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Workforce shortage underscores importance of SkillsUSA, CTE Education

By | March 4th, 2019|Article|

Like many states around the nation, New Hampshire is experiencing difficulty filling available jobs in what are broadly referred to as ‘the trades,’ a problem managers and business owners fear will only worsen. “This isn't a case where we are going to be in trouble--we are already in trouble,” said Al Lawrence, owner of Artisan [...]

Students get a ‘Head Start’ with ProStart

By | February 25th, 2019|Article|

On Monday, March 11, students from more than half a dozen Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers will compete in the NH ProStart State Invitational at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester. During the culinary portion of the competition, participating teams demonstrate their creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 [...]

Salem CTE Programs Creating Pathways for Career Success

By | February 20th, 2019|Article|

According to Salem CTE Center Chris Dodge, one consistent challenge to enrollment in their programs, which range from Automotive Technology and Culinary Arts to Digital Graphic Applications and Marketing and Sales, stem from public misconceptions. “There are many people in the general public that refer to what we do as vocational training,” he noted. “That [...]

Full ‘Steam’ Ahead for New Program at NTC

By | February 1st, 2019|Article|

What started as a conversation in November 2017 among several staff has turned into Drones & Technology, a full semester class that will launch for the 2019/20 academic school year at Nashua Technology Center North (NTC). Geared toward students in the 11th and 12 grade, the program will build off Drone Photography- Girls in STEM, [...]

ROBOT ALGEBRA: Pilot math course to launch at Nashua North

By | January 21st, 2019|Article|

The state Department of Education in September awarded the Nashua Technology Center a $50,000 grant to pilot a Career Technical Education-based Algebra I course for the 2019-20 academic term, with the help of various representatives through research and feasibility testing. For Edelblut, awarding the grant was an easy decision: he was eager, he said, to [...]

“Flexing” Time in School

By | January 16th, 2019|Article|

“Flexing” time in school The introduction of technology is not the only change in today’s classroom, as many students struggle with availability of time, which is an issue that resulted in the Flexible Time Model (FTM). FTM is a school structure that provides a set amount of time each school day during which students have [...]

NHLRA Looks Back, Ahead

By | December 19th, 2018|Article|

With the hospitality industry struggling to fill open positions, education and workforce development was a strong focus in 2018 for the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA). “There's not one solution, but throughout 2018, we worked to create programs and activities we hope will help build the next generation of industry leaders and develop [...]

Constructing a New Career Pathway for Students

By | December 7th, 2018|Article|

One of the biggest challenges in industry today in New Hampshire is the workforce labor shortage, a reality that serves as backdrop to a new construction career exploration program at Parkside Middle School in Manchester. According to Jennifer Landon of Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire/Vermont (ABC NH/VT), the program is unique in that [...]

CTE’s Big(ger) Picture

By | November 19th, 2018|Article|

Recently, Steve Rothenberg, NHCTA/NH-CTE President, joined a diverse group of leaders from across the nation in California to discuss ways to better advance the skilled trades in the automotive, construction, manufacturing, welding and HVAC sectors. The trip was sponsored by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, whose guiding principle is grounded in a deep respect for [...]

Making the Collaborative Case for Computer Science

By | November 8th, 2018|Article|

With the majority of STEM jobs in computing and a projected job growth of 13% compared with 6.5% growth across all occupations, the need for computer science education has never been greater. It is this need that in part led Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation, to establish [...]