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Helping students go to college and on to fulfilling careers!

Founded in 1986, CAREER BEGINNINGS connects Hartford-area high schools, businesses, volunteers/mentors and parents in a coordinated effort to increase the percentage of teenagers who graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and fulfill career goals.

Register for Career Beginnings Parent Consent Form HCHE/CB Scholarship Book

Career Beginnings supports students (11th and 12th grades) at the following schools:

A.I. Prince Technical High SchoolBloomfield High School
Bulkeley High SchoolEast Hartford High School
Academy of Engineering and Green TechnologyNursing Academy
Law and Government AcademyHigh School, Inc
Manchester High SchoolThe Culinary Arts Academy
The Journalism and Media Academy

The program has four principle components:


Career Beginnings’ counselors provide one-on-one, in-school support, in all participating high schools. Students meet regularly with counselors, when their progress in goal-setting is discussed; their academic situation(s) assessed and addressed and plans for the future developed.

• SAT fee waivers
• College Application fee waivers
• College visits and tours 
HCHE/CB Scholarship Book



The Career Beginnings program for high school students