Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus: Career and Training Fair

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At a Glance Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus organized a Career and Training Fair for senior students. Description As part of a continuing effort to connect students with career opportunities, TCHS Brandywine staff organized its second Career and Training Fair for seniors in March 2018; the first event was held in spring 2017. … Continue reading Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus: Career and Training Fair

Technical College High School – Pickering: Advanced Manufacturing Premier Event

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At a Glance Technical College High School-Pickering (TCHS-Pickering) hosted the Advanced Manufacturing Premier (AMP) event for students and families to educate them about the benefit of pursuing a career in manufacturing. Description TCHS-Pickering administrators developed the AMP event in an effort to change outdated perceptions about careers in manufacturing. AMP offered sending school educators, students … Continue reading Technical College High School – Pickering: Advanced Manufacturing Premier Event

A.W. Beattie: HVAC-R Expo

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At a Glance Steamfitters Union Local 449 organized an opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about jobs and training options. Description Current and former students and their parents were invited to attend a HVAC-R Expo provided by and held at Steamfitters Local 449 Technology Center where they learned about job benefits, working … Continue reading A.W. Beattie: HVAC-R Expo

Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center: Effective Occupational Advisory Committees

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At a Glance Cosmetology instructors at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (CWCTC) take important steps to ensure the cosmetology program has an effective Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC). Description Knowing the OAC is key to maintaining a high quality CTE program, the cosmetology instructors at CWCTC implement several practices to strengthen the OAC and secure … Continue reading Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center: Effective Occupational Advisory Committees

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

Motivating Students to Succeed

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At a Glance Parkway West Career & Technology Center (PWCTC) partners with Guardian Storage, a local company, to implement The Challenge Program, Inc. The program aims to support education and business partnerships and to motivate and reward students for developing strong work habits. Description Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, PWCTC and the local company … Continue reading Motivating Students to Succeed

Career Development Workshop

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At a Glance Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) students attended a career development workshop that addressed how to plan for future career success. Description In April of 2017, GJCTC collaborated with Cambria County CareerLink and Goodwill to provide a career development workshop that all 10th and 11th grade GJCTC students were required to … Continue reading Career Development Workshop

“Pink Out Week”

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At a Glance Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) Cosmetology students participate in “Pink Out Week” during which they provide Cosmetology services to elementary school students to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Description Since 2007, SCCTC cosmetology students have participated in “Pink Out Week” every October. During this event, they provide services … Continue reading “Pink Out Week”

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