Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program. To learn more about Connecticut Technical High School System's Automotive Technology course breakdown by grade, please visit our district website.
Luncheon Held to Honor Auto Instructor
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Award Luncheon was held at Bullard-Havens on December 18, 2017. Automotive Department Head, Roxanne Amiot was honored with a much deserved celebration sponsored by Harbor Freight and BHT, for winning 2nd place for the 2017 Harbor Freight Tools for School Prize for Teaching Excellence. Harbor Freight sought to recognize teaching excellence in skilled trades instructors that enabled their students to learn deeply and be career ready. We are very proud of Mrs. Amiot and her accomplishments.
Female Auto Shop Teacher Finalist for Tool Prize
Graduate Honored for Union Mentoring Program
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Recent automotive graduate from the Class of 2017, Rafael Rodriquez, was honored at the 2017 Teamsters/Sikorsky Career Pathways Union Mentoring Program for his successful participation.
Rafael was selected to intern for the past 2 summers at Sikorsky under mentors Mike Brown and Dave Kristy. The program, in its 16th year, provides opportunities for local tech high school juniors to work and build employability and technical skills.
Dennis DJ Yaremich and Joe Grabinski coordinate the program with our schools.
Rafael represented Bullard-Havens and the automotive technology department very well over the past 2 summers and plans to apply for a full time position there. Great job Rafael!
Program Coordinator, DJ Yaremich, Rafael and Dr. Kenneth Hilliard
Instructor Roxanne Amiot and Rafael
Sikorsky Mentors: Dave Kristy and Mike Brown
Automotive Students Attend New York Auto Show
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Automotive students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 went to the 2017 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The students walked around and spoke to dealers and representatives from different companies. The students were also able to view the latest and greatest in auto trends.
Auto Students Interview with Local Businesses
Monday, April 3, 2017
In conjunction with our school’s Career Day, local automotive businesses conducted interviews of Bullard-Havens Automotive students, grades 9-12, for potential job shadowing and work based learning employment.
Automotive students prepared resumes and practiced interviews with the following businesses and representatives:
Porsche of Fairfield James Moreno, Service Manager
Audi of Fairfield Ted Orazietti
Fair Auto Napa of Bridgeport Michael Demattia, Owner
Curtiss-Ryan Honda of Shelton John Hauck, Service Director
Weston Repair Center Don MacIntyre, Owner
D'Addario Auto Group of Shelton Dan Schnaufer, Service Director
Mondial Automotive Anthony Emmi
Harte Nissan Justin Alexander, Manager Josh Russo, Tech
Northeast AAA Jim Brennan
Penfield Automotive Bob Trez
Central Brake and Wheel Marco Urbani
Gateway College Automotive Ed Barlage
Automotive students are now scheduling job shadowing dates in hopes of Work Based Learning employment. Great employers supporting us and great students filling industry’s needs!
Please contact Mrs. Amiot if a business would like to participate in future events.
The Aquarion Water Company fleet garage on Lindley St. in Bridgeport is donating 3 trucks for Bullard-Havens Automotive department for students to perform curriculum task sheets on. This partnership with local business is very important to the auto program and is much appreciated. In the picture is one of the trucks being donated with the auto senior class and Aquarion Fleet supervisor Mark Rosso ( a former BHT Auto graduate - post grad) and John Greenburg. Aquarion is looking into working with our students on future projects.
Roberto Hernandez a Bullard-Havens Automotive Technology 12th grade student is a Work Based Learning (WBL) student working at Paul Miller Nissan in Fairfield. He worked there during the summer and continues to work there 2 days a week out of his shop cycle where he receives experience under a mentor and pay.
This business education partnership is a great benefit for students who meet requirements and must interview for the position and local businesses looking to build their future skilled workforce. The partnerships are critical to the student's success and the growth of our states skilled trade base.
Roberto is shown here with his Service Manager, Earl Mastri, who is very happy with this placement.
Other WBL placements so far this year are with Hansen's Auto Body of Stratford and Sikorsky of Stratford with more to come.
In October, three of Sikorsky and Union Local 1150 mentors gave a presentation to Bullard-Havens 10th grade students regarding The Teamsters / Sikorsky Career Pathways Union Mentoring Program- a partnership with Bullard-Havens THS and the CTHSS system for the past fifteen years. DJ Yaremich discussed possible internship opportunities available the summer of their junior year. They discussed the opportunities select students will have as part of this 8 week internship such as discipline, work ethic, skills development and, most of all, union values, all in a real work environment. Students were given an overview as to how to apply in their junior year.
Pictured: Dave Lucas III, Tania Dejesus, Dennis Yaremich
Auto senior student, Rafael Rodriguez was honored at a dinner earlier this school year with other Connecticut Technical High School students for successfully completing his Sikorsky internship this summer. He is shown in the picture with one of his mentors, School Principal Mr. Cavallaro and Auto Instructor Mrs. Amiot.
PICTURES OF STUDENTS WORKING