MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona is visiting Middlesex Community College Friday.

Cardona joined Gov. Ned Lamont, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy, Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Po, students, and professors at the school to discuss new opportunities for workforce development programs available to high school and community college students throughout Connecticut.

Before the discussion, officials took a tour of the new media and ophthalmology centers at Middlesex Community College.

Cardona is the former Connecticut education commissioner and a public school educator in Meriden.