Making the Case for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

By | June 13th, 2018|Article|

Loosely defined as the thought processes involved in formulating problems and expressing solutions in ways that can be carried out by computers, computational thinking is not just relevant for computer science. This hypothesis has been the basis for Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation. Its purpose is to [...]

The Employment Gap and Importance of CTE

By | June 12th, 2018|Article|

Should a business owner ever turn down work? If you own a business in what is broadly referred to as “the trades,” the answer is probably yes, which Al Lawrence, owner of Artisan Electric in Madbury, NH, says only tells part of the story. The building industry is struggling because we have paid so little [...]

NHJES offers unique opportunity for students

By | May 6th, 2018|Article|

Reflecting its mission “to provide education, leadership, and support for the profession of Engineering across all disciplines of practice,” the New Hampshire Joint Engineering Societies (NHJES) is inviting students to its annual fall conference in October. NHJES is made up of organizations such as; Structural Engineers of New Hampshire (SENH), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), [...]

Educators Creating ‘Pathway’ to Success at MST

By | April 29th, 2018|Article|

While academic debates still persist regarding whether today's student requires more hands-on training or academic rigor to succeed as an adult, such discussions miss a key point. “There is a real career to be had in the trades that is quite lucrative with the right education,” said Karen Machado, principal at Manchester School of Technology [...]

Nothing “soft” about skills displayed at NH ProStart Invitational

By | April 19th, 2018|Article|

Although often referred to as “soft,” teamwork, communication, problem solving and critical thinking are skills in high demand in the workplace today, which makes the NH ProStart Invitational so unique. Held in early March at UNH, this culinary competition pits high school teams from across the state against one another, as they demonstrate these skills [...]

Teen Safety To Take Center Stage

By | March 30th, 2018|Article|

On May 29th, a packed house is expected at Pinkerton Academy from 6 to 9 pm in the Stockbridge Theatre for the first annual SAFETEEN Awards and Film Festival. At the event, awards will be given out I various categories, some of which include: Best Fire Safety Film, Best Suicide Prevention Film, Best Substance Abuse [...]

Early College Program Provides Opportunities

By | March 13th, 2018|Article|

In an industry that is expected to keep booming for years, careers in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are not only desirable, but lucrative. According to local HVAC companies actively involved in the Program Advisory Board at Manchester Community College (MCC), the current annual salary for an experienced HVAC Technician is about $70k. By [...]

Whelen Engineering and CTE Leaders Working Together

By | February 28th, 2018|Article|

Among several related objectives, one of the most important for the NH Association of Career and Technical Administrators (NHCTA) is to form meaningful partnerships with industry. One such partnership is with the Whelen Engineering Company, Inc, which will host a meeting on March 9 at its manufacturing facility in Charlestown, NH with CTE directors and [...]

Concord High School Automotive Technology Teacher Wins National Award

By | February 26th, 2018|Article, Automotive|

Concord Regional Technical Center Automotive Technology teacher Scott Mayotte has been recognized as one of the top skilled trades teachers in the country in the annual Harbor Freight Tools for Schools national competition. His $30,000 prize is a split award, with $10,000 going to Mr. Mayotte and $20,000 going to his automotive program at the [...]

Vermont/New Hampshire Career Development Association to Host First All-Day Workshop

By | February 22nd, 2018|Article|

On Friday, April 13, the Vermont/New Hampshire Career Development Association (VTNHCDA)will host its first ever all-day workshop at Keen State College. According to Doug Cullen, past president of the association, the gathering will be “a small event, but with great speakers," each of whom will initiate conversations around Transition Planning for students and young adults [...]