Lehigh Career and Technical Institute: Fifth Grade CTC Tours

Posted on Categories Engagement, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) offers tours of their facility and programs to fifth grade students from all of their sending districts to introduce them to career and technical education. This profile showcases how the LCTI team organized and facilitated tours in the second semester of 2021 running over two weeks … Continue reading Lehigh Career and Technical Institute: Fifth Grade CTC Tours

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

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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

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

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

Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center with the Manufacturers Resource Center in Partnership with the Berks County Intermediate Unit: Pennsylvania Dream Team in Berks County

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At a Glance The PA Dream Team is a team of young professionals who work in the manufacturing field, specifically in STEM-related careers, and have been trained by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) and the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) to present their career journeys to students in Berks County. The PA Dream Team pilot … Continue reading Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center with the Manufacturers Resource Center in Partnership with the Berks County Intermediate Unit: Pennsylvania Dream Team in Berks County

Berks Career and Technology Center: Flexible Meeting Schedules to Best Meet the Needs of Industry Partners

Posted on Categories Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board

At a Glance In an effort to meet the needs of its industry partners and to accommodate their busy schedules, Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) builds in flexibility for when it holds Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) meetings and the manner by which it conducts these meetings. Description BCTC observed declining participation among industry partners … Continue reading Berks Career and Technology Center: Flexible Meeting Schedules to Best Meet the Needs of Industry Partners

Parkway West Career & Technology Center: Employer Involvement with CTE Programs & Occupations Advisory Committees through Industry Visits

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At a Glance In order to cultivate strong relationships with current Occupational Advisory Committee members and potential new members, instructors at Parkway West Career & Technology Center (Parkway West CTC) are required to conduct two industry visits per school year. The first visit must be with a current Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) board member, and … Continue reading Parkway West Career & Technology Center: Employer Involvement with CTE Programs & Occupations Advisory Committees through Industry Visits

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Workforce Investment Board Training Initiative Partnership

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At a Glance Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) , Bradford County CareerLink, and Trehab, a local community action agency, formed a partnership through the Workforce Investment Board Training Initiative to provide training to adults and summer youth programs to 16-24 year olds. Description SCCTC has been involved in the Workforce Investment Board Training … Continue reading Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Workforce Investment Board Training Initiative Partnership

Berks Career & Technology Center: Collaborative Partnership with the Workforce Development Board

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At a Glance The strong collaborative relationship between Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC) and Berks County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is integral to the funding and development of new programs and a STEAM Career Exploration camp. Description To address the workforce development needs of the region, BCTC and the Berks County WDB effectively coordinate … Continue reading Berks Career & Technology Center: Collaborative Partnership with the Workforce Development Board

Berks Career and Technology Center and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center: Career Exploration Camp Grant

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  Over the past five years, Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center (RMCTC) have offered a career exploration camp to middle school students in Berks County.  Students would spend one week at the Career and Technical Centers (CTC) and be introduced to the programs, skills, and career pathways … Continue reading Berks Career and Technology Center and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center: Career Exploration Camp Grant