Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship

Program Description

The Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship program began its roots with the CTHSS in 2005. Since it began at Norwich Technical High School we have expanded to Eli Whitney Technical High School in 2011. Marketing is a part of every industry and is an integral part of growing and building businesses. Our curriculum covers a multitude of skills and provides students with a vast number of career opportunities.

Marketing professionals gather data to help a company market its products or services. Gathering data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits. They collect data and information using a variety of methods, such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, and literature reviews.

As a part of the school based enterprise our students are exposed to every aspect of running a business. From ordering, inventory, loss prevention, promotion and sales. Customer service is a key element as the students interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about the school based enterprises products and services.

Changes to this industry are all electronic based. The wave of online shopping, advertising and promotions are an ever changing environment.  

To learn more about our program offerings, please view our Program of Studies.


Program Standards

  • Print advertising in various marketing industries
  • Promotion
  • Business Communication
  • Retail Sales Transactions
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Advertising
  • Business Communications
  • Marketing Applications/technology
  • Purchasing
  • Loss Prevention
  • Sales Transactions
  • Customer Service
  • Selling
  • Promotion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Planning
  • Market Planning
  • Market Research
  • Product Planning
  • Management Function
  • Management Function
  • Pricing Function
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Record Keeping


Industry Certifications

  • SBE DECA Operations certification
  • Workforce Ready, Customer Service
  • NFR Sales Certification
  • NRF Retail Management
  • Microsoft Office Specialist


Career Pathways

  • Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Marketing managers
  • Sales managers
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
  • Retail Sales Workers
  • Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons
  • Sales Representatives, Services
  • Demonstrators and Product Promoters
  • Sales and Related Workers
  • Procurement Clerks
  • Customer Service Representatives


Program Locations in CT

 

CTHSS is relocating to 39 Woodland Street, Hartford

CTHSS is relocating to 39 Woodland Street, Hartford
Beginning, Friday, July 7, 2017 the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) will start relocating their Middletown office to 39 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105. The move will spread out over the next three business days with staff members arriving on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. We will have limited email and telephone communication during this transition. Despite the new street address, all CTHSS phone numbers will remain the same. The postal services will forward any mail sent to the old Middletown address. Visitors to the new building can park on site. Visitors must sign in at the security guard’s desk with photo identification.  Learn more

Free Summer Meals!

Free Summer Meals!
What are "Summer Meals?" The federal Summer Meals Programs provide nutritious meals to kids and teens at no cost to them at hundreds of locations throughout Connecticut during the summer months when school meals are unavailable.  Learn more

Wolcott Sophomore Receives UConn Writing Award

Wolcott Sophomore Receives UConn Writing Award
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School's Sophomore Christina Thompson was selected as a finalist for UCONN's Connecticut Writing Project. Her original fiction piece entitled "Dream Life" received an honorable mention award and a listing in the Connecticut Student Writers Magazine (CSW).  Learn more

Bullard Havens One-Read Committee Pays It Forward

Bullard Havens One-Read Committee Pays It Forward
The One-Read committee, which consists of students from grades 9-12 as well as Social Studies and English teachers, at Bullard-Havens promoted kindness, unity, and acceptance school-wide after reading the book I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Student and teacher committee members read the book, participated in a filmed book discussion, and came up with ways to promote the book and its themes that would include the entire school.  Learn more

Mrs. Alecia Walkuski and Vinal students named to Renaissance National Honor Roll

Mrs. Alecia Walkuski and Vinal students named to Renaissance National Honor Roll
Mrs. Alecia Walkuski, English and Language Arts Lab Teacher at Vinal Technical High School, earned this distinction by guiding effective implementation of Renaissance Accelerated Reader®. Accelerated Reader engages K–12 students in independent reading practice at the unique levels K–12 students need in order for them to grow—from foundational skills to grade-level standards.  Learn more

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program
On May 11, 2017, a dinner and awards program will be held at Abbott Tech to recognize the Class of 2017 Electrical Seniors. Last year's event featured a guest speaker and program on "Indoor and Outdoor L.E.D. Lighting Products and Applications from RAB Lighting."  Learn more

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!
Ellis Tech Wrestling Team wins state championship- first in school's history!  Learn more

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships
Steven Torres, a 10th grader at Grasso, recently won first place in the National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships in Kansas. He now begins boxing his way toward the Junior Olympic Team. We are very proud of him. Not only is he a great boxer, he is a great kid!  Learn more

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition
Prince Tech Engineering students took third place in their first showing in the Real World Design Challenge.  Learn more

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition
Daria Stifel became the first female to win gold in the SkillsUSA Electrical Engineering competition!  Learn more

Community open houses hosted across the state

Community open houses hosted across the state
Links to photo galleries and news stories about our recent community open houses held across the state!  Learn more

Student Workforce

 Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more