Academy of Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology (MET)Brief Description
The Academy of Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology (MET) prepares students for career opportunities in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace. In addition, Juniper Networks has agreed upon a program of study, linked to NAF assessments, that will qualify students for its professional training program and earn a Juniper certificate. This Academy also answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered
Manufacturing Production Process, Manufacturing Production, Quality Assurance
Engineering, Design & Development, Information, Support & Service, Programming & Software Development
Academic Design and Delivery
Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Tooling U, A certificate or certification offered by a third party, A certificate of completion of a pre-apprenticeship. Full Implementation of the academy began 2019 then the pandemic. However the goal is still students obtaining certifications for Pre-Apprenticeship hours, Haas Certification, PLTW, virtual job shadow. Tooling U and OSHA.
Stakeholders participating in program review
Education: This may include a high school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary degree or completion of postsecondary level CTE coursework.
Assessments: This may include the successful completion of testing in CTE subject matter, content area expertise, or other relevant knowledge.
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
Articulation agreements, Early college high school programs, Dual or concurrent enrollment programs
Yes - Develop, review and/or revise annual catalogue of course offerings, Align potential course offerings with core graduation and industry requirements, Integrate MET courses within core classes grades 9-12 and build grades 6-8 pipeline through class subject offerings, Review coordination and scheduling plan for upcoming marking periods, Conduct monthly meetings to review and evaluate data related to curriculum and instruction to determine effectiveness.
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Cooperative work education, Internships, Pre-apprenticeships
CSDNB is part of the ACI project. The Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative (ACI) is designed to provide pre-apprenticeship and industry recognized credential-based training over the next four years in the sectors of manufacturing, healthcare, and construction. This agreement between Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) and Consolidated School District of New Britain (Provider) is for the program year ending June 30, 2021. CWP has established employer partnerships in each sector: Advanced Manufacturing EmployerPartnership (AMEP), Metro Hartford Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (MACH), and the Jobs Funnel Construction and Transportation Partnership (Jobs Funnel). The Provider’s program will target the Advanced Manufacturing sector, and Provider agrees to participate and collaborate with the related employer partnership as facilitated by CWP.
FBLA, DECA, FCCLA
Student Recruitment and Engagement
Printed materials, Guidance activities
Program data collection
Attendance, skill attainment, culminating projects, completion of work based learning activities.