CTECS’ Career Academy is a unique collaboration between the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System and public schools in Connecticut. A limited number of seats are available for eligible grade 10 through 12 students to train in several in-demand career fields, including manufacturing; facilities carpentry; culinary; HVAC; and automotive collision and repair.
The program graduates students with career certificates and industry-recognized credentials, providing them a jump-start on their career by preparing them with technical and employability skills aligned with entry-level industry positions. Additionally, students who complete the program graduate with career and technical education (CTE) credits towards a high school diploma.
Grade 10 through 12 students from Connecticut high schools can participate in the program, which operates after-school or during the school day, depending on the location. Students who attend the day program go to their sending school for academics in the morning, and then are bussed to the Career Academy for afternoon CTE classes.