ABOUT H.C. WILCOX TECH

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H.C. Wilcox Technical High School proudly continues to be a fixture in the Meriden community. Our students learn high-demand technical skills, take college-prep classes and develop career and employability skills. We offer state-of-the-art facilities where students can choose from 13 career technologies.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

STRATEGIC PLAN

Working for Students and Connecticut’s Future, our 3-year strategic operating plan, sets the CTECS in pursuit of our bold vision: to be the best technical education and career system in the United States.

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Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemWednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 5:01pm

Featured in the latest edition of Cool STUFF Made in CT, CTECS Precision Machining Department Heads Steve Orloski from Emmett O’Brien and David Tuttle from Platt discuss how their students technology-focused lives make the introduction to manufacturing’s innovative technology that much smoother.

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemTuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 6:01pm

Sirois Tool has partnered with educators and the Connecticut Department of Labor to train skilled toolmakers and help fill the workforce pipeline, and notes Vinal Technical High School graduate Ray S. as one of their greatest success stories.

Ray was hired in...

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemWednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 8:16pm

"Nothing comes close to actually being on a job site actually installing, seeing it on a day-to-day basis": the pandemic isn't slowing down #WorkBasedLearning opportunities for the students of Connecticut Technical Education and Career System's Goodwin Tech. #todaysskillstomorrowscareers

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Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemTuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 6:00pm

Vinal Technical High School's new Veterinary Science two-day Exploratory Program was a hit!

During the first day, taught by CTECS' Brent McCartney and Murphy the Black Lab, students got to learn about canine body language, how to approach dogs safely, and handling/restraining...

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemWednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 6:00pm

Happy Manufacturing Month! In CPTV’s new series A Path Forward, they describe what careers are in demand now and how our generation’s young adults can train for them.

In this episode, Platt Tech graduate Cheyenne Saunders discusses her drive to learn when...

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
CPTV's A Path Forward: Cheyenne
Connecticut Public Television's new series A Path Forward, describes what careers are in demand now, and how can young adults train for them. This episode fe...
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Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemTuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 6:00pm

Platt Tech Sustainable Architecture Senior Rene James won the first annual National Art Competition, sponsored by MadLab in Norwalk! The competition featured 30 emerging and established artists from around the country.

“Art and creativity have been my passions from a very young...

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Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemThursday, October 8th, 2020 at 5:11pm

Vinal Technical High School's Criminal Justice and Protective Services (CJPS) students will earn their FAA Remote Pilot license this year, which will qualify them to operate a drone. Vinal's CJPS drone is meant for training students for search and rescue. The program hopes to help...

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemMonday, October 5th, 2020 at 7:00pm

Seeking a Precision Machining Department Head to teach the next generation of CT’s manufacturing workforce! Apply today.

For more information, visit ➡️ cttech.org/careers

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemFriday, October 2nd, 2020 at 3:48pm

Watch now: Episode 2 of CTECS' Alumni Success Stories series. Tony Rizzo Jr., CEO of Rizzo Corporation, talks about his experience at Henry Abbott Technical High School.

"Coming from a tech school gives you a core set of values. It's a smaller...

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Alumni Success Stories, Ep. 2: Tony Rizzo, Electrical
Graduates of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System are empowered to enter the global workforce; pursue apprenticeships; or pursue post-second...
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Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemMonday, September 28th, 2020 at 6:02pm

Adrian Solis, a social studies teacher at Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury talks about his enthusiasm for teaching Hispanic heritage in schools.

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemThursday, September 24th, 2020 at 4:22pm

Thanks Middlesex Community College for the donated WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News anchor desk! Cool to see Grasso Tech's digital media students practicing their trade with a real world, professional setup. #CTE

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
Connecticut Technical Education and Career SystemTuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 6:01pm

In our new Alumni Stories series, hear from some of our CTECS graduates and learn how a technical high school education contributed to their successes today.

The first episode features EC Goodwin Class of 2014 graduate Keonna Yearwood, who’s working as a...

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Alumni Success Stories, Ep. 1: Keonna Yearwood, Culinary
Graduates of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System are empowered to enter the global workforce; pursue apprenticeships; or pursue post-second...
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 2:03pm
Featured in @StuffMadeIn’s latest edition, CTECS instructors Steve Orloski & David Tuttle discuss how their students technology-focused lives make the introduction to manufacturing’s innovative technology that much smoother.

Read the full article here ➡️ https://t.co/B5454PK0Gg
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 3:02pm
Sirios Tool notes @VinalTechHS grad Ray S. as one of their greatest success stories.

Listen to them discuss apprenticeship programs & advice for young adults interested in manufacturing on the @CBIANews BizCast podcast here ➡️ https://t.co/wlV2wi5tUG
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 3:01pm
. @VinalTechHS's Veterinary Science two-day Exploratory Program was a hit!

Students got to learn about canine body language, handling/restraining, & physical exams.

The program was taught by CTECS Brent McCartney (& Murphy the black lab) & @middlesex_cc's Dr. Chris Gargamelli. https://t.co/vtFctyPukk
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 3:01pm
Happy #MfgMonth! In @CPTVOnline’s series A Path Forward, they describe in demand careers & how young adults can train for them.

In this ep, Platt Tech grad Cheyenne Saunders talks about how far she's come in her career at Stevens Manufacturing Company

https://t.co/8H4hXmTDvI
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 3:01pm
Platt Tech Sustainable Architecture Senior Rene James won the 1st annual National Art Competition, sponsored by MadLab in Norwalk! 🏅 The competition ft 30 emerging & established artists from around the country.

Read her feature in Architype Magazine➡️ https://t.co/Dun4PO2xdq https://t.co/mCLKCKomrT
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Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 2:15pm
. @VinalTechHS Criminal Justice & Protective Services students will earn their FAA Remote Pilot license this year, qualifying them to operate a drone. Students will train for search and rescue w/ the drone with hopes of helping towns assess storm damage & find missing people! https://t.co/sofM8M9tAK CTTechHS photo
Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 4:01pm
Seeking a Precision Machining Department Head to teach the next generation of CT’s manufacturing workforce! Apply today.

For more information, visit ➡️ https://t.co/7HybHCYUOc https://t.co/T2XTY5zpbS
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Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 1:43pm
In our latest episode of Alumni Stories, Abbott Tech alumni Tony Rizzo Jr., CEO of Rizzo Corporation, shares how a technical high school education contributed to his success!

🎥Ep 2: https://t.co/wXsxey89F0

Have an alumni story to share? DM us! #CTECSAlumni #WhereAreTheyNow?🎓
Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 1:28pm
The Digital Media department at @GrassoTech recently received a professional news anchor desk that was donated by the Center for New Media at @middlesex_cc. The desk was originally from @WFSBnews. Cool to see students practice their trade with this set up. #CTE https://t.co/T88rYJqcKc CTTechHS photo
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