Connecticut Technical High School System Selects SolidWorks to Prepare Students for STEM Workforce

Connecticut Technology Teachers Select SolidWorks 

Connecticut is the Constitution State and the STEM state.  The state of Connecticut has adopted high standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects taught in its schools.  The Connecticut Technical High School System(CTHSS) chose the SolidWorks Education Edition to support a state-wide Computer-Added Design and Drafting (CADD) curriculum.

CTHSS mission is to prepare graduates for engineering programs in college and the workforce.  The CTHSS works closely with the state’s trade and technology advisory committees.  These committees recommended SolidWorks as the primary software solution used by mechanical designers and engineering in industry. 

SolidWorks software allows educators to teach the necessary STEM and CADD skills while being creative and innovative with their students.

With the help of our SolidWorks Education Reseller, Technical Education Solutions, teachers in 16 school districts work towards becoming Certified SolidWorks Associates (CSWA), allowing them to deliver the CSWA exam, the industry-standard, engineering graphics competency exam, to their students. 

The CSWA exam is available in 11 languages and is used by engineering and technology educators – worldwide. 

For more information on CTHSS, click here.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard