Big I Connecticut cheers the signature of legislation aimed at promoting workforce development in the state's insurance industry. The public act, signed by Governor Lamont yesterday, directs the state university system and Board of Regents to each conduct a study on the adequacy of current educational offerings at meeting the state's insurance workforce needs and recommend new or modified programs of study to prepare students for job opportunities in the industry.
“On behalf of independent insurance agents across the state, we thank Governor Lamont for signing legislation to help ensure public education programs meet the needs of the insurance industry. Our industry is vibrant, rewarding, and an important part of the state's economy, drawing from people of all backgrounds and experiences," said Michael Rivers, Chair of the Board for Big I CT. “We believe this legislation will help equip the next generation of talent to be leaders in our industry. We thank Governor Lamont and the leadership of the Higher Education Committee as well as Senator Kelly for passing this legislation."
The findings of the studies are due by January 1, 2022.