to help create that pipeline from the institutes of higher learning to these employers,” said George Norfleet, director of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Film, Television and Digital Media.

The state partnered with the University of Connecticut to offer the first Digital Media CT training program this summer at its Stamford campus, and Sacred Heart University opened the Frank and Marisa Martire Business and Communications Center, with state-of-the art production equipment, in March. Fairfield County businesses and universities are working together to ensure students high school aged and older and learning skills to make them hirable.


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