Using School-Made Videos to Build Relationships

Posted on Categories Administrator Leadership, Communications, Engagement, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance During the 2017-2018 school year, staff members at the Career Institute of Technology (CIT) developed short videos about the CTE programs offered at the school to market the programs to prospective students. The sending districts now use the videos to promote CIT. For example, counselors show the videos to help introduce the … Continue reading Using School-Made Videos to Build Relationships

Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus: 5th Grade Career Exploration Activity

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance To help fifth grade students understand the relationship between personal interests, education, training and the world of work, a career exploration event was organized and facilitated by staff and students at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus. Description The event took place from 1:00pm to 3:15p.m. at Octorara Intermediate School. … Continue reading Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus: 5th Grade Career Exploration Activity

A.W. Beattie: Summer Camps

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, Parent Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance A.W. Beattie Career Center offers summer career camps for rising 6th through 9th grade students. Description A.W. Beattie Career Center offers 13 summer career camps to rising 6th through 9th graders. Camps address a wide range of interests and run for four days with both half-day and full-day sessions available. Full-day sessions … Continue reading A.W. Beattie: Summer Camps

Schuylkill Technology Center: School Climate Initiative

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance In 2016, Schuylkill Technology Center (STC) implemented the School Climate Initiative based on the work of the National School Climate Center (NSCC). The School Climate Initiative is a comprehensive effort to build strong school-to-student and school-to-family relationships so that students and families are connected and engaged in the school experience. The initiative … Continue reading Schuylkill Technology Center: School Climate Initiative

Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center: Utilizing Recruitment Strategies and Brand Exposure Techniques to Increase Enrollment

Posted on Categories Communications, Parent Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance At Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center (WMCTC), the administrative team and faculty implemented innovative recruitment and marketing strategies to support student enrollment. Description In 2010 WMCTC completed a 38 million dollar total renovation of its facilities and programs. The renovation was expected to spur an enrollment growth. However, without a … Continue reading Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center: Utilizing Recruitment Strategies and Brand Exposure Techniques to Increase Enrollment

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School: Zombie Apocalypse Recruitment Day

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) hosts an innovative recruitment day for middle school students to teach them about the opportunities available at the CTC. To engage students and to tie together the various activities of the day, the faculty focuses the event on a “STEM Versus the Zombie Apocalypse” theme. Description For … Continue reading Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School: Zombie Apocalypse Recruitment Day

Mercer County Career Center: STRIVE Positive Behavior Program

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Classroom Management, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) implemented STRIVE, a Positive Behavior Expectations program for all students, to create a supportive environment for learning. Description The MCCC administration wanted to help students develop the behaviors needed to become more employable, increase their self-esteem, and improve attendance. With these goals in mind, it collaborated with … Continue reading Mercer County Career Center: STRIVE Positive Behavior Program

Parkway West CTC: Promotion Video

Posted on Categories Communications, Recruitment and Retention

Parents, potential students and other community stakeholders can learn more about Parkway West Career & Technology Center by viewing a professionally made video on the school’s website homepage. It is also available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/246259143. According to Executive Director Dr. Darby Copeland, the video was developed by Orionvega and was funded locally at a … Continue reading Parkway West CTC: Promotion Video

Parkway West CTC Recruitment Plan and Activities

Posted on Categories Communications, Parent Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance As part of its comprehensive recruitment plan, Parkway West Career & Technology Center hosts career exploration days for prospective students. (The school’s Recruitment Plan is provided at the end of this document.) Description When Dr. Darby Copeland became executive director of Parkway West approximately five years ago, he tasked his administration and … Continue reading Parkway West CTC Recruitment Plan and Activities