College and Career Readiness

Exploring Trades and Apprenticeships Event

Resources for Students

Leadership Greater Hartford - Speaking of Leadership Series

Students can participate independently; teachers may also choose to use this material to supplement their curricula.  

Unit 1: Excellence in Leadership

From Tik-Tok to CEOs: Leadership Skills 101

August 3 – August 7


Unit 2: The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Confidence, Presence, and Energy

August 10 – August 14

For more information or to register, please click here:

If you are not familiar with Leadership Greater Hartford or would like to learn more about who we are, please visit our webpage here.  We are committed to enhancing the skill sets of the next generation of leaders and have provided leadership training for city and suburban youth since 1988.  During social distancing, we remain steadfast to our mission to provide aspiring leaders opportunities to acquire the skills and insights they will need to succeed in school and in life.

Any student can sign up to participate at no charge; the only requirement is to have a valid email address.

How does it work? All five lessons from Unit 1 are available during August 3-7 upon registration. For Unit 2, each day at 8am a pre-recorded lesson will be available to view and will remain active for the remainder of the week. Students can watch these at a time of their choosing but they will only remain live during the week of August 10-14. We strongly encourage the lessons in this unit to be seen in the order they are uploaded. At the conclusion of each lesson, students will receive a link to an online document that will help them harvest their learning and will invite deeper reflection of the lessons.

Summer Youth Programs, Virtual Training and Speaking Series at CCSU

Summer Youth ProgramsVirtual Tech It Out 2020 (Click for details)

Our summer youth program Tech It Out will be offering virtual programs:  July 6 – August 7

Scholars For Life! Virtual Complimentary Speaking Series (Click for details)

Check out our next talk:  The History of Coffee – July 8th @ 10:00 am


Human Resources Programs (Click for details)

Diversity, Inclusion & Human Resources  - 6/24

SHRM Certification Prep Course online - 9/21 – 12/07

Essentials of Human Resources – 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Human Resources Professional Certificate  - Fall 2020


Business & Essential Skills Programs (Click for details)

Diversity & Inclusion Essentials Web-Based Certificate Program – 9/11 – 10/3

Implicit Bias Training Online option July, 2020

Certified Associate (CAPM) - Online option available soon

PMP Certification - Online option available soon

DiSC WorkstylesSeptember, 2020 Online option available

Emotional Intelligence – Online option available soon


Technology & Workforce Development Programs (Click for details) 

50% funding available to approved manufacturers*


Root Cause/Corrective Action 6/22, 23, 24, 25

Project Management 7/20, 21, 22, 23

21st Century Leadership 7/28, 29, 30, 8/4, 5, 6

Blueprint Reading 8/11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

ISO 9001:2015/AS9100 Rev D Internal Auditor online dates coming soon


*50% funding available for Technology & Workforce Development classes.  If you are a CT manufacturing company with less than 2,000 employees, not using other funding, you may qualify for 50% funding by the CT DOL Complete the attached DOL form and email to [email protected] for approval before registering.  Registrants must be regular, full-time employees.

Coast to Coast Goes Viral

Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite you and your students to learn about our institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered.


Sunday, May 31, 2020 3 p.m. Eastern Time Webinar link sent upon registration.


Monday, June 1, 2020 5 p.m. Eastern Time Webinar link sent upon registration.

An RSVP is required.

UCONN Update for CREC Students

UCONN is moving to Test-Optional status, beginning with students entering for the 2021-2022 school year (CREC's current juniors).  They will continue to pilot and study the effects of test-optional admission for the next two admission cycles following 2021-2022.

What this means for students is that UCONN will take a more holistic approach in its admission process.  While students have the option to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), they will not be REQUIRED to do so.  The school will not use the tests as an admission requirement, and students will receive no penalty for choosing to withhold their test scores.This offers our students the opportunity to showcase their unique talents, and to bring forth their individual passion. 

The rigor of courses taken as well as student achievement in those courses will be examined even more closely by admissions' counselors. A student's willingness and persistence to do well in classes, will be even more important now!

There are several private colleges in our state who employ test-optional practices. With UCONN as our state's flagship university, it will be interesting to see whether other state schools will follow this trend.

**Eastern Connecticut State University is already test-optional. 
*Western Connecticut State University is test-optional with conditions

Please seek out your school counselor if you have questions. To learn more, please visit the UCONN application instructions page.

Collegewise: Updates and Resources for Students and Parents

New York Times Article: Barak Obama to Celebrate Graduating Seniors in at Least 3 Events

'"Even if we can't get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020,' the former president said announcing his commencement schedule."

Virtual College Fair for Connecticut Students: May 20

On May 20, you can attend an online college fair to help you connect with six Coalition for College schools -- without needing to leave your house.

Tune in to two panel discussions:

  • “Navigating the College Search in a Virtual World”
  • “The Facts About College Affordability”

And drop into virtual rooms where admissions officers from Yale, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Texas, and Wesleyan University will share information about their schools and answer your questions.

Learn more and register for this free event, recommended for students in grades 9-11:

The event is hosted by the Coalition for College and features schools that meet the organization's affordability and student success criteria, making them smart college choices.

CT students at college fair

CREC College Knowledge Night Presentations

Thank you to everyone who participated in AAE’s Annual College Knowledge Night virtually! We know that many of you want to rewatch parts of the presentation or were unable to join us for each. Below you will find the links and passwords to each presentation so that you can watch at your convenience.

Junior College Planning-

Password: 5Q*!2=%&

Tim Sullivan’s Guide to Highly Selective Colleges -

Password: 4I.zTjhl

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s School Counselor with any questions you might have!

Best Wishes,

AAE School Counselors

Terry Gregoire - 6th/7th grade

[email protected]

Jennifer Skitromo - 8th/9th grade

[email protected]

Ashley Caceres - 10th - 12th grade; A - L

[email protected]

Tiffany Weaver - 10th - 12th grade; M - Z

[email protected]


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