Are you looking for a technical school in central Connecticut? Branford Hall Career Institute’s Southington campus offers a wide range of career-focused programs that may interest you.
Opened in 1997, the Southington campus of Branford Hall Career Institute is housed in a clean, attractive, and well-managed, three-story office complex in downtown Southington. Within 23,000 square feet, there are 11 lecture rooms, eight computer rooms, three medical labs, one massage therapy lab, and one professional fitness lab. The campus also has a library, student lounge, faculty room, and administrative offices. The facility is fully air-conditioned.
The Southington campus is easy to get to. Located between I-84 and I-691, it’s less than 30 minutes south of Hartford, CT and has ample parking for staff, students and visitors.
The instructors at Branford Hall are professionals with real-world experience. They bring learning to life in the classroom and explain how classroom learning can be applied in the workplace. They are student-focused and know how to teach students the skills they need to know to be successful in their new careers.
Branford Hall Career Institute facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. Branford Hall Career Institute follows ADA guidelines in providing reasonable accommodations for all applicants.
With mountains to both the east and west sides, the town is located in a valley only 20 miles south of the state’s capital, Hartford, and 9 miles north of Waterbury along I-84. The town was a strong manufacturing center until the decline of industry overall in New England. With the construction of I-84 in the 1960s, Southington became easily connected to other cities and evolved into a bedroom community that saw explosive growth in population.
Today the town has developed into a town with a healthy population and economic balance. The most common industries include manufacturing, finance, insurance, professional and technical services, government, and healthcare. About a quarter of workers in Southington are still employed in manufacturing, most of which is metal and aircraft.
Southington still has some of its early rural charm. It is home to the Mount Southington Ski Area, the Quinnipiac River flows through the town, and due to the many orchards still present, the town sometimes goes by the nickname of The Apple Valley.
Below is a list of some of the major employers in the Southington area:
- Hartford Insurance Group
- Town of Southington
- Yarde Metals
- Bradley Memorial Hospital
- Medex, Inc.