Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

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At a Glance Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) recognizes outstanding cooperative education students, their teachers, and their employers at an annual award ceremony. Description The LCTI School to Work Coordinator collaborates with the Director of Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development to organize the annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Award Ceremony. The event, which takes … Continue reading Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

Helping Students Obtain Driver’s License to Address Transportation Barriers

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At a Glance To help students take advantage of co-op and job opportunities, Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (WBACTC) has an agreement with a local company to provide driver training to students so that they may obtain their driver’s license. Description For many students, transportation barriers can affect their access to jobs and co-op … Continue reading Helping Students Obtain Driver’s License to Address Transportation Barriers

Enhanced Workplace Learning/Co-op Experience

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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

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Work-based learning

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

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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

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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

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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