Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, Postsecondary Transitions, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Prospective and senior students at Career Institute of Technology (CIT) take online quizzes specifically created to help them make better informed choices about their future education and career goals. Description As of the 2018-2019 school year, CIT uses the free website www.tryinteract.com to develop quizzes for students that use an “if-then” functionality. … Continue reading Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

Masonry Project Based Learning Activity

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Project-based Learning, Student Engagement

At a Glance Students in the masonry program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) participated in a project based learning activity to deepen their understanding of various arch styles and to hone their research and presentation skills. Description The LCTI masonry instructor implemented a project based learning activity on arch styles for students to … Continue reading Masonry Project Based Learning Activity

Fast Track Exploration Program

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At a Glance The competitive Fast Track Exploration Program provides ninth grade students the opportunity to attend and explore every CTE program offered at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) so that they can make informed decisions about program enrollment. Description The Fast Track Exploration program is a highly competitive program designed to provide ninth grade … Continue reading Fast Track Exploration Program

Holland Career Interest Inventory for all 9th Graders

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At a Glance Erie County Technical School (ECTS) implemented practices to help prospective students thoughtfully consider which CTE programs might be a good fit for them. These practices help serve students more effectively and efficiently as they plan for their education and select a CTE program. Description Admissions Coordinator Lisa Sorensen noticed that potential students … Continue reading Holland Career Interest Inventory for all 9th Graders

CentreREADY!: A Collaborative Worker Certification Initiative

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, College and Career Pathways, Employability Skills, Postsecondary Transitions

At a Glance The local Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC), State College Area High School’s Career and Technical Center, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and the county’s five school districts collaborated to establish CentreREADY, a program designed to address a potential workforce skills gap. Description Through the CBICC, local employers expressed … Continue reading CentreREADY!: A Collaborative Worker Certification Initiative

The Health Profession Research Fellows Program

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At a Glance Students enrolled in the Health Professions program at State College Area High School’s Career and Technical Center may apply to participate in the two-semester Health Profession Research Fellows Program in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. Description Designed to give students experiences in lab sciences and … Continue reading The Health Profession Research Fellows Program

Enhanced Workplace Learning/Co-op Experience

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

At a Glance Erie High School students in the welding program may participate in a work-based learning experience with local employers. During this time, students may receive additional school-based technical training to support their experience and to further develop their skills. Description When Erie High School welding students participate in a workplace learning experience, their … Continue reading Enhanced Workplace Learning/Co-op Experience

Instructor Collaboration Provides Cross Training Opportunities for Welding Students

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At a Glance At Erie High School, the manufacturing lab instructors and the administration collaborate to provide welding students the opportunity to participate in a co-op experience or to cross-train in complimentary manufacturing-based programs at the school. Description The welding program at Erie High School is a four-year program, and some students are able to … Continue reading Instructor Collaboration Provides Cross Training Opportunities for Welding Students

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

CTC as an Economic and Community Development Leader

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At a Glance Through a partnership with Blueprints (a community non-profit organization focused on helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency), SouthWest Training Services, Inc. and the Greene County Redevelopment Authority, Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) hired students in the electrical and construction trades program to rehabilitate 15 abandoned homes in the community. Description … Continue reading CTC as an Economic and Community Development Leader