State technical high school in Stamford to reopen

Website for J.M. Wright Technical High School, Aug. 2014.
Website for J.M. Wright Technical High School, Aug. 2014.

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is reopening one of its state technical high schools.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was scheduled to appear Wednesday for the first day of school at J.M. Wright Technical High School. The state suspended operations at the school in 2009 due to state budget problems, low enrollment and subpar facilities.

Wright Tech has since been completely overhauled. It will welcome 145 incoming freshman students.

Southwestern Connecticut companies, including Starwood Hotels and Pepperidge Farms, have contributed equipment and helped with the curriculum.

School officials said J.M. Wright will be the first high school in the nation to offer a facilities management program. Other technical areas include automotive, carpentry, culinary arts, digital media, electrical, health technologies, information systems technology, plumbing and heating. There is also a tourism and guest services program.

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