Our History

A Brief History of ECTS

From the start . . .

Since its inception in 1969, the Erie County Technical School has trained thousands of Erie County residents in a wide variety of career and technical education programs.  The Erie County Board of Education created the Erie County Technical School (ECTS) in 1966. Two years later, the school opened its doors to its first students. Over the next 40 years, ECTS has evolved into the county’s leading career and technical education center.

While the mission of the school has remained virtually unchanged, the ways and means for that mission have changed with the times.  The ECTS serves as the vocational-technical education department for 11 of the 13 Erie County school districts. The school fulfills its primary mission through its 19 career and technical programs, and serves nearly 800 secondary students annually.