Strategic Priority 3: Invest in Willimantic

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Priority and Metrics

  • Secure a more permanent facility in Willimantic.
  • Identify complete programs that can be offered at the Willimantic site including aligned credit and non-credit offerings to high wage/high demand programs to position economic development in Willimantic.
  • Create an Entrepreneurship Center to serve as an incubator for small businesses.
  • Invest in and appropriately staff academic and student support services and infrastructure that meet the needs of our Willimantic population.
  1. A permanent location is secured for our Willimantic site and a facilities plan is created to identify needed repairs and renovation for ongoing and expanded programming.
  2. An analysis is conducted to identify needed programming at the Willimantic campus in alignment to the regional labor market, culminating with a report that outlines next steps and future new programs to be offered in the space.
  3. A space is identified in the permanent Willimantic location to house the Entrepreneurship Center.
  4. The college establishes a partnership with the Eastern Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and the Connecticut Small Business Association (SBA) to support the Entrepreneurship Center.
  5. Staffing plan and schedule are developed for the Willimantic site, reviewed each semester, and adjusts based on enrollment and course offerings.
  6. Student facing services and hours are communicated to the public via the website and other social media means.