Applications Open for Technical High School Programs
Applications for admissions are now open for grade nine and 10 students looking to pursue a trade education starting in the fall of 2024.
This represents an exciting opportunity for young individuals across Connecticut to embark on a path that can transform their lives and shape the future of our workforce.
Critical to achieving the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System‘s vision of becoming the primary pipeline for the state’s skilled labor workforce is admitting students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a trade education.
CTECS offers 31 different trade programs across its 17 high schools.
Connecticut’s businesses and industries are constantly evolving, and they require a skilled workforce to remain competitive.
By ensuring that admitted students have a genuine interest in trade education, we are laying the foundation for a workforce that is aligned with the demands of the job market.
Additionally, like many other states, Connecticut faces a significant skills gap in various industries.
Admitting students with a true interest in trade education is a strategic step towards addressing this gap.
By preparing students for careers in the trades, we are ensuring a steady supply of skilled workers that Connecticut employers desperately need.
Perhaps the most notable outcome of admitting students who are genuinely interested in these fields is that they are more likely to excel in their studies, leading to better long-term success and careers they are passionate about.
CTECS encourages all interested individuals to apply and embark on a journey that will not only lead to personal fulfillment but also contribute to Connecticut’s economic prosperity.
Together, we are building a stronger and more skilled workforce.
About the author: Dr. Ellen Solek is the executive director of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
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