State bond money has been approved for improvements at Henry Abbot Technical High School in Danbury. Nearly $243,000 will be used for the construction of a six-bay garage and the installation of a panic button. Transportation is one of the seven career clusters offered by the school, with instruction in automotive repair and collision repair and refinishing.
State Representative David Arconti says the new garage will be an asset to the school, instructors and students as young people are trained for skilled, good paying jobs.
Representative Bob Godfrey says technical high schools play an important role in preparing students for skilled careers in high demand industries. He added that expanding the facilities at Henry Abbott will allow the school to provide high quality instruction to more students.
Abbott Tech serves over 600 students from 18 different towns.