The Insurance & Finance Pathway at Weaver High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning

Thank you to all Weaver High School Insurance & Finance Pathway supporters, including key partners:


ReadyCT is supporting the Weaver High School Insurance & Finance Pathway — a focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!

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Students Discuss the Weaver High School

Insurance & Finance Pathway Experience


Based on the NAF educational design model, this pathway offers themed insurance and finance (I&F) instruction informed by an industry advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.

Pathway students engage in year-round work-based learning that teaches employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills), how to use Microsoft Office and Google Suite, financial literacy, and business writing so that students are well prepared for internships, and beyond.

Weaver High School I&F Pathway students are stellar. See for yourself. Follow this link to meet a few of them! 

If you are interested in learning more about the I&F Pathway, the students, or offering internships or related work-based learning opportunities, contact Program Manager Syreeta Rawlings at  

Employers Deliver Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews of

Weaver High School I&F Pathway Interns

“Weaver interns complete work in a quick and timely manner, they show attention to detail, and they exhibit an ability to learn and apply new skills. These students are positive about their co-workers and have an eagerness to learn from staff and other interns, remaining open to new ways of doing things.”

— John Griffin, Program Director

Pathways Entrepreneurial Labs (PELabs)

FAST FACTS From the Weaver High School I&F Pathway

Number of Participants: 200+, grades 9 through 12.

Theme: Insurance & Finance, with required courses and concentrations in business management, finance, entrepreneurship, insurance, and business marketing/communications.

Graduate Outcomes: For the Class of ‘20, 30 I&F Pathway students graduated and enrolled in college.

Opportunity: For the 2020-21 academic year, 51 I&F Pathway students were dual enrolled (high school & college) and working toward industry-recognized credentials.

Other: I&F Pathway students can participate in the Be Entrepreneurial challenge and other local/national work-based learning activities directly connected to the I&F industry.

A Note About Internships: Paid internship experiences are made possible through the generous support of Travelers, KPMG, UnitedHealthcare, The Hartford, and Cognizant, and these same partners have pledged to continue support of paid internships at WHS through 2021. For summer 2020, 10 Weaver High School I&F Pathway students had paid internships.



Remarks from Program Participants

Jesus Ortiz, Class of ’21

Weaver High School

Jesus completed three work-based learning/internship experiences.

“With finance, you have to think differently, and that thinking has made me look at things differently and helped me to learn in other areas.”

Takera Bailey, Class of ’21

Weaver High School

Takera Bailey completed four work-based learning/internship experiences.

“As a freshman I expected traditional classes. I never expected to learn about calculating interest rates and banking, and now here I am with a passion to pursue finance in college.”

Partnership Acknowledgement

We remain grateful to Weaver High School for their partnership with this effort. We also thank the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of Travelers, for providing the resources necessary to make this inspired learning pathway a true opportunity for hundreds of public school students in Hartford.