The Engineering & Green Technology Pathway at Hartford Public High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning

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.

HPHS EGT students are stellar. See for yourself. Follow this link to meet a few of them! 

If you are interested in learning more about the EGT Pathway, the students, or work-based learning opportunities, contact christopher.venable@readyct.org.

Learn More About Providing an Engineering & Green Technology Intership

Employers Deliver Overwhelmingly Positive Intern Review

“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.”
Tiffany R. Garcia, Associate Title VI Coordinator at the CT Department of Transportation

Fast Facts from the HPHS EGT Pathway

  • 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 ‘23, 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 2022, over 25 HPHS students had paid internships, and the Gawlicki Family Foundation has pledged to continue supporting paid internships at HPHS through 2023.

Student Voices

Gianna Somwaru, Class of ’24

Hartford Public High School

Gianna completed an internship with MarkerspaceCT in the summer of ’21. She also completed an internship with Pratt & Whitney in the summer of ’22.

“In my past internships, I learned how to use computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D modeling & printing software. I also learned skills that will help me in my future career like teamwork, communication, time management, and problem solving.”

Jonathan Rosado, ’23

Hartford Public High School

Overall, Jonathan has completed two internships with Pratt & Whitney. And he is now in his second year in the Early College Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (ECAMP) at Goodwin University.

“Because of my internship experience with Pratt & Whitney, I now want to pursue a career in Environmental and Safety.”

Xavier Rivera, ’23

Hartford Public High School

Xavier completed an internship with MarkerspaceCT.

“At my MakerspaceCT internship, I learned how to use computer-aided design (CAD) software, welding, carpentry, and many other large manufacturing machines. And these skills will be very helpful me in my career pursue as an Electrician or Carpenter.”

Jessicah Amponsah, Class of ’23

East Hartford High School

Jessicah completed her first FRYA program in the summer of ’22.

“This experience made me want to study to become a crime scene investigator or a forensic science technician.”

Partnership Acknowledgement

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.