Full “STEM” Ahead for GTD

By | March 18th, 2020|Article|

FWhile the next series of NH Girls Technology Day (GTD) events are cancelled due to the coronavirus, its mission is alive and well. “GTD is important because it allows 8 to 10th grade girls, who otherwise may not have the opportunity, to participate in a variety of applied STEM learning experiences,” said Nicole Bellabona, Consultant for [...]

An Inside Look into LRTC with Bruce Farr

By | March 2nd, 2020|Article|

AIn 2019, Bruce Farr, Principal of Lakes Region Technical Center (LRTC), received the 2019 NHCTE Service Award, a recognition that underscores for him the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) itself. “Everyone needs a balanced education,” he said. “Public education must provide our young people with an appreciation for the arts, academic skills, civic engagement [...]

CTSO Day underscores importance of CTE

By | February 17th, 2020|Article|

In an effort to increase statewide awareness about Career and Technical Education (CTE) in NH, the public is invited to attend CTSO Day at the State House Library Map Room on Tuesday, February 18. In addition to presentations to elected officials by Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) state officers, the annual event features demonstrations, [...]

A deeper look at the Granite State Association of FFA

By | February 11th, 2020|Article|

AOn April 2, large crowds are expected at the Omni Mount Washington Resort for the 90th annual convention of the Granite State Association of FFA, an event that serves multiple purposes. “It is the culmination of the FFA year for our students, a chance for them to come together and test their skills against others with similar interests [...]

Nashua Community College Invites Students to ‘discover’

By | February 11th, 2020|Article|

NOn April 2 at Nashua Community College, high school juniors and seniors are invited to Industry & Transportation/Manufacturing Career Discovery Day, an opportunity to learn about their various transportation and manufacturing programs. Transportation programs include Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Collision Repair Technology and Honda Automotive Technology, while manufacturing programs feature Precision Manufacturing, CNC and Mechanical [...]

Volvo Car University and Volvo Cars Exeter Team Up to Assist SST

By | February 8th, 2020|Article|

Career and Technical Education is often at the forefront when it comes to experiential, hands-on education, which is demonstrated in a recently announced collaboration between Seacoast School of Technology (SST) and Volvo Car University. Spearheaded by Dan Enxing of Volvo Cars Exeter, SST is one of six schools in the nation--and the only high school--to [...]

2020 Workforce Series Kicks Off

By | January 28th, 2020|Article|

2Recently, the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA) launched its 2020 Workforce Series, which is geared specifically toward the hospitality and tourism industry. In the first event, NH Human Trafficking Hospitality Industry Awareness Training, attendees learned how to identify such a situation, what to do and whom to call. “It was well-attended and revealed [...]

‘AMPED’ on CTE

By | January 17th, 2020|Article|

In June, Region 14 Applied Technology Center (ATC) and Conval High School in Peterborough will host AMPED on Algebra, a workshop for teachers that underscores an important concept behind Career and Technical Education (CTE) itself. “It is important that CTE instructors demonstrate to students that the competencies we are teaching represent the knowledge and skills [...]

‘Cooking Up’ Success at Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery

By | November 22nd, 2019|Article|

‘For young people looking to get their foot through the proverbial door of the culinary industry, there may be no better opportunity than the Cook Apprenticeship Program at Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in Raymond. “We have tailored this program to coincide with the training for our cook position,” explained Tuckaway Tavern's Assistant Executive Chef Jen [...]

Workforce shortage necessitates creative recruitment strategies

By | November 5th, 2019|Article|

MFLike many states, New Hampshire is experiencing difficulty filling available jobs in what are broadly referred to as ‘the trades,’ which has one business owner “thinking outside the box.” “Rather than posting jobs on job boards, which really doesn’t work anymore, I am turning to the community for their help,” said Al Lawrence, owner of [...]