Henry Abbott Technical High School Apprenticeship Program is a formal training program fully approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training. Apprentice and extension courses are offered in the evening.

We provide related instruction for all license categories in the following areas:

  • Electrical

  • Barbering (not available for Fall 2021)

  • Heating/Cooling

  • Plumbing

  • Sheet Metal

Our program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of their selected career. They learn on the job while working under the supervision of an experienced journey-person and will be registered with an approved sponsor.

Students taking all coursework required for their license category graduate the program with all related instruction hours needed for their trade area and knowledge and skills necessary to get licensed with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

Learn more about apprenticeship training at the Connecticut Department of Labor website.

Registration for Fall 2023-2024 classes: Please check back for the end-of-August registration dates. We will be starting registration on the 28th this year.

View the Spring 2022-2023 Apprentice and Extension Course Offerings

Transcript Request (PDF)

Part-time Apprentice-Extension Student Information Sheet

Part-Time Adult Education Registration Form (PDF)
Upon completion of the registration form, please email the form to Andrew Ipkovich at andrew.ipkovich@cttech.org.

If you are a registered apprentice with a valid state apprentice ID card listing your current employer and are taking a state apprentice program class:

  • Tuition: $325 per in-person course; $345 per online course
  • Non-refundable Registration and Technology Fee: $50

If you are a registered apprentice taking a course outside of your state apprentice program or are not a registered apprentice:

  • Tuition: $350 in-person course; $370 per online course
  • Non-refundable Registration and Technology Fee: $50

Certified bank checks or money orders are accepted. No personal checks, cash or credit cards will be accepted. Please make certified bank check or money orders payable to: Treasurer, State of Connecticut.

Under the Apprentice State Expansion Federal grant awarded to the CTDOL Office of Apprenticeship Training, Registered Apprentices in the Licensed Occupational Construction Trades may have the opportunity to receive some tuition reimbursement for their Related Technical Instruction at CTECS.

There is a Registration process under the Federal grant award with the CTDOL Office of Apprenticeship Training.

For more information please contact: Nicholas Blardo at 860.263.6634 or nicholas.blardo@ct.gov 

CTECS curriculum is fully approved by the State of Connecticut. We work hand-in-hand with the CT Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training, and the CT Department of Consumer Protection Occupational Licensing Department to ensure coursework taken is viable and what is required for both industry needs, as well as licensure.

CTECS offers low tuition cost for students, when compared to other schools, and coursework is available at six convenient locations across the state. Learn more about our other locations and course offerings.

We utilize only CT-DCP licensed instructors with real world experience in the trade they teach, and our own in-house OSHA instructors

The mission of the Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System (CTECS) is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners.

The Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System continues to be a leading force in the state providing a unique and rigorous learning environment that focuses on both academic and career technical education and meets the needs of Connecticut’s employers.