Work-Based Learning

~/assets/uploads/schools/ellis/images/Programs/WorkBasedLearning_Ellis.jpgWe offer Work-based Learning (WBL) at Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School as a way for students to gain real-world experience, work in teams, solve problems and meet employer expectations.

It takes place during the school day and students not only receive credit toward their career technology, but also get paid. Through partnerships with local companies, students gain hands-on career development experiences that will help them through the transition from school to work.

Please visit our district's Work-Based Learning page to learn more about our WBL program offerings and policies.

Cole Blair Electrical Senior,  powering a shopping plaza temporarily next to Mystic Seaport by using portable 300 kv generator and running 1000' of 4/0 cable. Cole is enrolled in the WBL Program and employed by Electrons Unlimited LLC of Moosup, CT.


~/assets/uploads/schools/ellis/images/WBL/20161019_111940.jpg Adam Vear, Electrical Grade 12, employed by Chaput Electric, Woodstock through the Work Based Learning Program, is installing a new electrical panel.


~/assets/uploads/schools/ellis/images/WBL/20161019_130729.jpgBrett Ravenelle, Electrical Grade 12  installing rough electric on a new addition. He is employed by Tewksbury Electric, Dayville, through the Work Based Learning Program


~/assets/uploads/schools/ellis/images/WBL/20161129_130518.jpgJoseph Saccoccio, junior Precision Manufacturing student, is employed at Formex Inc., through the Work Based Learning program.




Mason LaFleur, a junior Electronics Technology student is enrolled in the Work Based Learning Program at UCONN. He is troubleshooting a chilled water line temperature alert which he discovered while running a check of the system. Once he located the source of the problem, Mason installed a new temperature sensor.




~/assets/uploads/schools/ellis/images/WBL/20170223_120239.jpgZachary Reid, a senior enrolled in the Carpentry Program is employed by Valente Construction through the Work Based Learning program. Zach is ripping plywood using a track saw on order to prepare the side of a house for installation of siding.

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Caleb Deslauriers, a senior Heating and Plumbing shop student, enrolled in the Work Based Learning Program, is employed at Hometown Heating. Caleb is replacing a gasket to a boiler to restore hot water to a residence.

For More WBL Experiences &  Pics, Select Below

Cole Blair (Electrical Senior) temporarily powering a shopping plaza next to Mystic Seaport  

Junior Plumbing student, Brandon Cady with mentor, Rian Savage, in front of UCONN’s Waste Water Management Facility’s 

Senior Electrical student, Ben Brouillard is installing new circuits and outlets

Senior Precision Machining student Nick Neborsky, currently working at Spirol International

Senior Precision Machining student Chris Viens operating a milling center 

Brandon Cady, is a plumbing junior enrolled in the Work Based Learning Program at UCONN

Shane Sorel, a senior carpentry student, is pictured working on exterior siding and trim on a customer's home in Rhode Island. Shane is employed through the Work Based Learning Program by Valente Construction

Gavin Hunter, an 11th grade Electrical student, is employed at Superior Bakery through the WBL program.

Evan Benoit, a senior automotive student, is employed at Putnam Ford through the Work Based Learning Program.

Ryan Sweet, Electrical junior registers as a pre-apprentice electrician with Tewksbury Electric.

WBL student attends professional development with colleagues to learn about pump maintenance.

Ryan Hart Precision, Machining Class of 2017.

Dylan Para, a Precision Manufacturing junior is employed as a machinist at Whitcraft Corporation in Eastford. 

Zachary Andersen, an Electrical junior, is employed at Whitcraft through the WBL program.

Savannah Mendez, senior electrical student, is employed at Loos & Co. through the Work Based Learning Program. 

Mark Cataldo, Project Manager, Killingly Operations and Daniel Blancato, senior plumbing student.