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

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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

Applefest Electronic Help

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At a Glance Students in the electronics program at the Venango Technical Center help with electrical issues at Venango County’s annual Applefest in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Overview Students show up for the three-day festival and polish the power distribution boxes and make small repairs in the vendors’ boxes. The students are able to attend the festival … Continue reading Applefest Electronic Help

Promising Practice Upper Bucks County Technical School

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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 Promising Practice Upper Bucks County Technical School

Promising Practice A.W. Beattie Career Center

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AT A GLANCE With grant funding available for the 2015-2016 school year, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (TRWIB) supported A.W. Beattie Career and Technical Center’s Career Preparation for Success program. RESULTS/IMPACT The Career Preparation for Success program aimed to expand high school students’ college and career readiness through three initiatives: increase students’ attainment of … Continue reading Promising Practice A.W. Beattie Career Center