Thank you to all HPHS EGT pathway supporters, including key partners:
ReadyCT is supporting the Hartford Public High School Engineering & Green Technology pathway (HPHS EGT) — a STEM-focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!
Based on the NAF educational design model, this pathway offers themed engineering/green tech instruction informed by an industry advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.
A year-round work-based learning curriculum teaches employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills), how to use Microsoft Office and GSuite, financial literacy, and business writing so that students are well prepared for internships, and beyond.
HPHS EGT students are stellar. See for yourself. Follow this link to meet a few of them!
Many HPHS EGT students pursue summer internships. For information on hosting an intern, follow this link or contact ReadyCT Work-based Learning Coordinator, Brittany Wilborn, at brittany.wilborn@readyCT.org.
Having Diego as an intern was a pleasure. He worked on a project to make our public outreach efforts much more efficient to the benefit of the department and the communities we serve. Diego translated documents that help satisfy federal requirements for providing language assistance, and he has positively contributed to the overall energy of the office with his enthusiasm, motivation, and positive attitude.
Number of Participants: 200, grades 9 through 12
Theme: Engineering & Green Technology (EGT), with required courses including Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Automation & Robotics, and Computer Science Principles
Graduate Outcomes: For the Class of ‘20, 90 EGT students graduated and enrolled in college
Opportunity: For the 2019-20 academic year, 11 EGT students were dual enrolled (high school & college) and working toward industry-recognized credentials
Other: EGT students can participate in FIRST Robotics, an engineering competition where students collaborate during the year to solve a robotics challenge.
A Note About Internships: Paid internship experiences are made possible through the generous support of the Gawlicki Family Foundation. For summer 2020, 67 HPHS students had paid internships, and the Gawlicki Family Foundation has pledged to continue support of paid internships at HPHS through 2023.
Abbigale participated in three summer work-based learning experiences. She is currently in her final semester at Manchester Community College working toward an associate’s degree in engineering science and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Abbi is impressive, pursuing her education while working two part-time jobs.
Samuel aims to study aerospace at MIT. He benefited greatly from interning at United Technologies Corp. (now Raytheon Technologies) in preparation for its merger with Raytheon. Samuel ultimately intends to pursue a career with Raytheon.
Joaneshly ended her work-based learning experience with a presentation to her team that earned rave reviews. She is now studying nursing at UConn; her current GPA is 3.7, and she expects to graduate with the Class of ’24.
Kevin aims to study engineering at UCONN. He was designated a team leader during his second summer internship.
We remain grateful to Hartford Public High School for their partnership with this effort. We offer continued thanks to Raytheon Technologies and the Gawlicki Family Foundation who provide the resources necessary to make this inspired learning pathway a true opportunity for hundreds of public school students in Hartford.