Ella T. Grasso Technical High School, part of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, is offering a limited number of seats to grade 11 and 12 students to participate in a accelerated career training program.

The Career Academy operates in partnership with local high schools. Students attend their sending school for academics in the morning, and then are bussed to The Career Academy for afternoon Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.

The Career Academy program will graduate students with three (3) CTE credits towards a high school diploma and industry-recognized credentials in one of two in-demand trade areas: Digital Media, Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology (MDET).

The Career Academy program gives students a jump-start on their career by preparing them with technical and employability skills aligned with entry-level industry positions.

  • Industry Recognized Certifications

  • Up to 3 High School Credits

  • Creative, Hands-on Activity

  • Convenient Schedule

  • Transportation and Lunch Provided

Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology

Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology

View the Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology (MDET) program flyer for information of certifications, and pathways to college and career!

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Digital Media

Digital Media

View the Digital Media program flyer for information of certifications, and pathways to college and career!

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Applications can be picked up in the Groton school counseling offices or will be shared with families via email. Please complete the application in its entirety, have your parent/guardian sign, and return the application to your school counselor. Your counselor will complete the rest and submit it to the Career Academy. Applicants will be contacted by Ella T. Grasso Technical High School once accepted to the program.

For application questions or for more information, please contact your school counselor.

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