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

Improved Cooperative Education Training Plan

Posted on Categories Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Work-based learning

At a Glance Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) developed a new Cooperative Education Training Plan that aligns the career objectives and Program of Study with students’ coop job placements. Description When students participate in a cooperative education job placement, it is important for the coop coordinator, students and the employer to communicate about the students’ … Continue reading Improved Cooperative Education Training Plan

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

Warren County Career Center: Partnership with Local Police Department

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At a Glance Through a partnership with the local police department, welding students at Warren County Career Center (WCCC) gain relevant work experience as they complete several hands-on projects for the department. Description The collaboration between the WCCC welding program and the City of Warren Police Department is a long-established tradition. Due to this strong … Continue reading Warren County Career Center: Partnership with Local Police Department

Making the Most of a Business-Education Partnership Grant

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

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

Promising Practices Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center

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AT A GLANCE With support from Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Invest Board Partnership (WIB), Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center (EWCTC) and Derry Area School District collaborated to develop the Career Pathway Program in order to provide students with career exploration that assists in identifying career interests and postsecondary planning. The program began in the 2013-14 school … Continue reading Promising Practices Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center

Promising Practices LCTI and Lehigh Valley

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AT A GLANCE Resulting in a wide range of promising practices and success stories, Lehigh Valley’s Gold Collar Workers with Gold Collar Jobs initiative is a business-education partnership developed by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. and Lehigh Valley Business-Education Partnership. RESULTS/IMPACT Several promising practices are highlighted in this document; results impacting the region’s … Continue reading Promising Practices LCTI and Lehigh Valley

Work-Based Learning Toolkit

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technology offers several toolkits targeted to the needs of CTE staff. BCTE Work-based Learning Toolkit, published in early 2017, is available for download.

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