Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center: Effective Occupational Advisory Committees

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

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

Northern Westmoreland CTC 30-Hour OSHA Training

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Industry Certifications, Occupational Advisory Board, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (NWCTC) offers the OSHA 30-Hour safety training to students in construction/manufacturing programs. Upon successful completion of the course, students have a credential highly sought after by area employers and contractors. Description Approximately five years ago, several members of the HVAC Occupational Advisory Committee recommended that NWCTC … Continue reading Northern Westmoreland CTC 30-Hour OSHA Training

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

Career and Technology Center Community Relations Plan

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

At a Glance Administrators at Franklin County Career and Technology Center developed and implemented a comprehensive community relations plan designed to provide the sending school districts and the community with news of the activities and accomplishments of the students and the school.   Overview To publicize the positive accomplishments of students, the school, and program … Continue reading Career and Technology Center Community Relations Plan

Professional Development Day: Technical Teacher Visits to Area Employers

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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