At a Glance The leadership team at Franklin County Career and Technology Center in partnership with education consultant Daniel M. Perna, Ed. D., have created and implemented an individualized program for educator professional learning. The first two years of the program have yielded positive results and a positive shift in educators’ perceptions of professional development. … Continue reading Franklin County Career and Technology Center: Individualized Professional Development for Career and Technical Education Instructors
At a Glance The Franklin County Career and Technology Center recognized that the COVID-19 Pandemic may have resulted in a gap in learning for students from the onset in 2020 up to and including the 2023 school year. Therefore, the leadership team began to discuss learning gaps with teachers and staff as early fall of … Continue reading Franklin County Career and Technology Center: Using Task Tracking to Determine Learning Gaps
At a Glance Dr. Michael Herrera, Executive Director of Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS), led the successful implementation of a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Micro-Credential for Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators. This initiative significantly reshaped CTE education, equipping educators, many from business and industry backgrounds, to support diverse learners, including a substantial … Continue reading Upper Bucks County Technical School: Developing a UDL Micro-Credential for Career and Technical Educators
At a Glance Dr. Michael Herrera, Executive Director of Upper Bucks County Technical School, and Lisa Walck, the School Work Coordinator, have pioneered a dynamic strategy to fill the skilled workforce gap in their region. This plan, rooted in the principles of cooperative education and strong community engagement, serves as a model of best practices … Continue reading Upper Bucks County Technical School: Work-Based Learning Program
At a Glance The Western Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC) administrative team made the decision in the 2022-2023 school year to implement a PBIS Framework with the goal of recruiting and retaining students. Recognizing that negative behaviors and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) issues could interfere with a student completing their career and technical education … Continue reading Western Area Career and Technical Center: Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework to recruit and retain students.
At a Glance The Career and Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC) worked in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board to provide opportunities to educate students, who are the future workforce, and parents/guardians on local in-demand occupations and the career pathways associated with them. The first camp, which focused on welding, was extremely … Continue reading The Career and Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Recruitment Strategy – Saturday Morning Animation and Networking Camps
At a Glance The Lancaster County Career and Technical Center (LCCTC) recently revised Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) agenda and meeting minutes templates to ensure meetings provide evidence of committee approvals and the institution of Robert’s Rules of Order, an in-depth guide to parliamentary procedures, to clearly indicate when items are recommended by the OAC. Description … Continue reading Lancaster County Career and Technology Center: Development of an Effective Occupational Advisory Committee Agenda aligned to Robert’s Rules.
At a Glance This project brings elementary school students (fifth grade) from the Career and Technology Center of Lackawanna County’s (CTCLC) sending districts to visit the Career and Technology Center for the purpose of career exploration. During the site visits students learn about the many career pathway opportunities available to them should they become students … Continue reading The Career and Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Recruitment Strategy, Fifth Grade Site Tours
At a Glance This profile showcases an exemplary partnership between the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center (LCCTC) and the Ellwood City Historical Society and Elwood City Chamber of Commerce to build a replica of the original 1908 trolley. With the backing of the LCCTC administration, students and instructors from Welding, Commercial Art, Electrical Occupations … Continue reading Lawrence County Career and Technical Center: Trolley Restoration Project
At a Glance The Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) partners with Indiana Area Junior High School to produce Combat Robotic weapon parts as a way to engage middle school students in learning about machining technology. This collaboration introduces engineering and machining basics to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, with the intent of recruiting potential … Continue reading Indiana County Technology Center: Middle School Machining Technology Recruitment Program