Careers and Technology

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"CTE programs are helping to connect students with the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields — where so many good jobs are waiting."

Arne Duncan – Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Why is this program important?

Students learn skills that will help them excel and flourish in a modern global economy. Career Technical Education (CTE) makes education come alive by making real world connection for today’s students. CTE offers high quality courses that teach academic and technical skills in preparation for competitive global economies. Instruction incorporates cutting edge equipment, technology and materials to support our students. Instruction is flexible, differentiated and personalized to meet diverse student learning styles, needs and interests. Creating positive classroom experiences are always at the center of everything we do. Students in our program have opportunities to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school.

Program Goals:

Students who participate in the CTC program will:

  • Participate in innovative and engaging learning experiences incorporating career exploration, workplace readiness skills and critical life skills.
  • Evaluate personal interests, aptitudes, education, experiences and opportunities to promote informed career choices.
  • Think critically and apply disciplined problem-solving, decision-making strategies to enhance quality of life.

Curriculum/Classes:

  • Introduction to Business or Management & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance (Accounting, Sports, or Personal)
  • Sports Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • UCONN Macroeconomics
  • Foundations of College Success
  • Microsoft Office
  • Introduction to Culinary (Principles of Baking or Advanced Culinary)
  • Production Graphics
  • Video Production 1 & 2
  • Video News Production
  • Architecture
  • Aerospace Engineering (Career Pathways Engineering)
  • Robotics
  • Construction & Carpentry

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Technology Student Association (TSA), School Bank Career Opportunities:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Architecture
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Video Production


"EO’s CTE offerings allowed me to graduate with a ton of college credits!"

- Sam H., UCONN Class of 2020, Bachelor of Science in Business

 

"My CTE courses helped make the transition to college so much smoother."

- Joseph Lemieux, Providence College Class of 2020, Marketing Major

Contact:

Brendan Walsh, Director
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-2:30 pm
860.487.0877 ext. 4520
bwalsh@eosmith.org

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