Garden Spot High School: Onboarding New Employers as Cooperative Education Sites

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At a Glance This Best Practice highlights how the Career Pathways Coordinator at Garden Spot High School developed a detailed approach to onboarding local businesses to support both the Cooperative Education and Internship program. The profile describes how one person with a vision and determination developed a thriving and effective work-based learning program for students. … Continue reading Garden Spot High School: Onboarding New Employers as Cooperative Education Sites

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Using Digital Software to Improve the Cooperative Education Program

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At a Glance This Best Practice highlights how a Cooperative Education coordinator utilizes digital signature software to increase the ease and efficiency of collecting all paperwork associated with Cooperative Education work site placements. Description Initially this practice was born out of the shift to a virtual environment at the CTC of Lackawanna County as a … Continue reading Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Using Digital Software to Improve the Cooperative Education Program

Cumberland Valley High School: Developing a Cooperative Education Employer Manual

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At a Glance Cumberland Valley High School has a robust Cooperative Education Program allowing high school seniors the opportunity to engage in high quality work-based learning with local employers. This profile highlights the Cooperative Education Employer Manual created by Career Coordinator, Terri Consevage. Description The Cooperative Education (COOP) program at Cumberland Valley High School permits … Continue reading Cumberland Valley High School: Developing a Cooperative Education Employer Manual

Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center with the Manufacturers Resource Center in Partnership with the Berks County Intermediate Unit: Pennsylvania Dream Team in Berks County

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At a Glance The PA Dream Team is a team of young professionals who work in the manufacturing field, specifically in STEM-related careers, and have been trained by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) and the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) to present their career journeys to students in Berks County. The PA Dream Team pilot … Continue reading Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center with the Manufacturers Resource Center in Partnership with the Berks County Intermediate Unit: Pennsylvania Dream Team in Berks County

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Workforce Investment Board Training Initiative Partnership

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At a Glance Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) , Bradford County CareerLink, and Trehab, a local community action agency, formed a partnership through the Workforce Investment Board Training Initiative to provide training to adults and summer youth programs to 16-24 year olds. Description SCCTC has been involved in the Workforce Investment Board Training … Continue reading Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Workforce Investment Board Training Initiative Partnership

Berks Career & Technology Center: Collaborative Partnership with the Workforce Development Board

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At a Glance The strong collaborative relationship between Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC) and Berks County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is integral to the funding and development of new programs and a STEAM Career Exploration camp. Description To address the workforce development needs of the region, BCTC and the Berks County WDB effectively coordinate … Continue reading Berks Career & Technology Center: Collaborative Partnership with the Workforce Development Board

Berks Career and Technology Center and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center: Career Exploration Camp Grant

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  Over the past five years, Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center (RMCTC) have offered a career exploration camp to middle school students in Berks County.  Students would spend one week at the Career and Technical Centers (CTC) and be introduced to the programs, skills, and career pathways … Continue reading Berks Career and Technology Center and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center: Career Exploration Camp Grant

Keystone Central Career and Technology Center: PAsmart Grant to Build an Inclusive CNC Apprenticeship Ecosystem in Central PA

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At a Glance The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPDWC) in partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Consortium (CPAC) has developed an inclusive Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Apprenticeship Ecosystem in central Pennsylvania.  The consortium of local manufacturers, school districts, and career and technology centers will collaborate with CPDWC to develop a CNC Machinist pre-apprenticeship pathway … Continue reading Keystone Central Career and Technology Center: PAsmart Grant to Build an Inclusive CNC Apprenticeship Ecosystem in Central PA

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Weld-a-saurus Summer Camp

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At a Glance The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC) collaborates with the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board (WDB) to provide opportunities to educate students and parents/guardians on local in-demand occupations and the career pathways associated with them. As part of these efforts, CTCLC hosted a middle school summer camp called Weld-a-saurus during which … Continue reading Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Weld-a-saurus Summer Camp

Franklin County Career and Technology Center: Precision Machining Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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At a Glance The Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) partnered with area manufacturers to provide customized training for precision machining and basic CNC processes to address a shortage of skilled labor in the region.  The CNC Operator program targets displaced as well as incumbent workers. Description Based on input from its partnering companies … Continue reading Franklin County Career and Technology Center: Precision Machining Pre-Apprenticeship Program