Inside Hartford Public Schools high schools, a growing number of students are getting exposure to career opportunities in Connecticut thanks to CBIA affiliate ReadyCT and its corporate partners. Local businesses and ReadyCT have been involved with programming in the Hartford Public Schools for several years, and the programs are exploding now as more and more companies invest.

By connecting the classroom to the business world, students can learn in dynamic ways that position them for success. On the industry side, this helps to develop a Connecticut-grown workforce deep in skill, talent and diversity.

Pathways across the district for the 2022-2023 school year include:

NAF Academies at HPS

NAF’s educational design is focused on making connections between the classroom and the workplace by integrating career-focused curricula and projects into the traditional high school experience, coupled with opportunities for real-world application.  Through a series of coursework, together with a progressive continuum of activities designed to build awareness, enable exploration, and finally prepare students for future studies and career paths.  NAF students gain the skill and knowledge needed to make informed choices and be successful in their future careers.

Pathways Academy of Technology & Design, Academy of Information Technology earned the 2021 earn Katherine Blasik Distinguished level – NAF’s highest level of achievement.