Feed our Future Food Truck

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Employability Skills, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS) is launching a Food Truck program to provide students with real world, work-based learning experiences in food retail entrepreneurship. Description UBCTS is planning to operate a Food Truck program to provide students with relevant, work-based learning experiences that take them outside of the classroom. The food … Continue reading Feed our Future Food Truck

Ascend – Education in Action

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At a Glance Chester County Technical College High School (CCTCHS) developed the Ascend program to provide students extensive career learning opportunities with local manufacturers that help prepare them for a successful transition to postsecondary education or career opportunities.  Description Through a collaboration with local manufacturing organizations, CCTCHS implemented the Ascend program in the 2016-2017 school … Continue reading Ascend – Education in Action

Teaching Proper Hand Washing

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At a Glance Students in the nursing assistant program at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (CWCTC) conduct a lesson on proper handwashing for local elementary school students. Description The Health Occupations Program instructors at CWCTC wanted a creative and engaging way to integrate more “real-world learning” into the curriculum and to reinforce the techniques … Continue reading Teaching Proper Hand Washing

PA Career Ready Index Activities

Posted on Categories Assessment, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Career Information and Exploration, Classroom Assessments, Employability Skills, Online Learning Tools & Resources

At a Glance Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) implemented several student-centered strategies to support students and provide evidence of their progress as they complete the required Pennsylvania Career and Education Work (CEW) standards. Description To meet the state requirements for schools and school districts to maintain student evidence through Grade 11 for the … Continue reading PA Career Ready Index Activities

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

Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

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At a Glance Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) students may use the World Wide Interactive Network (WIN), an online, self-paced curriculum designed to prepare students for the WorkKeys Assessments. Description According to ACT’s website for the NCRC, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is awarded to individuals who demonstrate achievement and a certain level … Continue reading Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

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

Northern Westmoreland CTC 30-Hour OSHA Training

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At a Glance Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (NWCTC) offers the OSHA 30-Hour safety training to students in construction/manufacturing programs. Upon successful completion of the course, students have a credential highly sought after by area employers and contractors. Description Approximately five years ago, several members of the HVAC Occupational Advisory Committee recommended that NWCTC … Continue reading Northern Westmoreland CTC 30-Hour OSHA Training

Southwest Regional Carpenter Apprenticeship Seminar

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At a Glance Through collaboration among eight CTCs in southwest Pennsylvania and the Carpenters Apprentice Union, senior carpentry students attend the Annual Carpenter’s Apprentice Training Career Connection Seminar. Students spend a day at the training center and participate in activities such as mock interviews, sample assessments and relevant carpentry lessons. Description The Annual Carpenters Apprentice … Continue reading Southwest Regional Carpenter Apprenticeship Seminar