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

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

Girls’ Night Out Recruits Non-Traditional Students

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance An evening event introduces potential female students to non-traditional careers. Overview / Implementation When Director Chris Moritzen joined the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) staff in 2014, he noted a lack of marketing for the recently renovated school. Since then, several new marketing efforts have been established including Girls’ Night … Continue reading Girls’ Night Out Recruits Non-Traditional Students

Promising Practice Upper Bucks County Technical School

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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 Promising Practice Upper Bucks County Technical School

Promising Practice Mercer County Career Center

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AT A GLANCE In an ongoing effort to increase alignment between its career and technical education programs and the stated needs of regional employers, Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) staff leveraged funds obtained through the West Central Workforce Development Board. Resources, including those from a Business Education Partnership (BEP) grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Department … Continue reading Promising Practice Mercer County Career Center

Promising Practice Tri-County

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Tri-County Business-Education Partnership Mini-Grant Program AT A GLANCE Facilitated by the Tri-County Workforce Development Board and offered to schools and organizations in Pennsylvania’s Armstrong, Butler, and Indiana counties, the mini-grant Program promoted and expanded career awareness activities for students in grades nine through 12. RESULTS / IMPACT Multiple programs funded by the mini-grants impacted several … Continue reading Promising Practice Tri-County

Girls Night Out

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance To increase enrollment among female students in non-traditional programs, Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) hosts a Girls Night Out event for prospective female students to showcase the school’s programs in non-traditional career fields. Overview Hosted by WMCTC, the Girls Night Out event is open to prospective female students in grades … Continue reading Girls Night Out

Career and Technology Center Recruitment Plan

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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

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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