Connecticut Technical High School System

100 Years of Excellence in Technical Education

February, 2010

CTHSS Superintendent Selected
Patricia A. Ciccone has been approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education to be Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS). Ciccone had been interim Superintendent since June, 2009.

Previously she had served as Assistant Superintendent and as Consultant for Professional Development for the CTHSS. Ciccone also was Principal of Windham Technical High School in Willimantic and Assistant Principal at Ellis Technical High School in Danielson.

Everyone in the Connecticut Technical High School System congratulates her on being selected. See More Details.

Auto Tech Programs Receive National Certification

The Automotive Technology programs of the Connecticut Technical High School System are currently going through the process of receiving NATEF/ASE Certification. As of January, 2010, the Auto Tech programs at Eli Whitney Tech (Hamden), Platt Tech (Milford), Ellis Tech (Danielson), Windham Tech (Willimantic) and Norwich Tech (Norwich) have earned this certification.

Abbott Tech (Danbury) will receive its certification in February, 2010 and plans are for Goodwin Tech (New Britain), Vinal Tech (Middletown) and Kaynor Tech (Waterbury) to go through the certification process next school year. See More Details.

Guess Who’s Turning 100?

The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) is turning 100 years old this year!  The CTHSS will be organizing a number of activities during the year to commemorate this milestone. To get started, we have put together a CTHSS History Challenge so you can see how much you know about our school system.
Go to  the CTHSS History Challenge Web page.

We would like your participation in our Centennial Celebration. Please send any ideas, facts, articles, trivia, historical information, old pictures, etc. that you may have to  If you need to mail documents to us, please send them by InterOffice Mail to the attention of Julie Gottlieb in Central Office.

Annual State SkillsUSA Competition Coming Up
The 33rd Connecticut SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010. Headquarters for the Conference will be at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown, Connecticut. Award Ceremonies will take place the same evening at New Britain High School in New Britain, Connecticut.
See More Information on the CT SkillsUSA Website.


Tech Schools Preparing for Conference Winter Sports Championships

Many of our schools will be competing this month and next month in the Constitution State Conference (CSC) Championships. Come out and support our student athletes.
Wrestling - Classical Magnet (Hartford) - Saturday, February 13 at 9:00 AM
Girls’ Basketball - St. Joseph’s College - Thursday, February 25 Time TBA
Riflery - Quaker Hills Range (Waterford) - Friday, February 26 at 1:00 PM
Boys’ Basketball - New Haven Athletic Center - Thursday, March 4 at 6:30 PM
See More Information on the CSC Website.


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