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

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

Industry-recognized Credentials for Career and Technical Education Programs

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE), has compiled this resource guide, whichlists industry-recognized credentials for career and technical education programs in Pennsylvania’s career clusters. The resource guide is designed to assist schools with the process of identifying organizations that provide industry-recognized credentials. The guide is organized by career cluster. Download guide HERE.

National Pilot for Chick-fil-A Culinary Academy at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

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At a Glance A partnership between Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) and a local Chick-fil-A restaurant developed into a national pilot. Overview When the CEO of Chick-fil-A was visiting a Pennsylvania franchise near WMCTC, Director Chris Moritzen arranged to have a brief meeting with him to discuss a potential partnership. Mr. Moritzen was … Continue reading National Pilot for Chick-fil-A Culinary Academy at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

ServSafe Prep Program for Culinary Arts Students

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At a Glance Students in the culinary arts program at Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School can participate in a free, after-school program in preparation for the ServSafe exam. Overview Instructors at Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School created the Serve Safe Prep Program to help culinary arts students prepare for the safety … Continue reading ServSafe Prep Program for Culinary Arts Students

Interactive Trivia Game for NOCTI and Industry Certification Review

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At a Glance Students in the Network Systems Technology program at Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center play a specially designed trivia board game as a method for reviewing technical material.  Overview In 2013, the Network Systems Technology instructor at Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center created a board game, modeled after Trivial Pursuit, to … Continue reading Interactive Trivia Game for NOCTI and Industry Certification Review

NCCER Core Curriculum Delivery

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At a Glance Fayette County Career and Technical Institute employs a dually certified math and technical education teacher to deliver the NCCER Core curriculum to Level I students in five approved programs of study. Overview In an effort to deliver the 72-hour National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core curriculum in the most … Continue reading NCCER Core Curriculum Delivery

Timken Bearing Training/Certification

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At a Glance Students in the Agricultural Mechanics program at Franklin County Career and Technical Center have the opportunity to participate in the Timken Bearing Training/Certification program during school. Overview Approximately the eighth week of each semester, second  year students in the Agricultural Mechanics Program at the Franklin County Career and Technical Center (CTC) can … Continue reading Timken Bearing Training/Certification

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Boot Camp

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At a Glance Instructors at Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center developed a one-week boot camp to prepare recent graduates for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam. Overview In 2015, Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center began offering a week long Boot Camp for seniors the week after they graduate. The camp, which … Continue reading Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Boot Camp