Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

Posted on Categories Parent Engagement, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

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

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

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

Career Fair for Seniors

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills

At a Glance Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (WBACTC) seniors are required to attend a career fair with local employers to strengthen their career prospects and opportunities. Description WBACTC collaborates with the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, PA CareerLink® Luzerne County and the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board to host the CenterPoint Career Fair at … Continue reading Career Fair for Seniors

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

Project Based Learning in Pre-Engineering

Posted on Categories Project-based Learning, Student Engagement

At a Glance Pre-Engineering students at Warren County Career Center (WCCC) participate in a project based learning experience to apply what they learn in lab to a “real world” challenge. Description WCCC pre-engineering instructor Dan Passmore uses a design challenge to expose all students to the current and diverse technologies available for their use in … Continue reading Project Based Learning in Pre-Engineering

Intergenerational Training through Alternative Scheduling

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At a Glance Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) offers adult education students the opportunity to participate in secondary CTE programs alongside high school students. The intergenerational training is provided through an extended-day schedule for the adult education students. Description The HVAC programs at CPI generally was fully subscribed for both the secondary … Continue reading Intergenerational Training through Alternative Scheduling

Teaching Human Anatomy with Virtual Reality

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At a Glance At Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), the cosmetology teacher used virtual reality to make a theory-heavy unit on human anatomy and physiology more engaging and approachable for students. Description The LCTI cosmetology instructor wanted to find a way to better engage students during the human anatomy and physiology unit. They seemed … Continue reading Teaching Human Anatomy with Virtual Reality

Facilitating Team Building through “Escape Room” Games

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At a Glance Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) instructors use “escape room” games to increase student engagement and to help strengthen team building skills in students. Description For the 2018-2019 school year, the primary instructional goal at DCTS is to increase student engagement. To move towards achieving this goal, the faculty can use Breakout EDU, … Continue reading Facilitating Team Building through “Escape Room” Games

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