Under federal antidiscrimination laws, the CTECS, as a recipient of federal funds, must include a statement of nondiscrimination in all publications, handbooks, announcements, bulletins, and application forms that it makes available to employees, students, parents, applicants, sources of referral of applicants, and all unions and professional organizations. The CTECS statement must include an equal access statement (see below). This must be done in order to ensure compliance with federal requirements. The CTECS’s approved statement reads as follows:
The CTECS is committed to a policy of affirmative action/equal opportunity for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The CTECS does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of age, ancestry, color, civil air patrol status, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status or workplace hazards to reproductive systems, unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in any of the aforementioned protected classes.
Inquiries regarding the Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: