Student 5.0 for High School Seniors

There’s a future out there. What will yours be?

Class of ’24 high school grads are thinking about their futures. And, there’s a lot to be thinking about.

What will happen next?

  • Straight to career? What career?
  • What learning and skills are needed?
  • Is college necessary? 2-year program? 4-year?
  • Apprenticeship?
  • Military?
  • Something else?

If you (or someone you know) would like help figuring this out, Student 5.0 is a no-cost program that can help.

Student 5.0 program participants decide and plan for what comes next based on what they want to do — their skills, their interests, and their aspirations. Student 5.0 program participants aren’t told what their futures will be. They design them!

Class of '24 Students: GET STARTED HERE

Who is eligible for Student 5.0?

Student 5.0 is now enrolling Class of ’24 seniors attending public high school in the Greater Hartford/East Hartford and New Britain/Bristol, Middletown, and Manchester.

Special Note: Once the plan is created, program participants continue to receive coaching and support from Student 5.0 to offer guidance where needed and better ensure that the plan is successfully executed!

The Student 5.0 team consists largely of career launch coordinators who have shared experiences and backgrounds with the students they support. They successfully broke through barriers to access resources that support their goals — and they’ll help you do that, too.

Student 5.0 is a career launch program that can help you with:

  • career research
  • college/training program enrollment
  • financial aid forms
  • job interview readiness
  • resume writing
  • personal budgeting
  • and more, including an opportunity to earn up to $100 in gift cards


Students and Employer Remarks on the Impact of Student 5.0 (10/13/23)

WFSB Channel 3 Report on Student 5.0 (5/19/23)

School Leadership Weighs in on the value of Student 5.0(5/9/23)

For Employers

Your talent acquisition strategy should include STUDENT 5.0

Diversify & Elevate Your Workforce with STUDENT 5.0


This project is being supported by federal award number SLFRP0128 awarded to the State of Connecticut by The Department of the Treasury.