Problem-based Learning – Building Chairs for Students with Autism

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, Project-based Learning, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Students in Lehigh Career and Technical Institute’s (LCTI) service occupations cluster (SOC) building trades maintenance program and students in the mechatronics program collaborated with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit on a problem-based learning project- to design and build a better classroom chair for students with autism. Description During the 2018-2019 school year, … Continue reading Problem-based Learning – Building Chairs for Students with Autism

Business Education Partnership Provides Apprenticeship Opportunities for Students

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board, Postsecondary Transitions, Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Recruitment and Retention, Work-based learning

At a Glance The Careers in Construction Alliance is a collaborative effort between Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS), Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (ABC), 500 regional commercial construction employers, and local high schools to promote careers and employment opportunities within the construction industry. This collaboration is funded by ABC. UBCTS was one … Continue reading Business Education Partnership Provides Apprenticeship Opportunities for Students

Student Success Form

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, 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, Individuals with Disabilities, 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

Facilitating Special Education Services

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, Special Needs Students / IEPs, Student Engagement

At a Glance To support the success of students enrolled at the Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (NWCTC), the CTC partners with the Westmoreland County Intermediate Unit to employ a Special Education Facilitator. The facilitator provides learning support to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and coordinates services between four participating high schools. Description … Continue reading Facilitating Special Education Services

Assessing Student Interest and Skills to Guide Program Placement

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, 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

Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Engagement, Individuals From Economically Disadvantaged Families, Including Low-Income Youth and Adults, Students Needs

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center:  Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation At a Glance Through a collaboration between Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) and the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, SCCTC students who are financially eligible can receive scholarships to pay for the necessary expenses of their CTE program … Continue reading Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation

Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School: NOCTI Assessment Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, NOCTI Prep, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Admiral Peary Area Vocation Technical School (APAVTS) students with IEPs are offered a range of support services to help prepare for the NOCTI assessments. These ongoing services are aligned to meet the specific learning needs of students. Description At APAVTS, the difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments between students … Continue reading Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School: NOCTI Assessment Support for Students with IEPs

Schuylkill Technology Center: School Climate Initiative

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Individuals From Economically Disadvantaged Families, Including Low-Income Youth and Adults, 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, Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, 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