Welding Industry Partnerships

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance The welding program at A. Philip Randolph Career And Technical High School has garnered the support of several large area employers. Overview A. Philip Randolph Career And Technical High School is a large urban high school housed in a refurbished manufacturing plant. In 2012, administrators decided to reinstate the welding program, which … Continue reading Welding Industry Partnerships

Recruitment Strategy for Eighth Grade Students

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At a Glance Administrators at Somerset County Technology Center expanded their recruitment efforts to reach eighth grade students.  Overview In 2014-15, Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) launched a new, expanded recruitment effort focused on introducing career technical education (CTE) and the CTE programs available at SCTC to eighth grade students in the local sending districts. … Continue reading Recruitment Strategy for Eighth Grade Students

Digital Media Portable Photo Booth Project

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Employability Skills, Recruitment and Retention, Video & Webinars, Work-based learning

At a Glance Students in the Digital Media program at Indiana County Technology Center practice their technical and business skills by staffing and managing a portable photo booth. Overview Indiana County Technology Center’s (ICTC) portable photo booth is a popular attraction at many school and community events. At an event, Digital Media students from ICTC … Continue reading Digital Media Portable Photo Booth Project

Career and Technology Center Recruitment Plan

Posted on Categories Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Forbes Road Career and Technology Center developed a coordinated and comprehensive recruitment plan to increase student enrollment school-wide in all career and technology education (CTE) programs and to assist the sending school districts in the implementation of their guidance plans. Overview The school recruitment plan includes six strategies. Middle School Career Fair … Continue reading Career and Technology Center Recruitment Plan

Non-Traditional Student Recruiting Day

Posted on Categories Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Eastern Westmoreland CTC hosts an annual day-long event for prospective eighth grade students to build awareness of non-traditional careers and to increase the enrollment of non-traditional students at the school. Overview All eighth grade students from one of the local middle schools attended the CTC for an entire day in the spring … Continue reading Non-Traditional Student Recruiting Day

Parent Appreciation Dinner

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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

Protocol to Assure Special Population Students Succeed in CTE Programs

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Individuals with Disabilities, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance Beaver County Career & Technology Center administrators and staff created and implemented a Special Education Communication Protocol that addresses CTE and Local Education Agency responsibilities to ensure that students with IEPs or 504 plans receive the necessary services to succeed. Overview The staff at Beaver County Career & Technology Center (BCCTC) developed … Continue reading Protocol to Assure Special Population Students Succeed in CTE Programs

Graduate Follow-Up Surveys

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance York County School of Technology (York Tech) increased the response rate to the CTC student follow-up survey by switching from an online survey to a phone survey. Overview In order to improve the response rate and collect more extensive data, York Tech Assistant Director Scott Rogers decided to take a new approach … Continue reading Graduate Follow-Up Surveys

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

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, College and Career Pathways, Communications, Recruitment and Retention

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