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.

New Haven Bridgeport


Career Pathways Technology Collaborative Grant Approved

New Haven Career Pathways program receives a $125,000 state grant that will keep the doors open for our sixth year running!

“At Tuesday night’s bimonthly full Board of Alders meeting in the Aldermanic Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, the alders voted unanimously in support of a resolution authorizing the city to accept the $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Department of Education.

That grant will fund the current semester of the Career Pathways after-school program at the Eli Whitney Technical High School on Whitney Avenue just over the New Haven border in Hamden.”

- New Haven Independent

Read the New Haven Independent article