This guide draws upon the collective professional experience and knowledge of the instructional Support and Guidance PLC members as presented during PLC meetings and in online discussion forums. The guide captures the information and considerations that PLC members identified as being key enrollment and recruitment strategies. Read the guide here.
The material presented in this guide draws upon the collective professional experience and knowledge of the Instructional Support and Guidance PLC members as presented during PLC meetings and in online discussion forums. The guide captures the information and considerations that PLC members identified as being key enrollment and recruitment strategies. Read the guide here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE), has compiled this resource guide, whichlists industry-recognized credentials for career and technical education programs in Pennsylvania’s career clusters. The resource guide is designed to assist schools with the process of identifying organizations that provide industry-recognized credentials. The guide is organized by career cluster. Download guide HERE.
Research has proven that consistent teacher effort to utilize proven strategies will make significant improvements in student performance. A series of small curriculum planning and instructional delivery changes made by a teacher over time will result in more focused instruction, more engaged students and improved performance. Download the guide HERE.
The foundation of a successful CTE program starts with local leadership. 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. These practices include: (1) Open, transparent, ongoing communication; (2) Sharing resources (financial, programmatic, etc.) Collaborative approaches to … Continue reading Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships
The programs profiled in this guide represent a variety of initiatives and opportunities for students to take advantage of the training and preparation offered by CTE, which offers more than most people may realize. Key elements identified in the educational collaborations profiled in this report include: Leadership that scans the economy to identify emerging workforce … Continue reading Five Innovative Practices Taking Place in PA’s CTCs
Eight CTCs partnered with their Workforce Development Boards to expand career development. Learn more about the important and innovative ways they utilized this funding. Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center http://pacteresources.com/2017/06/promising-practices-eastern-westmoreland-career-and-technical-center/ Lehigh Career and Technical Center and Lehigh Valley http://pacteresources.com/2017/06/promising-practices-lcti-and-lehigh-valley/ Upper Bucks County Technical School http://pacteresources.com/2017/03/promising-practice-upper-bucks-county-technical-school/ A.W. Beattie Career Center http://pacteresources.com/2017/03/promising-practice-a-w-beattie-career-center/ Mercer County Career Center … Continue reading Making the Most of a Business-Education Partnership Grant
To help students make a successful transition to college and career, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators at many Pennsylvania’s career and technical centers (CTCs) are providing explicit and innovative supports that increase students’ college and career awareness, help them navigate through the college application and admission process, and help them enter the workforce. This PDE … Continue reading Supporting Career and Technical Education Students’ Transition to College and Career
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
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technology offers several toolkits targeted to the needs of CTE staff. BCTE Work-based Learning Toolkit, published in early 2017, is available for download.