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

Career Fair for Seniors

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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

Promoting Career Awareness and High Priority Occupations Program Areas to Prospective Students through Camps

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At a Glance Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center (CACTC) runs summer and evening camps to raise awareness among prospective students about the CTC and the value of CTE programs it offers. Description The CACTC Workforce Development Coordinator organizes career-themed camps for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. These camps, which typically run for … Continue reading Promoting Career Awareness and High Priority Occupations Program Areas to Prospective Students through Camps

CentreREADY!: A Collaborative Worker Certification Initiative

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, College and Career Pathways, Employability Skills, Postsecondary Transitions

At a Glance The local Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC), State College Area High School’s Career and Technical Center, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and the county’s five school districts collaborated to establish CentreREADY, a program designed to address a potential workforce skills gap. Description Through the CBICC, local employers expressed … Continue reading CentreREADY!: A Collaborative Worker Certification Initiative

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

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

Increasing Participation on Local Advisory Committee

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At a Glance The director of Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) implements several outreach strategies to increase participation in the Local Advisory Committee. Description When Mark Krupa first became director of GCCTC in 2016, he set a goal to improve the image of career and technical education among local businesses, community members and … Continue reading Increasing Participation on Local Advisory Committee

CTC as an Economic and Community Development Leader

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At a Glance Through a partnership with Blueprints (a community non-profit organization focused on helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency), SouthWest Training Services, Inc. and the Greene County Redevelopment Authority, Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) hired students in the electrical and construction trades program to rehabilitate 15 abandoned homes in the community. Description … Continue reading CTC as an Economic and Community Development Leader

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

Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition

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Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County:  Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition  At a Glance Students in the graphic communication program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC) participated in the Phoenix Challenge Foundation for the Flexographic Printing Industry competition. Description In April 2018, four CTCLC graphic communication students and their instructor … Continue reading Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition