Volvo Certification Training Lab

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Employability Skills, Industry Certifications, Work-based learning

At a Glance Students in the Diesel Mechanics and Agricultural Mechanics programs at Franklin County Career and Technology Center can earn an industry certification in Lean Manufacturing and Assembly Operations.  Overview Since 2011, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (CTC) has partnered with the Volvo Construction Equipment Company in Shippensburg, PA to provide a … Continue reading Volvo Certification Training Lab

Automotive Technology Business Partnership

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At a Glance North Montco Technical Career Center’s partnership with the Hunter Engineering Company provides the opportunity for automotive technology students to train on state of the art equipment used in industry. Overview The partnership between North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) and the Hunter Engineering Company created a state of the art automotive technology … Continue reading Automotive Technology Business Partnership

Work-Based Learning with Business and Industry Engagement

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

At a Glance Building/Property Maintenance students participate in “The Virtual Victorian House Project,” a teacher developed, project-based learning activity. Overview Students in the Building/Property Maintenance program at Susquehanna County CTC participate in a project-based learning experience entitled “The Virtual Victorian House Project Including Realistic Building Code Enforcement Analysis.” The purpose of the project is to … Continue reading Work-Based Learning with Business and Industry Engagement

Professional Development Day: Technical Teacher Visits to Area Employers

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board, Professional Development

At a Glance York County School of Technology dedicated an Act 80 professional development day for technical instructors to visit York County area employers. Overview To encourage instructors to build new relationships with local employers, administrators authorized an Act 80 professional development day for technical instructors in September, 2014. On this day, 37 technical instructors … Continue reading Professional Development Day: Technical Teacher Visits to Area Employers

Parent Appreciation Dinner

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Chester County Technical College High School – Pennock’s Bridge Campus (TCHS-PB) hosted a free Parent Appreciation Dinner to connect with parents, inform them about the opportunities offered their students, and to show the school’s appreciation for their support. Overview TCHS-PB hosted a Parent Appreciation With Staff and Administration (PAWSTA) Night for all … Continue reading Parent Appreciation Dinner

Teaching 21th Century Entrepreneurial Skills through a Virtual Enterprise Class Experience

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At a Glance At Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) West Campus, students in the Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program participate in Virtual Enterprises International, a program that engages them in an international virtual business environment with real-time, real-world dynamics. Overview Members of the BCTC Occupational Advisory Committee and Rick Gochnauer, the Business Management and … Continue reading Teaching 21th Century Entrepreneurial Skills through a Virtual Enterprise Class Experience

Cooperative Education Rating Forms for Employers

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement

At a Glance Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) automated the co-op feedback process for employers by moving pertinent forms online. Overview HCCTC placed weekly grading and skills grading forms online for employers to use when rating students in co-op placements. Administrators created a Google form, and it populates a spreadsheet. An extension of … Continue reading Cooperative Education Rating Forms for Employers

ACE2015, Auto Collision Experience Spotlight

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At a Glance Made possible by a partnership of 20 local and national companies and organizations and Technical College High School Brandywine Campus, the Auto Collision Experience Spotlight is designed to inform attendees of the rewarding and challenging career opportunities in the auto collision industry. Overview The Auto Collision Experience (ACE) Spotlight is a major … Continue reading ACE2015, Auto Collision Experience Spotlight

Little Lions Investment Club

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement

At a Glance As members of the Little Lion Fund (LLF), business students at State College Area High School advise members of the Little Lion Investment Club on which stocks to buy and sell based on their research and analysis. Overview The  Little Lion Investment Club is a group of adult investors interested in financial … Continue reading Little Lions Investment Club