Connecticut has 18 regional technical high schools and two aviation mechanics programs in the statewide system including Vinal Tech in Middletown. How should the state fund them and to what extent, and what should the enrollment structure look like?
Your chance to weigh in on these questions, and on technical high schools in general, will take place tonight when the Connecticut Technical High School System Task Force holds a public hearing. The meeting will take place from 5-8 p.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The first hour will be reserved for elected officials, who are asked to limit their remarks to five minutes. The rest of the hearing will be reserved for members of the public, who are asked to limit their remarks to three minutes.
Legislation passed during the 2011 session created the task force to study the finance, management and enrollment structure of the regional vocational-technical school system. The schools offer core academic subjects and a variety of vocational training courses, including construction trades, manufacturing, barbering and hairdressing, architectural design, computers, automotive repair, culinary arts and others.
For more information about the schools and the courses they offer, go to the Connecticut Technical High School System website.