The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) will hold a job fair for experienced tradespeople interested in pursuing a career in teaching at a Connecticut technical high school. The fair will take place on Wed., July 24, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School, 298 Oregon Rd., Meriden, CT.
CTECS operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two aviation maintenance programs throughout Connecticut. Locations include Hartford, Bristol, Bridgeport, New Britain, Hamden, Groton, Ansonia, Danielson, Meriden, Danbury, Manchester, Stamford, Norwich, Torrington, Milford, Stratford, Middletown, Waterbury, and Willimantic.
“The goal of the event is to encourage skilled tradespeople to consider a career that contributes towards building the next generation of Connecticut’s workforce,” said Dr. Niki Menounos, CTECS Assistant Superintendent. “There is a large nationwide skills gap, with more positions available than workers to fill them. Technical high schools, and their expert teachers, are part of the solution to this problem.”
Individuals with 8 or more years of experience in the following fields are encouraged to attend:
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, A/V & Communications
- Automotive, Collision Repair & HD Diesel
- Aviation Maintenance
- Bioscience & Environmental Technology
- Culinary & Hospitality
- Hairdressing & Cosmetology
- Health Technology
- Information Technology
- Law, Public Safety, Security
- Manufacturing, Automation & Design
- Marketing & Sales
- Pre-electrical Engineering
This no-cost event is open to the public. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to speak with trade-area experts about making a career change into the teaching field.
Individuals who are unable to attend the job fair can view open positions and apply at www.cttech.org/careers.html.
About the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is the leading force in Career Technical Education (CTE) in the State of Connecticut. CTECS currently operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two aviation maintenance programs. As the largest high school system in Connecticut, CTECS serves approximately 11,000 full-time high school students in 31 occupational careers within 12 career clusters as defined by the National Association of Career Technical Education Consortium. In addition, CTECS serves adult students in a variety of high-demand fields and aviation.
Our curriculum is different from that of a traditional high school system. All CTECS academic and CTE programs are structured to deliver rigorous, relevant and result-driven curricula, which integrate 21st-century employability skills required by business and industry. The district also provides curricular and co-curricular programs to augment learning including college-credited courses, AP courses, interscholastic athletics and SkillsUSA.
Our commitment is unwavering: to equip our students with the skills to succeed, and to provide a talented workforce that is responsive to state and industry needs. Learn more www.cttech.org.