Construction Cluster Winter Presentations and Interview Sessions

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At a Glance Representatives from local construction companies participate in information sessions with Upper Bucks County Technical School Construction Cluster students, who then are invited to apply for interviews with the company.  Overview During the months of January, February and March, when construction companies typically have slower schedules and conduct planning for the upcoming year, … Continue reading Construction Cluster Winter Presentations and Interview Sessions

Student Career Interview Night

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At a Glance Indiana County Technology Center hosts an annual spring career interview night where local and regional employers are invited to interview students to fill entry-level positions at their company. Overview The purpose of the career interview night at Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) is to connect students who chose to enter the workforce … Continue reading Student Career Interview Night

Gaining Valuable Work Experience by Applying and Integrating CTE Skills

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At a Glance Universal Audenreid Charter High School CTE, Culinary and Communications, students gain valuable work experience and apply the skills they learned in their programs by participating at a local fashion show fundraiser. Overview Universal Audenreid students from the Culinary Arts and the Arts, Entertainment and Communication Academies are very involved in the “Style … Continue reading Gaining Valuable Work Experience by Applying and Integrating CTE Skills

Junior Achievement Partnership

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At a Glance Early Childhood Education students spend one full day in an elementary school classroom teaching a Junior Achievement lesson. Overview At A.W. Beattie Career Center, senior and some select junior Early Childhood Education (ECE) students are given the opportunity to teach elementary school children for one day. The ECE students pair up to … Continue reading Junior Achievement Partnership

Industry Visits by Professional Advisory Committee

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At a Glance The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) at Somerset County Technology Center conducts some of its monthly meetings at local businesses to strengthen business partnerships and to help ready students for successful careers. Overview A Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of superintendents of districts participating in a consortium to establish and operate a … Continue reading Industry Visits by Professional Advisory Committee

Increasing Enrollment in Precision Machining Program

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At a Glance Staff from North Montco Technical Career Center formed a partnership with the Metal Service Center Institute to implement strategies for improving CTE program enrollment and overall industry perception. Overview Despite the fact that local employers continually ask North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC)  to provide more entry-level machinists, secondary enrollment in the … Continue reading Increasing Enrollment in Precision Machining Program

Pennsylvania Career & Technical Education: College and Career Pathways for the 21st Century

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This brochure describes how CTE in Pennsylvania is designed to meet a dual mission – developing students with both college readiness skills and a career path. It presents profiles and data to support the idea that CTE can help all students, including those who intend to pursue post secondary education, develop a clear game plan … Continue reading Pennsylvania Career & Technical Education: College and Career Pathways for the 21st Century

Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships

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The purpose of this guidebook is to share ideas and practical examples of “promising practices” that CTC leadership stakeholders can implement to improve their working relationships with Joint Operating Committees and sending school superintendents. In summary, these practices include: Open, transparent, ongoing communication Sharing resources (financial, programmatic, etc.) Collaborative approaches to challenges Flexibility and coordination … Continue reading Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships