Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, Postsecondary Transitions, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Prospective and senior students at Career Institute of Technology (CIT) take online quizzes specifically created to help them make better informed choices about their future education and career goals. Description As of the 2018-2019 school year, CIT uses the free website www.tryinteract.com to develop quizzes for students that use an “if-then” functionality. … Continue reading Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

Fast Track Exploration Program

Posted on Categories Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance The competitive Fast Track Exploration Program provides ninth grade students the opportunity to attend and explore every CTE program offered at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) so that they can make informed decisions about program enrollment. Description The Fast Track Exploration program is a highly competitive program designed to provide ninth grade … Continue reading Fast Track Exploration Program

Holland Career Interest Inventory for all 9th Graders

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At a Glance Erie County Technical School (ECTS) implemented practices to help prospective students thoughtfully consider which CTE programs might be a good fit for them. These practices help serve students more effectively and efficiently as they plan for their education and select a CTE program. Description Admissions Coordinator Lisa Sorensen noticed that potential students … Continue reading Holland Career Interest Inventory for all 9th Graders

Welcoming Incoming Students

Posted on Categories Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Through a series of outreach activities in the spring, the admissions coordinator at Erie County Technical School (ECTS) welcomes rising ninth graders who will be attending ECTS in the fall. Description Lisa Sorensen, the ECTS admissions counselor, makes a concerted effort to meet with and welcome incoming ninth graders to help smooth … Continue reading Welcoming Incoming Students

Student Success Form

Posted on Categories Recruitment and Retention, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Students with IEPs who are applying to Erie County Technical School (ECTS), their parents and their case managers complete a student success form to help inform families of the expectations and requirements for CTE programs at ECTS. Description To help support prospective students with IEPs and their families as they consider applying … Continue reading Student Success Form

Skill Alignment for CTE Programs

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Recruitment and Retention, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Delaware County Technical Schools (DCTS) created skill alignment charts for each CTE program that document the math and literacy skills integrated into programs as well as the physical considerations and essential skills for each program. Description DCTS instructors and student services staff (special education teachers and math and literacy coaches) collaborated to … Continue reading Skill Alignment for CTE Programs

Creative Themes for Cosmetology Open House

Posted on Categories Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Students in the cosmetology program at Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI) adopt a theme for the annual Open House to help engage and recruit prospective students. Description Each year FCCTI cosmetology students select a theme around which to plan the annual Open House. The process sparks the students’ excitement for … Continue reading Creative Themes for Cosmetology Open House

Promoting Career Awareness and High Priority Occupations Program Areas to Prospective Students through Camps

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

At a Glance Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center (CACTC) runs summer and evening camps to raise awareness among prospective students about the CTC and the value of CTE programs it offers. Description The CACTC Workforce Development Coordinator organizes career-themed camps for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. These camps, which typically run for … Continue reading Promoting Career Awareness and High Priority Occupations Program Areas to Prospective Students through Camps

Assessing Student Interest and Skills to Guide Program Placement

Posted on Categories Recruitment and Retention, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Students with IEPs who will be attending Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (CWCTC) complete a career interest inventory and talent assessment program so that they can make informed decisions about which CTE program might best align with their interests and skills. Description The Learning Support Facilitator at CWCTC wanted to improve … Continue reading Assessing Student Interest and Skills to Guide Program Placement

Comprehensive Integration of CTE in School District Mindset and Operations

Posted on Categories Communications, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance In the Corry Area School District, the mission and needs of the Career & Technical Center (Corry CTEC) are comprehensively integrated into the school district’s overall scope of operation. Through this cohesive operational approach, administrators strive to eliminate the gaps between CTE and academic education in Corry. Description Corry CTEC’s Supervisor of … Continue reading Comprehensive Integration of CTE in School District Mindset and Operations