Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus: Career and Training Fair

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At a Glance Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus organized a Career and Training Fair for senior students. Description As part of a continuing effort to connect students with career opportunities, TCHS Brandywine staff organized its second Career and Training Fair for seniors in March 2018; the first event was held in spring 2017. … Continue reading Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus: Career and Training Fair

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: Career Portfolio Contest

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At a Glance Seniors at Seneca Highlands CTC participated in a career portfolio contest that supported the development of the Career Education and Work Standards (CEW). Description Seneca Highlands CTC facilitated the Career Portfolio Contest from October 2017 to the beginning of March 2018. Open to seniors, the contest aims to address CEW and to … Continue reading Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: Career Portfolio Contest

Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus: 5th Grade Career Exploration Activity

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At a Glance To help fifth grade students understand the relationship between personal interests, education, training and the world of work, a career exploration event was organized and facilitated by staff and students at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus. Description The event took place from 1:00pm to 3:15p.m. at Octorara Intermediate School. … Continue reading Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus: 5th Grade Career Exploration Activity

Technical College High School – Pickering: Advanced Manufacturing Premier Event

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At a Glance Technical College High School-Pickering (TCHS-Pickering) hosted the Advanced Manufacturing Premier (AMP) event for students and families to educate them about the benefit of pursuing a career in manufacturing. Description TCHS-Pickering administrators developed the AMP event in an effort to change outdated perceptions about careers in manufacturing. AMP offered sending school educators, students … Continue reading Technical College High School – Pickering: Advanced Manufacturing Premier Event

A.W. Beattie: HVAC-R Expo

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At a Glance Steamfitters Union Local 449 organized an opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about jobs and training options. Description Current and former students and their parents were invited to attend a HVAC-R Expo provided by and held at Steamfitters Local 449 Technology Center where they learned about job benefits, working … Continue reading A.W. Beattie: HVAC-R Expo

Steel Center: College/Career Action Planning

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At a Glance Each year, students work on a personalized career-planning document; senior students complete a College/Career Action Plan before graduation. Origin / Implementation Students have several opportunities to explore careers at Steel Center through college and career fairs, industry speakers, and college visitations. To expand upon this, the guidance counselor developed a post-graduation planning … Continue reading Steel Center: College/Career Action Planning

Keystone Central CTC: Penn College NOW Dual Enrollment

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At a Glance Keystone Central Career and Technology Center (KCCTC), and other schools in Keystone Central School District (KCSD), participate in the Penn College NOW program, which provides high school students the opportunity to take dual enrollment courses and earn college credit. Description As a rural school district, KCSD has focused on providing students opportunities … Continue reading Keystone Central CTC: Penn College NOW Dual Enrollment

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School: Zombie Apocalypse Recruitment Day

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At a Glance Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) hosts an innovative recruitment day for middle school students to teach them about the opportunities available at the CTC. To engage students and to tie together the various activities of the day, the faculty focuses the event on a “STEM Versus the Zombie Apocalypse” theme. Description For … Continue reading Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School: Zombie Apocalypse Recruitment Day

Making the Most of a Business-Education Partnership Grant

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Eight CTCs partnered with their Workforce Development Boards to expand career development. Learn more about the important and innovative ways they utilized this funding. Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center http://pacteresources.com/2017/06/promising-practices-eastern-westmoreland-career-and-technical-center/ Lehigh Career and Technical Center and Lehigh Valley http://pacteresources.com/2017/06/promising-practices-lcti-and-lehigh-valley/ Upper Bucks County Technical School http://pacteresources.com/2017/03/promising-practice-upper-bucks-county-technical-school/ A.W. Beattie Career Center http://pacteresources.com/2017/03/promising-practice-a-w-beattie-career-center/ Mercer County Career Center … Continue reading Making the Most of a Business-Education Partnership Grant