Engineering & Green Technology PathwayBrief Description
The NAF-certified Engineering and Green Technology pathway is designed for students who plan to continue their education beyond high school with a special focus on pre-engineering, engineering technologies, and green technologies. All students are expected to complete a rigorous academic curriculum integrated with workplace-based learning opportunities, job shadowing, and internships. The Academy will reflect the high educational outcomes of the State of Connecticut.
The school partners with Goodwin University's Early College Advanced Manufacturing Program (dual enrollment opportunity for 12th graders) and trains students on Intro to Mfg; Principles in Mfg Math; CNC; CAD; Lean Mfg, and Metrology & Calibration
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered
Academic Design and Delivery
Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
A certificate or certification offered by a third party, Haas Certification, OSHA-10
Stakeholders participating in program review
Education: This may include a high school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary degree or completion of postsecondary level CTE coursework.
Work Experience: This may include completion of a specified number of hours or years of work or apprenticeship experience in the occupational area.
Teacher or CTE Training: This may include completion of professional learning or training required for teachers generally, professional learning or training in the CTE field or in a specific occupational area, mentorship experience, or other pedagogical training.
Opportunities to earn credit articulating to the next level of education
Early college high school programs, Dual or concurrent enrollment programs
How are employability skill standards incorporated into the program?
The NAF College and Career Readiness Skills are incorporated in each of the engineering classes as well as in the Work-Based Learning Year-Round Training Program facilitated by READYCT staff for all Engineering & Green Tech Pathway students. The standards include: collaboration & teamwork; communication, creativity & innovation; critical thinking & problem solving; info management; initiative & self-direction; professionalism & ethics, and quantitative reasoning.
Yes - Business and industry partners have engaged in the following way: serving on the Industry Advisory Board, hosting an intern(s), taking part in our speaker series, offering virtual tours, serving as tutors and mentors, and volunteering in mock and informational interviews.
ReadyCT provides two (full-time) support staff to engage with the staff and students involved in the pathway. The staff provide direct support to the EGT Student Ambassador as well as all students taking part in pre-apprenticeship training and those who are dual enrolled in post-secondary institutions. The ReadyCT team also facilitates year-round work readiness training and works to engage students in after school, weekend, and summer (paid/unpaid) internships.
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Supervised entrepreneurial experience, Internships, Pre-apprenticeships
The pre-apprenticeship opportunities include: participation in the CT High School Pre-Apprenticeship Program. This is an 11-14 week program that helps expose students to the local unions (i.e., laborers, operators, welders, carpenters, and electrical). Student complete the program with OSHA-10 and Flagger certification as well as First Aid/CPR.
Student Recruitment and Engagement
Program data collection
The program collects data on progress towards NAFTrack certification, stackable credentials, GPA, attendance, behavior, and program participation.