HCC Celebrates First Semester of Werth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Werth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Housatonic Community College (HCC) competed its first semester after its launch this past year. It is the only entrepreneurship center of its kind at a Connecticut community college.
Peter Werth, pictured 2nd on left, invested $1 million to launch this resource at HCC with the goal of bringing exceptional resources to this region so that students can start and grow their own businesses as a way to gain financial security. Peter is joined by HCC students, staff and faculty in this photo.
About the Housatonic Community College Foundation
Founded in 1990 by a team of business and arts leaders from the greater Bridgeport community, the Housatonic Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that solicits, secures and manages contributions from the private sector through individuals, corporations and foundations for the benefit of HCC. The HCC Foundation distributes resources in the form of full and partial scholarships to students with proven academic performance and demonstrated financial need.
About Housatonic Community College Serving southern Connecticut for over 50 years, Housatonic Community College (HCC) offers a student-centered, high quality and accessible education through over 75 associate degree programs to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The college also offers occupational associate degrees and certificate programs, and the non-credit division partners with local business and industry to offer workforce training and customized professional development. HCC is distinguished as an Achieving the Dream Leader Institution and is ranked by the Aspen Institute among the nation’s top 150 community colleges.