One Superintendent’s Take on Career Pathways, ELO’s, and Competency-Based Education

By | September 17th, 2019|Article|

ORecently, David Ryan, Superintendent of School at SAU 16, spoke about the importance of helping build pathways to careers for students at Seacoast School of Technology, a topic he feels should receive more attention. “The current state of education includes multiple pathways for students that don't resemble traditional schooling of years' past,” he said. “We [...]

Making the Business Case for English

By | August 9th, 2019|Article, Uncategorized|

MWhile English is often viewed as a stand-alone academic subject, Beth York, English teacher and reading specialist at Concord High School, said it is time to rethink that paradigm. “Most people in the working world will be using their literacy to persuade, inform, instruct, remedy, or collaborate in order to achieve a goal,” she said. [...]

2019 NH-CTE Advocate of the Year

By | July 16th, 2019|Article, Awards|

State Senator Regina Birdsell was recently recognized as the 2019 NH-CTE Advocate of the Year. According to Doug Cullen of Pinkerton Academy, Senator Birdsell represents everything a CTE Center wants from an advocate in Government: a supporter, voice-in-Concord and always-present. She frequently attends events offering encouragement to not only students but also to faculty and [...]

Education and Industry Partners ‘Serving Up’ New Career Pathways

By | July 4th, 2019|Article|

There are many pathways into a career, which underscores New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association’s role in Carroll Academy, an adult high school program in Tamworth, NH. “In this current workforce climate, you need to look into every possible resource and partnership,” said Amie Pariseau of New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA). Whereas much [...]

Meeting Industry Needs at Bretton Woods Culinary Academy

By | June 20th, 2019|Article|

To meet the workforce demands, Omni Mount Washington Resort has developed Bretton Woods Culinary Academy (BWCA) in partnership with White Mountains Community College (WMCC) and the NH Department of Labor. A 3-year program, BWCA allows students to enroll in WMCC to work on their Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and attend classes at Omni. “They work with chefs on property and learn [...]

Re-Defining the Internship Model in Automotive Technology at Nashua Technology Center

By | May 30th, 2019|Article|

While we live in a digital age, there is no substitute for hands-on, work-based learning, which is why staff at Nashua Technology Center (NTC) are pushing to ramp up internships in its Automotive Technology program. Citing approximately 400 job openings for automotive technicians in the state, NTC Director Amanda Bastoni said it is not enough, [...]

NH-CTE Summer Professional Development Event

By | May 24th, 2019|Article, Professional Development|

August 7th & 8th at Manchester Community College Join CTE professionals from around the state for a two-day conference. Day one will focus on bringing clusters together and networking, meeting new DOE Bureau of Career Development (BCD) staff and leadership, and a broad overview of the opportunities on the horizon for teaching and learning in [...]

Industry Partnerships Help ‘Fuel’ Success for CTE Program

By | May 16th, 2019|Article|

Recently, Aaron White and Sheamus Powers, students in Portsmouth High School Career Technical Center’s Automotive Technology program, placed 7th in the nation at the National Auto Tech Championship in New York City. The achievement, according to Portsmouth Career Technical Education (CTE) Director Diane Canada, helps underscore not just the strength of the program, but its [...]

Biotechnology Program Receives National Recognition

By | May 6th, 2019|Article, Awards|

Advanced CTE recently recognized the top eight Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study with the Excellence in Action Award. These programs represent the best of CTE, with each providing clear pathways into college and careers, rigorous academic and technical coursework, strong industry partnerships, and effective work-based learning experiences that offer opportunities for career exploration [...]

NH-CTE Leader of the Year Award

By | May 6th, 2019|Article, Awards|

Congratulations to Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director at Nashua Technology Center North, for being named as the 2019 NH-CTE Leader of the year. The award is for those employed as full-time CTE administrators, program specialists and coordinators (not employed as teachers or counselors) who have provided significant contributions to professional associations and NH-CTE programs for students [...]