Our organization was founded to advance policies that close the achievement gap: the difference is academic performance between low-income students and their non-low-income peers. Our earliest charge included implementation of policies in a public education report commissioned by Gov. M. Jodi Rell.
Today, ReadyCT continues that work with an eye toward the role business and industry can play in connecting learning to career. All policy efforts are complemented by the programs, events, and professional development offerings we design and deliver.
Note: In 2020, the pandemic offered little opportunity to work with legislators; however, ReadyCT Executive Director Shannon Marimón was tapped to co-lead the Education + Training Committee of the Governor’s Workforce Council. Her influence is evident in the Council’s Strategic Plan published October 2020, particularly in Section 2.
ReadyCT remains involved in this administrative effort of Gov. Ned Lamont and looks forward to the 2021 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.
To learn more about the upcoming 2021 legislative session, follow this link.