The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is the largest high school system in Connecticut, serving all geographic regions and all demographic and diverse populations. We currently operate 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two aviation maintenance programs located throughout the state.
The system serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students. We offer a comprehensive high school and Career Technical Education in 31 occupational careers. The occupational careers are within 12 career clusters. In addition, the CTECS serves adult education students in aviation and apprenticeships programs.
The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
Engages regional, state, national and international employers and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.
Our Strategic Priorities
1: Culture, Climate and Instruction
Cultivate and sustain safe, effective, collaborative schools for staff and students.
2: Industry Alignment and Collaboration
Collaborate with key regional employers to enhance and expand a coordinated statewide effort to develop curriculum, career pathways and experiential opportunities that cultivate highly-employable, workforce-ready students; respond to industry needs; and prioritize economic development.
3: Access and Opportunities
Partner and strengthen relationships with K-12 school districts and colleges to create clearly articulated career and technical education pathways and opportunities for a broader set of students and adult learners.
Goal 4: Systems of Excellence
Redesign the CTECS operational model to facilitate flexibility, innovation and responsive education, to achieve success as a new independent agency.
Goal 5: Human Capital
Recruit, hire, develop and retain a diverse and high-quality CTECS workforce.