Leading Force in
Career Technical Education
For over 100 years, preparing the students of today, to be the skilled workforce of tomorrow.
Rigorous, Relevant and Result-Driven
Our customized academic and trade curriculum prepares each student for career and college.
The Competitive Edge
Graduates earn a high school diploma, CTE certificate and multiple stackable credentials giving them the “competitive edge.”
Athletics and activities are a vital part of a well-rounded education, and in our schools, there’s something for everyone.
Through partnerships with local companies, students gain hands-on career development experiences that help them transition from school to work.
“My training has given me a competitive edge in the healthcare field. I’ve earned a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credential while in high school, and the hands-on learning experience has made me comfortable and confident around patients with a variety of health conditions. Plus, my presentation and communication skills improved a lot.”
Mariaestel Grullon, Health Technology graduate
“Norwich Tech instilled in me values of leadership and team work. My experiences in residential and commercial construction, as well as the skills learned in the carpentry shop, have prepared me for engineering studies and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.”
Eddie Cruz, Carpentry graduate, Current West Point Cadet
“I had the opportunity to graduate, work in the manufacturing trade and buy my first home — all by 20 years old. This was all made possible by Connecticut’s technical high schools. Now I have come full circle and have had the opportunity to not only instruct my students, but also place them in high-paying manufacturing careers where they can become successful and financially independent.”
Steven Orloski , Teacher, Precision Machining Technology
“Technical high schools help you decide what you want to do with your life…the trades teach you to be independent, flexible, behave and work hard.”
Featured in the latest edition of Cool STUFF Made in CT, CTECS Precision Machining Department Heads Steve Orloski from Emmett O’Brien and David Tuttle from Platt discuss how their students technology-focused lives make the introduction to manufacturing’s innovative technology that much smoother.
As manufacturers incorporate more elaborate technology into their products, younger workers have a built-in advantage. When the school year starts and Steve Orloski meets his new students, most have no idea what they’re getting into. Orloski is the head of precision machining technology at Emmett...
Sirois Tool has partnered with educators and the Connecticut Department of Labor to train skilled toolmakers and help fill the workforce pipeline, and notes Vinal Technical High School graduate Ray S. as one of their greatest success stories.
"Nothing comes close to actually being on a job site actually installing, seeing it on a day-to-day basis": the pandemic isn't slowing down #WorkBasedLearning opportunities for the students of Connecticut Technical Education and Career System's Goodwin Tech. #todaysskillstomorrowscareers
Platt Tech Sustainable Architecture Senior Rene James won the first annual National Art Competition, sponsored by MadLab in Norwalk! The competition featured 30 emerging and established artists from around the country.
“Art and creativity have been my passions from a very young...
Vinal Technical High School's Criminal Justice and Protective Services (CJPS) students will earn their FAA Remote Pilot license this year, which will qualify them to operate a drone. Vinal's CJPS drone is meant for training students for search and rescue. The program hopes to help...
Thanks Middlesex Community College for the donated WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News anchor desk! Cool to see Grasso Tech's digital media students practicing their trade with a real world, professional setup. #CTE
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Featured in @StuffMadeIn’s latest edition, CTECS instructors Steve Orloski & David Tuttle discuss how their students technology-focused lives make the introduction to manufacturing’s innovative technology that much smoother.
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Platt Tech Sustainable Architecture Senior Rene James won the 1st annual National Art Competition, sponsored by MadLab in Norwalk! 🏅 The competition ft 30 emerging & established artists from around the country.
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. @VinalTechHS Criminal Justice & Protective Services students will earn their FAA Remote Pilot license this year, qualifying them to operate a drone. Students will train for search and rescue w/ the drone with hopes of helping towns assess storm damage & find missing people! https://t.co/sofM8M9tAK