Our Manufacturing Program Pathway includes coursework in Technical Mathematics, CAD and design, an introduction to Manufacturing and an introduction to CNC machining.
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered
Manufacturing Production Process
Academic Design and Delivery
Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), A certificate of completion of a pre-apprenticeship
Stakeholders participating in program review
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
How are employability skill standards incorporated into the program?
Problem-solving and critical thinking are used in many courses, but our PreEngineering and Manufacturing Course (Intro to Manufacturing), specifically addresses employability skills.
Yes - We have worked together with Workforce Alliance to write grants which will be used for training and curriculum writing this summer(2021). We have also partnered with AARP to connect with retired manufacturers who work with our teachers and students. We have many local business partners that support our pre-apprenticeship programs as well.
Our district collaborates with the Wallingford Economic Development Commission, Wallingford Center Inc, and the HUBcap Wallingford business incubator. At HUBcap, for the past year and a half we have run community employment pipelines. Our third sessions will take place this month.
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Pre-apprenticeships, Simulated work environments
Students who complete our PreEngineering and Advanced Manufacturing course are eligible for a Connecticut Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate. This credits them 80 hours towards an apprenticeship and makes them eligible to work under the age of 18 in an approved pre-apprenticeship program.
Related to manufacturing we have TSA. This is an area we need to work to develop further.
Student Recruitment and Engagement
Printed materials, Guidance activities
Program data collection