Principal's Message

Welcome to Bristol Technical Education Center.

The faculty, staff, and students are excited to welcome you to Bristol Technical Education Center!

We are a proud member of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS). Together we strive to become the best career technical education system in America.  In doing so, we maintain strong partnerships with business and industry to ensure that our career and technical programs remain current and responsive to the needs of the workforce.

Bristol T.E.C. is a small and supportive learning community that services students in grades eleven, twelve, and adult post graduates. Our students represent over 35 different towns. Our high school students complete their academic coursework at their sending school. While receiving a career and technical education at Bristol T.E.C., they can continue to participate in their sending schools’ athletic and extra-curricular programs. This experience culminates with students earning a high school diploma from their sending school, in addition to a CTE certificate.

Our unique educational model affords opportunities to students interested in pursuing meaningful careers in the areas of Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, Precision Machine Technology, Culinary Arts, Heating/Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and Welding and Metal Fabrication. In addition, we offer a variety of part-time apprenticeships and extension courses for adult learners in the evenings.

Our career and technical programs are fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council on Occupational Education.  Our instructors are highly knowledgeable in their field and fully committed to ensuring that our students learn important theoretical knowledge, skills, and work habits necessary to achieve success in a dynamic 21st century work environment.

            We are also very proud of our successful Work-Based Learning (WBL) program and high student participation rate. WBL affords qualified students the opportunity to enhance their learning with actual job site experiences during the school day, while earning some extra money. In addition to WBL, our students gain experience from on-site production opportunities. For example, did you know that you can stop by for lunch at our student-operated Bistro Restaurant, while waiting for students in our Automotive Technology program to fix your car…?

            Family and community engagement is very important to us. We welcome new partnerships that enhance learning experiences for our students. To that end, we invite you to contact us to learn more about our programs of study and tour our facility.

In Partnership,

Luz Manson, Administrator