Harrisburg Area Community College: Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) Program of Study Outreach

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At a Glance Through the TechLink Consortium, which is managed through Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Program of Study Outreach staff conduct “SOAR Road Shows” at TechLink Consortium schools at their request. The POS Outreach staff also provides information sessions within HACC to key personnel such as Admissions, Advisors, and Welcome Center Staff to increase … Continue reading Harrisburg Area Community College: Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) Program of Study Outreach

Lackawanna College: Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) Program Expansion, Marketing, Recruiting, and Retention

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At a Glance Lackawanna College has implemented new processes over the last five years to expand their SOAR offerings, market the programs to the regional career and technology centers, recruit students, and assist them in completing their programs of study. Description This best practice profile highlights how Lackawanna College (LC), located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, developed … Continue reading Lackawanna College: Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) Program Expansion, Marketing, Recruiting, and Retention

Garden Spot High School: Onboarding New Employers as Cooperative Education Sites

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Cooperative Education

At a Glance This Best Practice highlights how the Career Pathways Coordinator at Garden Spot High School developed a detailed approach to onboarding local businesses to support both the Cooperative Education and Internship program. The profile describes how one person with a vision and determination developed a thriving and effective work-based learning program for students. … Continue reading Garden Spot High School: Onboarding New Employers as Cooperative Education Sites

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Using Digital Software to Improve the Cooperative Education Program

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At a Glance This Best Practice highlights how a Cooperative Education coordinator utilizes digital signature software to increase the ease and efficiency of collecting all paperwork associated with Cooperative Education work site placements. Description Initially this practice was born out of the shift to a virtual environment at the CTC of Lackawanna County as a … Continue reading Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County: Using Digital Software to Improve the Cooperative Education Program

Cumberland Valley High School: Developing a Cooperative Education Employer Manual

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At a Glance Cumberland Valley High School has a robust Cooperative Education Program allowing high school seniors the opportunity to engage in high quality work-based learning with local employers. This profile highlights the Cooperative Education Employer Manual created by Career Coordinator, Terri Consevage. Description The Cooperative Education (COOP) program at Cumberland Valley High School permits … Continue reading Cumberland Valley High School: Developing a Cooperative Education Employer Manual

Monroe Career & Technical Institute: Strategies for Recruiting Employers as Cooperative Education/Diversified Occupations Work Sites

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At a Glance Monroe Career & Technical Institute (MCTI) has a rich history of collaborating with local businesses and industries to serve as work sites for its Cooperative Education and Diversified Occupations programs. Description MCTI’s Cooperative Education Program originated in the 1970s, and its Diversified Occupations started in the 1980s. Both programs experienced their highest … Continue reading Monroe Career & Technical Institute: Strategies for Recruiting Employers as Cooperative Education/Diversified Occupations Work Sites

Classic Car and Bike Show and Touch-A-Truck Event Raises Community Awareness about CTC

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At a Glance By hosting the Classic Car and Bike Show and Touch-A-Truck Event, Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center (CACTC) raises community awareness about the CTC and provides students an opportunity to develop their technical and employability skills. Description For several years, CACTC faculty and students have planned and hosted the Classic Car and … Continue reading Classic Car and Bike Show and Touch-A-Truck Event Raises Community Awareness about CTC

Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

Posted on Categories Parent Engagement, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) recognizes outstanding cooperative education students, their teachers, and their employers at an annual award ceremony. Description The LCTI School to Work Coordinator collaborates with the Director of Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development to organize the annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Award Ceremony. The event, which takes … Continue reading Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

Helping Students Obtain Driver’s License to Address Transportation Barriers

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At a Glance To help students take advantage of co-op and job opportunities, Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (WBACTC) has an agreement with a local company to provide driver training to students so that they may obtain their driver’s license. Description For many students, transportation barriers can affect their access to jobs and co-op … Continue reading Helping Students Obtain Driver’s License to Address Transportation Barriers

Career Fair for Seniors

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills

At a Glance Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (WBACTC) seniors are required to attend a career fair with local employers to strengthen their career prospects and opportunities. Description WBACTC collaborates with the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, PA CareerLink® Luzerne County and the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board to host the CenterPoint Career Fair at … Continue reading Career Fair for Seniors