Building Connections

By | October 19th, 2017|Article|

On Friday, October 20, the Seacoast School of Technology will host a College and Career Fair with more than 65 colleges, technical programs, local businesses and military representatives expected in attendance. According to Equity Counselor Sharon Spooner, the objective behind the nearly full-day event is to help students gather information so they can make informed [...]

When One Door Closes, Another Opens for CTE

By | October 12th, 2017|Article|

For White Mountains Regional High School (WMRHS), the opportunity to transform its CTE program was about finding an open door after another one shut. “A few years ago, we were up for sizable renovations, which would’ve expanded many of the CTE classrooms, but unfortunately both measures failed,” explained Rob Scott, CTE Director at WMRHS. “It [...]

Flexibility and Competency Go Hand in Hand in Manchester

By | October 5th, 2017|Article|

She has penned an opinion piece for the Hechinger Report, a renowned education journal. In May, the Christian Science Monitor profiled her program in a story titled, “Reinventing high school.” However, for Karen Hannigan Machado, Principal at Manchester School of Technology (MST-HS)), helming one of New Hampshire’s most ambitious CTE programs—and one of its newest [...]

Career and Technical Education Changes with the Times

By | September 27th, 2017|Article|

  With a dynamic curriculum and growing public-private partnerships, the Portsmouth Career Technical Center is preparing its 280-plus student population for the challenges of a 21st century economy. “Our goal has always been to give our students the experience and certifications they need in industries that will allow them to stay right here and home [...]

Industry and CTE Centers Partnerships Driving Innovation in NH

By | August 31st, 2017|Article|

With employers across a variety of industries in the Granite State struggling to meet their hiring needs, Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers have become an increasingly important resource. The capacity of CTE centers to develop the skilled workforce of tomorrow, however, has been significantly enhanced in the past two years through an innovative collaboration [...]

Mapping out a New Course for CTE

By | August 14th, 2017|Article|

Earlier this year, the 27 Directors and Administrators of NH's Career and Technical Centers (NHCTA) created a new position—executive director—for the NH Career and Technical Educators association (NHCTE). Lasting several months, the search resulted in the hire of Christine Carr, a NH native who has helped more than 500 small technology businesses launch and grow [...]

SST students make the most of their senior year

By | July 27th, 2017|Article|

For Katie Callahan and Kevin Ho, who both recently graduated from Exeter High School, their capstone project in Video Production at the Seacoast School of Technology (SST) helped to define their senior year. Enrolled in the Digital Media Arts program, Callahan and Ho spent 6 months filming the construction of two tiny homes, which were [...]

Building a Better Future

By | July 6th, 2017|Article|

Presented by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and Build Your Future (BYF), the 3rd Annual I BUILT THIS video contest is now open. According to BYF’s Ashleigh Potuznik, the contest was designed to provide aspiring craft professionals and their instructors an opportunity to showcase “outstanding construction projects and designs.” “We established [...]

CTE student is Harvard Bound

By | June 6th, 2017|Article|

While some in society still view Career and Technical Education with skepticism, students are using it as a springboard for success, including Salem High School Senior Amanda Maille who has punched her ticket to Harvard. She is also class Valedictorian and will make her speech at graduation on Friday, June 9, although she deflects any [...]

For Art’s Sake

By | May 24th, 2017|Article|

On Thursday, May 11, more than 50 people attended an Art Show at Seacoast School of Technology (SST) in Exeter. Organized by seniors Alice “Doc” Rimkunas Nickerson and Kayleigh Lemire, who are in the Digital Media Arts program at SST, the show featured the work of students from all 12 programs offered at the school. [...]