After School Model in Conneticut's Technical High School System
AFter school Career Pathways in Partnership with the connecticut Technical High School System
Following the traditional school day, New Haven students travel to Eli Whitney Technical High School to take advantage of the resources available within Connecticut’s Technical High School System. Career Pathways offers students the opportunity to obtain over 100 hours of classroom per semester and hands-on training in fields such as plumbing, carpentry, culinary arts, masonry and manufacturing. Complementing the technology courses, certifications in OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, and Serv-Safe are offered. Emphasis is placed on social and emotional learning, workplace culture and team-building skills.
Reduction in Absenteeism
The Average number of days absent decreased from 31.21 to 17.12.
Positive Change in Grades
- Average English Grade increase 1.22 points.
- In 2015-2016, over half of the participants improved their reading grades and nearly half improved their math grades.
- On average, over half of the participants improved their school attendance.
- Only 20.8% of the participants had disciplinary incidents in 2015-2016; only two had incidents in 2016-2017.
- 72% of the participants in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 received an OSHA 10 credential; 15.5% received a ServSafe credential.
- Of the 103 participants in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, 49.5% were employed at follow-up, 36.9% were still in school; 9.7% were enrolled in post-secondary, and only 4 were not working or in school.
- 96.5% strongly or moderately agreed that they felt safe while participating the Career Pathways Technology Collaborative.
- 96.5% either strongly or moderately agreed that their Career Pathways experience will help them obtain future employment.
- 96.6% either strongly or moderately agreed that their Career Pathways experience will help them succeed in vocational training or college.