Motivating Students to Succeed

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Employability Skills, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

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

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

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

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

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

Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) Guide

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, New Teacher Induction, Occupational Advisory Board, Professional Development

Occupational Advisory Committees provide a vital link between the Career Technical Center, and the local and regional business and industry community. Active OACs ensure the relevance of career and technical education programs and serve as an advocate for the impact of career and technical education in addressing regional workforce needs. The purpose of this PDE … Continue reading Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) Guide

Promising Practices Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Employability Skills, Work-based learning

AT A GLANCE With support from Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Invest Board Partnership (WIB), Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center (EWCTC) and Derry Area School District collaborated to develop the Career Pathway Program in order to provide students with career exploration that assists in identifying career interests and postsecondary planning. The program began in the 2013-14 school … Continue reading Promising Practices Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center

Promising Practices LCTI and Lehigh Valley

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AT A GLANCE Resulting in a wide range of promising practices and success stories, Lehigh Valley’s Gold Collar Workers with Gold Collar Jobs initiative is a business-education partnership developed by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. and Lehigh Valley Business-Education Partnership. RESULTS/IMPACT Several promising practices are highlighted in this document; results impacting the region’s … Continue reading Promising Practices LCTI and Lehigh Valley