Business Education Partnership Provides Apprenticeship Opportunities for Students

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board, Postsecondary Transitions, Recruitment and Retention, Work-based learning

At a Glance The Careers in Construction Alliance is a collaborative effort between Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS), Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (ABC), 500 regional commercial construction employers, and local high schools to promote careers and employment opportunities within the construction industry. This collaboration is funded by ABC. UBCTS was one … Continue reading Business Education Partnership Provides Apprenticeship Opportunities for Students

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

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

Posted on Categories College and Career Pathways, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

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

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

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

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

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

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Industry Certifications, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Postsecondary Transitions

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

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