School Information

47 Robert Holcomb Way
Plainville, CT 06062

Program of Studies

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School Contact

Primary Contact

David Gaignard
CTE Department Head

Program Overview

Technology and Engineering Education

Brief Description
Our manufacturing program is embedded in our various courses offered in our CTE department at both the middle and high school levels. We have incorporated basic to advanced skills in our technical course offerings, as well as included soft skill competencies in entrepreneurship. We have partnered with Middlesex and Goodwin University to offer college credit awarded to students who meet the requirements.
Grade Level Sequence
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Manufacturing Production

Academic Design and Delivery

Are prerequisite courses required to enter the program?
Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
Industry-recognized credentials

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), Credit(s) towards an associate degree

Program Standards
Stakeholders participating in program review

Certification: This may include possession of an industry-recognized license or certification.

Opportunities to earn credit articulating to the next level of education
Articulation agreements, Early college high school programs, Dual or concurrent enrollment programs

Industry Partnerships

Does program curricula incorporate employability skill standards?
How are employability skill standards incorporated into the program?
We incorporate the soft skills in most if not all lessons. Students work on individualized and group assignments/projects, which naturally lends itself to vocational and workplace skills that are transferable directly to the workplace.
Program/business partnerships
Yes - We have been involved in countless business partnerships over the years. Most businesses are located in Plainville or nearby. We created a school/career program with a coordinator who runs it.
Community Partners
We have partnered with the Plainville Police Department, Food Pantry, Housing Authority and various town agencies.
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Cooperative work education, Supervised entrepreneurial experience, Internships, Simulated work environments
DECA, FBLA and TSA at the Middle School

Student Recruitment and Engagement

How programs are marketed
Printed materials, Guidance activities
Program data collection
We look at student interest inventories and career interest inventories early on in the process. We are able to create individualized plans using that information and adjust the path to success during the students high school career. SSP's can be a great tool to document this process as time goes on. We also look at total number data, i.e.. success rate, courses offered, course enrollment, industry shifts/curricular adjustments.