The Manufacturing Education at Bristol Central High School & Bristol Eastern High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning

Thank you to all Bristol Central & Bristol Eastern High School manufacturing education supporters, including key partners:




ReadyCT supports manufacturing education at both Bristol Central High School (BCHS) & Bristol Eastern High School (BEHS) — a combined STEM-focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!

The manufacturing pathway offers work-based learning opportunities supported by CBIA, CONNSTEP, local manufacturers, the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, and the Bristol Technical Advisory Board. Collectively, these organizations serve as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.

Students are able to take classes and earn college credit offered in the manufacturing pathway. Additionally, learning is offered in collaboration with Tunxis Community College and the University of New Haven, with classes including: 

  • Tools & Materials
  • Intro to Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer-Aided Design & Solid Modeling 
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Manufacturing Processing

Also, students receive year-round instruction in work readiness that helps them develop employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills). The curriculum offers practical instruction in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, financial literacy, and business writing. 

The pathway experience will prepare students for work-based learning opportunities during high school, for careers, for college, and for their long-term success!


Video: Dr. Jaime Rechenberg, Bristol Public Schools, Award for Pathway Excellence in Manufacturing at the 10.22.22 CBIA Manufacturing Summit


Bristol students are stellar. Be sure to check back to hear from these students as the school year progresses.

If you are interested in learning more about manufacturing education in Bristol Public Schools, including offering internships or related work-based learning (WBL) opportunities, contact