School Information

175 Birch St
Waterbury, CT 06704

Program of Studies

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School Contact

Primary Contact

Michael Harris

Program Overview

Manufacturing Academy

Brief Description
We offer a variety of Manufacturing courses, with the hopes of getting our students into Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Internships and Pre-Apprenticeships.
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered
Manufacturing Production Process, Maintenance, Installation, and Repair, 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:
Industry-recognized credentials

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Credit(s) towards an associate degree, A certificate or certification offered by a third party, NIMS

Program Standards
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, Dual or concurrent enrollment programs

Industry Partnerships

Does program curricula incorporate employability skill standards?
How are employability skill standards incorporated into the program?
The teachers discuss employer expectations to the students frequently throughout the year. Also, we invite people from Industry to come and visit with our students and they discuss the characteristics and qualities they look for in applicants.
Community Partners
Cly-Del Manufacturing, Eyelet Design, Eyelet Crafters, H&T Manufacturing, Platt Brothers, Carby Corporation, The Siemon Company, Ametek-Hayden Kerk, Selectcom, Click Bond and Waterbury Swiss. The facilities have opened their doors to our students for site visits, job shadows and pre-apprenticeship opportunities. We haven't had a pre-apprentice sign with all of these companies but all of them have offered our students site visits and job shadows.
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Cooperative work education, Internships, Pre-apprenticeships, Simulated work environments
The Pre-Apprentice program is done in partnership with a facility and the State DOL. The student is registered by the State and the facility pays the students minimum wage or higher depending on the facility. I believe the program is 8,000 hours.

Student Recruitment and Engagement

How programs are marketed
Printed materials, Guidance activities, PTA/PTO presentations, Other
Program data collection
Some of the data we collect on our students revolves around how many 9th graders choose the Manufacturing Strand yearly, how many students are taking NVCC courses, how many students are enrolling in 2 year and 4 year colleges, how many students are entering the workforce and how many non-traditional participants we are placing in the pre-apprenticeship program.