Ascend – Education in Action

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills, Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Chester County Technical College High School (CCTCHS) developed the Ascend program to provide students extensive career learning opportunities with local manufacturers that help prepare them for a successful transition to postsecondary education or career opportunities.  Description Through a collaboration with local manufacturing organizations, CCTCHS implemented the Ascend program in the 2016-2017 school … Continue reading Ascend – Education in Action

Teaching Proper Hand Washing

Posted on Categories Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Employability Skills, Engagement, Student Engagement

At a Glance Students in the nursing assistant program at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (CWCTC) conduct a lesson on proper handwashing for local elementary school students. Description The Health Occupations Program instructors at CWCTC wanted a creative and engaging way to integrate more “real-world learning” into the curriculum and to reinforce the techniques … Continue reading Teaching Proper Hand Washing

Improved Cooperative Education Training Plan

Posted on Categories Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Work-based learning

At a Glance Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) developed a new Cooperative Education Training Plan that aligns the career objectives and Program of Study with students’ coop job placements. Description When students participate in a cooperative education job placement, it is important for the coop coordinator, students and the employer to communicate about the students’ … Continue reading Improved Cooperative Education Training Plan

Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition

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Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County:  Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition  At a Glance Students in the graphic communication program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC) participated in the Phoenix Challenge Foundation for the Flexographic Printing Industry competition. Description In April 2018, four CTCLC graphic communication students and their instructor … Continue reading Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition

Career Information Panel

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Engagement

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center:  Interactive Career Information Panel  At a Glance Professionals from the medical and education fields participated in a career information session at Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC). During the event, students asked relevant questions to try to determine the career of each panelist. Students were not aware of … Continue reading Career Information Panel

PA Career Ready Index Activities

Posted on Categories Assessment, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Career Information and Exploration, Classroom Assessments, Employability Skills, Online Learning Tools & Resources

At a Glance Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) implemented several student-centered strategies to support students and provide evidence of their progress as they complete the required Pennsylvania Career and Education Work (CEW) standards. Description To meet the state requirements for schools and school districts to maintain student evidence through Grade 11 for the … Continue reading PA Career Ready Index Activities

Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus: Career and Training Fair

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At a Glance Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus organized a Career and Training Fair for senior students. Description As part of a continuing effort to connect students with career opportunities, TCHS Brandywine staff organized its second Career and Training Fair for seniors in March 2018; the first event was held in spring 2017. … Continue reading Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus: Career and Training Fair

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: Career Portfolio Contest

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance Seniors at Seneca Highlands CTC participated in a career portfolio contest that supported the development of the Career Education and Work Standards (CEW). Description Seneca Highlands CTC facilitated the Career Portfolio Contest from October 2017 to the beginning of March 2018. Open to seniors, the contest aims to address CEW and to … Continue reading Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: Career Portfolio Contest

Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Industry Certifications, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Postsecondary Transitions

At a Glance Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) students may use the World Wide Interactive Network (WIN), an online, self-paced curriculum designed to prepare students for the WorkKeys Assessments. Description According to ACT’s website for the NCRC, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is awarded to individuals who demonstrate achievement and a certain level … Continue reading Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate