Expanding Student Internship Programs in Berks County School Districts

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At a Glance The Berks Business Education Coalition supports and promotes career education initiatives in Berks County schools. Overview In 1992, Berks County business leaders formed the Berks Business Education Coalition (BBEC) to develop and support promising initiatives in Berks County schools. The coalition determined that a primary focus should be career education, a focus … Continue reading Expanding Student Internship Programs in Berks County School Districts

Industry Partnerships for Welding

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At a Glance Welding instructors at Edison High School developed union and industry partnerships in order to better train students for jobs on industrial grade equipment and technology. Overview In order to provide students with an industry-led learning experience, instructors of the welding program at Edison High School (EHS) developed strong partnerships with local welding … Continue reading Industry Partnerships for Welding

Health Information Management and Medical Records Technology Community Partnerships

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At a Glance Multiple partnerships have been developed between Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School, postsecondary institutions, and organizations in an effort to provide economically disadvantaged urban youth with experiences that empower them to interact effectively and professionally with adults. Overview To engage students in the healthcare system and prepare them for college, career, … Continue reading Health Information Management and Medical Records Technology Community Partnerships

Career Street Career Exploration and Planning Program

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At a Glance Career Street is a program that connects Erie County, Pennsylvania schools with employers and organizations in order to provide meaningful career-related experiences to students in grades kindergarten through 12. Overview Career Street is a community service program of the Erie County Vocational-Technical School (ECVTS) Foundation. As stated on their website: “Career Street is … Continue reading Career Street Career Exploration and Planning Program

BattleBots IQ Parts Manufacturing Partnership

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At a Glance Students in the machining program at Indiana County Technology Center collaborated with local high school students to manufacture parts for a BattleBots IQ program. Overview For several years, one of Indiana County Technology Center’s (ICTC) sending high schools sponsored a student BattleBots IQ team. BattleBots IQ is robotics education program that is … Continue reading BattleBots IQ Parts Manufacturing Partnership

Digital Media Portable Photo Booth Project

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At a Glance Students in the Digital Media program at Indiana County Technology Center practice their technical and business skills by staffing and managing a portable photo booth. Overview Indiana County Technology Center’s (ICTC) portable photo booth is a popular attraction at many school and community events. At an event, Digital Media students from ICTC … Continue reading Digital Media Portable Photo Booth Project

Volvo Certification Training Lab

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At a Glance Students in the Diesel Mechanics and Agricultural Mechanics programs at Franklin County Career and Technology Center can earn an industry certification in Lean Manufacturing and Assembly Operations.  Overview Since 2011, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (CTC) has partnered with the Volvo Construction Equipment Company in Shippensburg, PA to provide a … Continue reading Volvo Certification Training Lab

Automotive Technology Business Partnership

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At a Glance North Montco Technical Career Center’s partnership with the Hunter Engineering Company provides the opportunity for automotive technology students to train on state of the art equipment used in industry. Overview The partnership between North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) and the Hunter Engineering Company created a state of the art automotive technology … Continue reading Automotive Technology Business Partnership

Work-Based Learning with Business and Industry Engagement

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At a Glance Building/Property Maintenance students participate in “The Virtual Victorian House Project,” a teacher developed, project-based learning activity. Overview Students in the Building/Property Maintenance program at Susquehanna County CTC participate in a project-based learning experience entitled “The Virtual Victorian House Project Including Realistic Building Code Enforcement Analysis.” The purpose of the project is to … Continue reading Work-Based Learning with Business and Industry Engagement

Teaching 21th Century Entrepreneurial Skills through a Virtual Enterprise Class Experience

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At a Glance At Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) West Campus, students in the Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program participate in Virtual Enterprises International, a program that engages them in an international virtual business environment with real-time, real-world dynamics. Overview Members of the BCTC Occupational Advisory Committee and Rick Gochnauer, the Business Management and … Continue reading Teaching 21th Century Entrepreneurial Skills through a Virtual Enterprise Class Experience