About Our Programs

At the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System we always have new and exciting educational experiences happening at each school. Talented academic and technical teachers collaborate to develop applied and integrated lessons. This unique and rigorous curriculum prepares our graduates for immediate employment, entry into apprenticeship programs or admission into a two- or four-year college.

All ninth-grade students participate in the technical programs through the Exploratory Program. This exploratory experience provides the framework for their education in grades 10 – 12. Students take academic courses and career and technical education courses in rotating cycles.

Each student graduates with a high school diploma and a certificate in their Career Technical Education area. Graduates are both career and college ready. Meaning that a high school graduate has the ELA and Mathematics knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in:

  • Entry-level, credit-bearing courses without the need for remedial course work; and
  • Post-secondary job training and/or education necessary for his/her chosen career pathway.

Work-Based Learning

We offer Work-Based Learning (WBL) at all of our schools as a way for students to gain real-world experience, work in teams, solve problems and meet employer expectations. Learn More About Work-Based Learning.

College Career Pathways

Students have the opportunity, in their high school classes or on the college campus, to earn college credit leading to a post-secondary certificate, associate’s and/or baccalaureate degree.