West Conn students could again be used for some work in the Danbury Health and Human Services Department. The City Council has signed off on a Student Educational Training Affiliation Agreement.
The resolution is a renewal of an agreement with West Conn to have students work on the various services of the Department, as part of their instruction and education program. Health Director Lisa Morrissey says if the students were paid employees, the average value is just over $60,000 a year.
The students put in 450 hours over the course of a semester. Students come to the City for the fall, spring and summer sessions.
Morrissey says this provides a training and educational experience outside the classroom for a variety of disciplines. The students are typically in degree programs like nursing, health administration, business and communications.