Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) Schools

Preparing students in grades 9-12 to be career and college ready

CTECS Students

can earn their high school diploma, college credit, career credential and income – all at the same time.

CTECS Graduates

are ready for immediate employment, apprenticeship programs, and admission to college.

What's Your Career Pathway?

  • Carpentry

  • Electrical

  • Automotive Technology

  • Hairdressing & Cosmetology

  • Culinary Arts

  • Mechanical Design


    Our mission is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners.


    Our vision is to be the best technical education and career system in the United States.

    Success Stories...

    Marinés Aroyyo

    “Prince Tech helps you decide what you want to do with your life…the trades teach you to be independent, flexible, behave and work hard.”

    Bioscience & Environmental Technology graduate

    James Cratty

    “I’ve learned fundamental IT knowledge such as Microsoft Office suite, an understanding of PC hardware, and the ability to diagnose computer problems, that I’ll be able to apply in my internship. Wilcox Tech has also taught me communication and time-management skills.”

    Information Technology Student, class of 2020
    IT Intern at The Hartford

    Cicily Telesco

    “The [hairdressing] industry is very competitive. You have to understand how to run a business—how to promote and market yourself. People are paying top dollar not just for a great haircut, but for an experience. Abbott Tech’s salon taught me the skills I need – business-management, time-management, and customer service.”

    Hairdressing and Cosmetology graduate

    Mariaestel Grullon

    “My training has given me a competitive edge in the healthcare field. I’ve earned a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credential while in high school, and the hands-on learning experience has made me comfortable and confident around patients with a variety of health conditions. Plus, my presentation and communication skills improved a lot.”

    Health Tech graduate

    Eddie Cruz

    “Norwich Tech instilled in me values of leadership and team work. My experiences in residential and commercial construction, as well as the skills learned in the carpentry shop, have prepared me for engineering studies and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.”

    Carpentry graduate
    Current West Point Cadet

    Schools & Locations

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    for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    To learn more, visit the CTECS main website:

    39 Woodland Street
    Hartford, CT 06105

    Ph: 860-807-2200
    Fax: 860-807-2196



    CTECS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. CTECS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law in any employment practice or educational program or activity, including admissions and vocational opportunities. The persons designated to coordinate compliance with this policy are: Levy Gillespie, State Department of Education,

    450 Columbus Ave, Hartford CT 06103, 860-807-2071 or Christine Spak, CTECS, 39 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105, 860-807-2212.

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