The Academy of Business and Finance at New Britain High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning


Thank you to all New Britain High School Academy of Business and Finance  supporters, including key partner:

 

A note of appreciation to the following organizations for their interest and/or past participation in the work-based learning experiences at New Britain High School.

Hospital of Central Connecticut

Hospital for Special Care

ReadyCT is supporting the New Britain High School Academy of Business and Finance (NBHS AOBF) — a focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!

 

NBHS AOBF STUDENT VOICE

 

Based on the NAF educational design model, NBHS offers three pathways in the Academy of Business and Finance: marketing, management/finance, and culinary arts. The academy offers themed instruction informed by an advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.

As part of the Academy of Business and Finance, students will receive ongoing instruction in work readiness in an effort to help them develop employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills). The curriculum also offers students the opportunity to develop their professional and personal brand while preparing them for mock interviews, informational interviews, and industry-specific employment opportunities.

The academy experience not only prepares students for work-based learning opportunities during high school, but strives to assist students in developing a well-informed postsecondary academic/career plan!

 

Video: NBHS students share their experiences with ReadyCT’s iPASS, the internship Prep After School Series

 

NBHS students are superstars! Be sure to check back to hear from these students as the school year progresses.

If you are interested in learning more about the NBHS AOBF including offering internships or related work-based learning (WBL) opportunities, contact samantha.gorley@readyct.org and david.kitzman@readyct.org.

 


FAST FACTS From the NBHS Academy of Business and Finance

Number of Participants for the Inaugural Year: 100+, grades 9 through 12

  • Credit in the business, finance, and culinary arts pathways is awarded upon completion of two AOBF courses
  • Currently, three articulated classes are offered through Tunxis Community College
  • NBHS ’22 included 27 students from the Academy of Business and Finance

Theme: business, with concentrations in marketing, management/finance, and culinary arts

Opportunity: AOBF students have access to personal banking workshops and can earn industry-recognized credentials that include Human Resources Agency of New Britain and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance training (HRA/VITA) and ProStart, which is a two-year, industry-backed culinary arts and restaurant management program for high school students. 

Other: ReadyCT’s work-based learning coordinator, whose office is in the building, facilitates an eight-week work-readiness course designed to prepare students for an internship placement; participation in iPASS is available to all NBHS academy students.

A Note About Work-Based Learning Opportunities: ReadyCT is committed to supporting all career readiness programming at NBHS, with a focus on the two academies themed on business and health services. 

STUDENT VOICE

Ariana Mohamed, Class of ’24

New Britain High School

Ariana completed her first G.R.I.T. internship in the summer of ’22. Currently, she is an intern at the New Britain Herald.

“The skills I learned at the G.R.I.T. internship and iPASS program have prepared me to act and communicate professionally in my current internship.”

Partnership Acknowledgement

We remain grateful to the Consolidated School District of New Britain for their partnership with this effort.