JM Wright Technical High School, part of the state’s CTECS technical high school system, is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wright Tech is accepting applications for students entering Grades 9 and 10 in fall 2019.
— This announcement from JM Wright Technical School and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System previously was published by GreenwichFreePress.com.
Wright Tech offers students from eight towns in Grades 9 to 12 a full-day high school program that focuses on core academics while preparing graduates for immediate employment, entry into apprenticeship programs or admission into a two- or four-year college.
The open house event will provide prospective students with information about academics and the 10 trade areas offered by the technical school:
• Culinary Arts
• Digital Media
• Facilities Management
• Health Technology
• Information Systems Technology
* Plumbing and Heating
There are several opportunities to earn college credit while attending the technical school through partnerships with Norwalk Community College, UConn, University of Northwestern Ohio and more. Currently, Wright Tech has four adjunct UConn professors on its teaching staff.
The school is located at 120 Bridge St., Stamford.
Unique to the technical high school experience are the real projects and hands-on career development experience students get through partnerships with local companies.
More About JM Wright Technical High School
According to the JM Wright website “About” page:
- In order to succeed in today’s job market, students need a solid foundation of academic and technical skills. J.M. Wright is an innovative high school with a technology-rich environment that prepares students for jobs of the future. The dual curriculum allows students to pursue academic college-bound courses, while also getting real-world experience.
- College and employer expectations are constantly changing. J.M. Wright stays up to date on the latest industry standards and evolves our programs to meet those needs. With the newest technology and industry professionals, we help our students succeed in whichever path they choose.
About the CT Technical Education & Career System
The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is a statewide system of 17 public, diploma-granting technical high schools serving 10,200 high school students, two aviation maintenance technician schools and a technical education center.
The Connecticut Technical High Schools provide students with a comprehensive academic and advanced trade/technologies curriculum.