Derek Slap


Derek Slap



May 20, 2022

Farmington Legislators Announce State Funding to Expand Tunxis Advanced Manufacturing Program

Today, the Farmington delegation of lawmakers including State Senator Derek Slap (D-West Hartford), State Senator Rick Lopes (D-New Britain), State Representative Mike Demicco (D-Farmington) and State Representative Tammy Exum (D-West Hartford) announced that $750,000 in funding is allocated in the May 26 State Bond Commission agenda to support the expansion of the advanced manufacturing program at Tunxis Community College. The funding is expected to be approved during the Commission’s May 26 meeting.

This investment by the state will allow for phase III of the advanced manufacturing program at the school to move forward, including the expansion of a building at 21 Spring Lane, bolstering local resources for advanced manufacturing education and training as the industry continues to grow. The planned renovations will expand manufacturing classrooms and lab space, create training opportunities for advanced manufacturing and allow room for future program growth.

“Tunxis Community College provides important educational opportunities to thousands of students every year, and this investment means they will have even more opportunities to succeed,” said Sen. Slap. “It’s especially important as advanced manufacturing represents a significant part of Connecticut’s economy and expanded educational opportunities will provide a stronger workforce in years to come. I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support.”