Junior Achievement Partnership

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

At a Glance Early Childhood Education students spend one full day in an elementary school classroom teaching a Junior Achievement lesson. Overview At A.W. Beattie Career Center, senior and some select junior Early Childhood Education (ECE) students are given the opportunity to teach elementary school children for one day. The ECE students pair up to … Continue reading Junior Achievement Partnership

Industry Visits by Professional Advisory Committee

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At a Glance The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) at Somerset County Technology Center conducts some of its monthly meetings at local businesses to strengthen business partnerships and to help ready students for successful careers. Overview A Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of superintendents of districts participating in a consortium to establish and operate a … Continue reading Industry Visits by Professional Advisory Committee

Increasing Enrollment in Precision Machining Program

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At a Glance Staff from North Montco Technical Career Center formed a partnership with the Metal Service Center Institute to implement strategies for improving CTE program enrollment and overall industry perception. Overview Despite the fact that local employers continually ask North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC)  to provide more entry-level machinists, secondary enrollment in the … Continue reading Increasing Enrollment in Precision Machining Program

Pennsylvania Career & Technical Education: College and Career Pathways for the 21st Century

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, College and Career Pathways, Communications, Recruitment and Retention

This brochure describes how CTE in Pennsylvania is designed to meet a dual mission – developing students with both college readiness skills and a career path. It presents profiles and data to support the idea that CTE can help all students, including those who intend to pursue post secondary education, develop a clear game plan … Continue reading Pennsylvania Career & Technical Education: College and Career Pathways for the 21st Century

Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships

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The purpose of this guidebook is to share ideas and practical examples of “promising practices” that CTC leadership stakeholders can implement to improve their working relationships with Joint Operating Committees and sending school superintendents. In summary, these practices include: Open, transparent, ongoing communication Sharing resources (financial, programmatic, etc.) Collaborative approaches to challenges Flexibility and coordination … Continue reading Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships

Senior Graduation Project and Expo

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Student Engagement

North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) requires all students to complete a senior graduation project based on their technical concentration. The senior graduation project allows the student to demonstrate problem-solving skills, research skills, and independent work. The project also provides the opportunity for students to see multiple viewpoints, weigh conflict, and support views with credible … Continue reading Senior Graduation Project and Expo