A Skilled Workforce Starts Here.

For over 100 years, CTECS has been the leading force in Career Technical Education (CTE) in the State of Connecticut. CTECS operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two airframe mechanics and aircraft maintenance programs. The school system provides a direct employment pipeline for high school students and adult learners.

The system serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students. We offer a 31 career technical education programs. Graduates earn a Connecticut high school diploma, CTE certificate in their field of study, and multiple stackable credentials giving them the “competitive edge.” These credentials include but are not limited to state occupational licensure, national technical skill competency certifications, and industry-recognized credentialing.

In addition, CTECS serves over 3,000 adult education students in aviation and apprenticeships programs.

Strategic Operating Plan 2022-2025