CT colleges focus on new business partnerships

Many Connecticut colleges in 2023 will continue to focus on bouncing back from declining enrollment and financial challenges brought on by the pandemic, which forced universities to significantly expand online and hybrid learning opportunities.

College leaders said they also see a major opportunity amid the state’s ongoing workforce shortage that’s impacting a cross-section of industries. In response, many colleges have plans in the year ahead to form new partnerships with private-sector employers and launch new majors and degrees in in-demand careers.