The Center for Technology, Essex provides comprehensive technical programs for all students, which include career exploration, preparation and technical literacy in a respectful learning environment. All students will be afforded the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to reach their individual goals. The Center for Technology, Essex strives to offer every student who is committed to technical education:
- A progressive vision driven by exemplary performance reflected by its staff, curricula and learning environments
- Qualified and caring instructors capable of developing a student’s academic and technical knowledge and the application of these skills relevant to both employment and continuing education
- Opportunities to participate in leadership activities which will assist students in achieving both a sense of self-worth and community
- Pathways leading to further education, certifications, and viable careers through active partnerships with industry
- A safe, positive, and enriching environment within the classroom, laboratory, and business community which fosters creativity, individual achievement and promotes the students’ abilities to succeed with imagination and discrimination.
Center for Technology, Essex
2 Educational Drive
Essex Junction, VT 05452
School Hours (for students): 8:05 AM – 2:05 PM
Library Hours: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
CTE Quick Facts
2021-22 School Year: 357 students (17 adult ed) from 14 sending schools and home schooled students
Current CTE Programs: Automotive Technology, Building Technology (Residential and Systems) Childhood Education and Human Services, Computer Animation and Web Design, Computer Systems Technology, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Design and Creative Media, Engineering and Architectural Design, Health Professions, Natural Resources (Agriculture and Mechanical), Professional Foods and 5 Sections of PreTech (10th grade exploratory program).
IRC: While in program, students can earn Industry Recognized Credentials like ASE Automotive Certification, ServSafe in Culinary, OSHA10, OSHA30 in Building and Agricultural systems and many other IRLs in other programs.
Career & Work Experiences: Students participate in Cooperative Education. Cooperative education fosters the theory of experiential learning. Cooperative education programs establish and maintain strong collaborations (partnerships, associations) between secondary education and key members of the industry. In Vermont, cooperative education is composed of four work-based learning categories: job shadow, career work experience, cooperative experiences and student apprenticeship.
Every student (400+) at CTE will spend up to 30 hours working in their field as part of a Career Work Experience this year. CWE's take place with partnering businesses in and around our community and are fitted around a student's school schedule.
CTE has 13 full time students currently out on Cooperative experiences. CoOp students spend their senior year working at partnering businesses earning credits and money.
Dual Enrollment allows students earn credits at participating Vermont Colleges. During the '17-'18 school year 170 students participated 38 different courses in addition to their CTE classes.
CTE Sending Schools: Cabot, Hazen Union, People's Academy, Trinity Baptist, U-32, BFA Fairfax, BFA St. Albans, Burlington HS, Champlain Valley Union HS, Colchester HS, Essex HS, Harwood Union HS, Lamoille Union HS, Middlebury HS, Mount Abraham HS, Missisquoi Valley Union HS, Milton HS, Mount Mansfield HS, South Burlington HS, Stowe HS, Vergennes HS, Winooski HS