Parent Appreciation Dinner

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Chester County Technical College High School – Pennock’s Bridge Campus (TCHS-PB) hosted a free Parent Appreciation Dinner to connect with parents, inform them about the opportunities offered their students, and to show the school’s appreciation for their support. Overview TCHS-PB hosted a Parent Appreciation With Staff and Administration (PAWSTA) Night for all … Continue reading Parent Appreciation Dinner

Protocol to Assure Special Population Students Succeed in CTE Programs

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Individuals with Disabilities, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance Beaver County Career & Technology Center administrators and staff created and implemented a Special Education Communication Protocol that addresses CTE and Local Education Agency responsibilities to ensure that students with IEPs or 504 plans receive the necessary services to succeed. Overview The staff at Beaver County Career & Technology Center (BCCTC) developed … Continue reading Protocol to Assure Special Population Students Succeed in CTE Programs

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

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Work-based learning

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

Cooperative Education Rating Forms for Employers

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement

At a Glance Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) automated the co-op feedback process for employers by moving pertinent forms online. Overview HCCTC placed weekly grading and skills grading forms online for employers to use when rating students in co-op placements. Administrators created a Google form, and it populates a spreadsheet. An extension of … Continue reading Cooperative Education Rating Forms for Employers

ACE2015, Auto Collision Experience Spotlight

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At a Glance Made possible by a partnership of 20 local and national companies and organizations and Technical College High School Brandywine Campus, the Auto Collision Experience Spotlight is designed to inform attendees of the rewarding and challenging career opportunities in the auto collision industry. Overview The Auto Collision Experience (ACE) Spotlight is a major … Continue reading ACE2015, Auto Collision Experience Spotlight

Little Lions Investment Club

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement

At a Glance As members of the Little Lion Fund (LLF), business students at State College Area High School advise members of the Little Lion Investment Club on which stocks to buy and sell based on their research and analysis. Overview The  Little Lion Investment Club is a group of adult investors interested in financial … Continue reading Little Lions Investment Club

Flipped Shop: Machine Technology – Indicating a Vise

Posted on Categories Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

At a Glance At the Career Institute of Technology, the Machine Technology instructor used a version of the Flipped Classroom technique to engage and motivate students while teaching them a new machine procedure. Overview Career Institute of Technology (CIT) Machine Technology instructor, Jason Longenbach, developed and implemented a modified version of a Flipped Classroom lesson … Continue reading Flipped Shop: Machine Technology – Indicating a Vise

Construction Cluster Winter Presentations and Interview Sessions

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

At a Glance Representatives from local construction companies participate in information sessions with Upper Bucks County Technical School Construction Cluster students, who then are invited to apply for interviews with the company.  Overview During the months of January, February and March, when construction companies typically have slower schedules and conduct planning for the upcoming year, … Continue reading Construction Cluster Winter Presentations and Interview Sessions

Student Career Interview Night

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At a Glance Indiana County Technology Center hosts an annual spring career interview night where local and regional employers are invited to interview students to fill entry-level positions at their company. Overview The purpose of the career interview night at Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) is to connect students who chose to enter the workforce … Continue reading Student Career Interview Night

Gaining Valuable Work Experience by Applying and Integrating CTE Skills

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Universal Audenreid Charter High School CTE, Culinary and Communications, students gain valuable work experience and apply the skills they learned in their programs by participating at a local fashion show fundraiser. Overview Universal Audenreid students from the Culinary Arts and the Arts, Entertainment and Communication Academies are very involved in the “Style … Continue reading Gaining Valuable Work Experience by Applying and Integrating CTE Skills