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Connecticut's Technical Education and Career System

Jan 27, 2021 - less than 1 minute

Originally published on July 24, 2019, this policy briefing has been updated with new enrollment and student demographic data, as well as other updated information.

This policy briefing focuses on the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), formerly known as the Connecticut Technical High School System, and discusses its objectives, history, administration, and sources of funding.

The CTECS is Connecticut’s oldest system of public schools of choice and is the largest public high school system in the state — educating 10,995 students during the 2019-20 school year. The CTECS operates 17 diploma-granting high schools, divided into four regions, and offers 31 career technology education programs that are sorted into 12 career clusters.


School and State Finance Project. (2021). Connecticut's Technical Education and Career System. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from


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