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
At a Glance Faced with the challenge of learning loss as a result of the COVID 19 Pandemic in 2020-2021, the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) created an after school program to support their students. What initially started as an idea to provide extra lab time to students after school quickly evolved to also utilizing … Continue reading Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School: Navigation Nights
At a Glance Students at Mon Valley Career and Technology Center customized a 2001 Jeep Wrangler, which was donated by the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) High School Vehicle Build Program. The students’ work captured first place at the Autorama World of Wheels car show in Pittsburgh, which took place in January 2022. Description Students … Continue reading Mon Valley Career and Technology Center: Automotive Students participate in Autorama World of Wheels Competition
At a Glance The COVID-19 Pandemic presented many challenges to career and technical centers seeking to recruit students from their local sending schools. Students were unable to visit the career and technical center to learn about their programs and the benefits of enrolling in career and technical education. To address this issue, the leadership team … Continue reading Central Westmoreland Career and Technical Center: Central Westmoreland CTC Road Show
At a Glance The leadership team at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center recognized the need to support incoming students of the Career and Technology Center. The Retention Program has provided keys to supporting at-risk students in their selected CTE programs. Description The administrative team at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) believes that … Continue reading Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center: Retention Program