Fayette County Career & Technical Institute: Creating a New Barbering Program to Meet Local Needs

Posted on Categories Adult CTE, Promising Practices in Adult CTE

At a Glance Fayette County Career & Technical Institute (FCCTI) successfully started a new barber program through an expedited process that involved collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Description FCCTI had considered opening a barber program for many years. So, when the results of a student survey conducted by a sending school indicated an interest in such … Continue reading Fayette County Career & Technical Institute: Creating a New Barbering Program to Meet Local Needs

Providing Technical Education During a Pandemic

Posted on Categories Promising Practices in Adult CTE, Special Populations

At a Glance While adhering to Pennsylvania Department of Education COVID-19 guidelines and CDC guidelines, as well as navigating through students’ personal challenges, the administration and faculty at Lenape Technical School Adult & Continuing Education set a goal to graduate 25 adult students from five separate entry-level workforce CTE training programs between September and December … Continue reading Providing Technical Education During a Pandemic

Active Learning Templates Used in Practical Nursing Program

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At a Glance At Schuylkill Technology Centers (STC), the Practical Nursing program instructors made a dramatic shift in their instructional style, moving from an emphasis on traditional learning to a more active learning approach that promotes critical thinking and decision making. Description When STC moved all its instruction online in March 2020 due to Covid-19, … Continue reading Active Learning Templates Used in Practical Nursing Program

Berks Career and Technology Center: Apprenticeship Training Programs

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At a Glance Berks Career and Technology Center’s Adult/Continuing Education department  provides apprenticeship theory training in HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Industrial Maintenance. The apprenticeship programs follow a structured, formalized method of training that combines classroom theory with on-the-job practical hands-on experience. Description For over 25 years, Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) has provided these … Continue reading Berks Career and Technology Center: Apprenticeship Training Programs

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Satellite Programs in Adult Education

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At a Glance Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center operates three adult education satellite campuses to support local companies as they look to hire a qualified workforce. Description When local employers faced challenges in finding and hiring a qualified workforce, they reached out to Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) for help. They asked … Continue reading Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Satellite Programs in Adult Education

Intergenerational Training through Alternative Scheduling

Posted on Categories Adult CTE, Classroom Management, Parent Engagement, Student Engagement

At a Glance Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) offers adult education students the opportunity to participate in secondary CTE programs alongside high school students. The intergenerational training is provided through an extended-day schedule for the adult education students. Description The HVAC programs at CPI generally was fully subscribed for both the secondary … Continue reading Intergenerational Training through Alternative Scheduling