From installing and servicing mechanical systems for our homes and businesses, to maintaining and powering our electrical systems, skilled trades workers touch many aspects of our lives. The demand for skilled-labor professionals is at an all-time high as baby boomers are transitioning into retirement.

Be part of the solution to the skilled-labor shortage in America, while earning high wages and providing in-demand services to the public!

The apprenticeship training program, run by the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS),  operates a total of seven training programs across the state. Both registered and non-registered apprentices can apply. Non-registered apprentices apply as an extension student.

Click below on a location near you for registration dates and locations, and tuition information.

A.I. Prince Technical High School, Hartford
Bristol Technical Education Center, Bristol
Bullard-Havens Technical High School, Bridgeport
Eli Whitney Technical High School, Hamden
Henry Abbott Technical High School, Danbury
Kaynor Technical High School, Waterbury
Norwich Technical High School, Norwich

Our program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of their selected career. Students taking all coursework required for their license category graduate with:

  • All related instruction hours needed for their trade area
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to get licensed with the CT-Department of Consumer Protection

Non-registered apprentices may apply as an extension student. Extension students may use the earned course credit to future apprenticeship requirements, or they may take the course just to learn new skills or gain information. Students under 18 years of age may apply with parental permission.

Learn more about apprenticeship training at the Connecticut Department of Labor website.

View the CTECS Apprenticeship Fall 2021 Course Catalog

CTECS Apprenticeship Related Instruction program is fully approved by the CT-Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training in the Licensed Occupational Construction trades.

We provide related instruction for all license categories in the following areas.
Click on the trade area to view an information program packet.

CTECS is fully approved to provide related instruction training in all non-licensed, manufacturing related instruction areas. Manufacturing Related Instruction Programs are flexible, both online and instructor-led to offer the best possible approach to interactive learning.

Manufacturing programs are offered at Bristol Technical Education Center only.

CTECS’ Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship curriculum reflects the latest in industry standards and trends. Our new online programming allows apprentices to take any CTECS-offered course without the need for travel, limiting exposure to COVID-19, influenza, and other germs. We offer courses in Barbering, Heating & Cooling, Electrical, Sheet Metal, and Plumbing.

Online classes are offered real-time, providing face-to-face interaction opportunities between students and instructors. Technology tutoring and support is available. Plus, we offer the lowest tuition rates in Connecticut!

If you are a registered apprentice with a valid state apprentice ID card listing your current employer and are taking a state apprentice program class:

    • Tuition: $325 per in-person course; $345 for online course*
    • Non-refundable Registration and Technology Fee: $50

If you are a registered apprentice taking a course outside of your state apprentice program or are not a registered apprentice:

    • Tuition: $350 in-person course; $370 for online course*
    • Non-refundable Registration and Technology Fee: $50

Certified bank checks or money orders are accepted. No personal checks, cash or credit cards will be accepted. Please make certified bank check or money orders payable to: Treasurer, State of Connecticut.

*A $20 Tech Tutor fee applies to online classes. The Tech Tutor provides onboarding for new students and emergency technology support during classes.

Under the Apprentice State Expansion Federal grant awarded to the CTDOL Office of Apprenticeship Training, Registered Apprentices in the Licensed Occupational Construction Trades may have the opportunity to receive some tuition reimbursement for their Related Technical Instruction at CTECS.

There is a Registration process under the Federal grant award with the CTDOL Office of Apprenticeship Training.

For more information please contact: Ross Hart at 860.263.6155 or ross.hart@cttech.org.

CTECS curriculum is fully approved by the State of Connecticut. We work hand-in-hand with the CT Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training, and the CT Department of Consumer Protection Occupational Licensing Department to ensure coursework taken is viable and what is required for both industry needs, as well as licensure.

CTECS offers low tuition cost for students, when compared to other schools, and coursework is available at seven convenient locations across the state.

We utilize only CT-DCP licensed instructors with real world experience in the trade they teach, and our own in-house OSHA instructors.

The mission of the Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System (CTECS)is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners.

The Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System continues to be a leading force in the state providing a unique and rigorous learning environment that focuses on both academic and career technical education and meets the needs of Connecticut’s employers.

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