Exeter Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Margaret Callahan, retiring SST Principal

By | May 4th, 2019|Article, Uncategorized|

Longtime St. Vincent de Paul board member and Exeter Rotarian Rachael Ela was named Citizen of the Year at the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year awards. The annual ceremony, which honors businesses and community leaders, took place March 28 at the Ashworth by the Sea in Hampton. Ela was named Citizen [...]

NH-CTE Recognizes the 2019 Teacher of the Year

By | May 4th, 2019|Article|

The first EVER New Hampshire teacher of the year award was recently presented at Salem High School.  Like the 1st album of a great band, the first teacher winner reconciles YEARS of never choosing, so the competition was intense and the winner SO DESERVING! This winner will: Be recognized first and foremost in front of [...]

Getting Technical: Congresswoman visits Milford High School’s Applied Technology Center

By | May 4th, 2019|Article|

MILFORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., would certainly never discourage anyone from pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Still, during her Tuesday visit to Milford High School, Kuster acknowledged that four-year degrees are likely not the best path for everyone. “It is so oppressive for people with the burdens they have for college debt right now, [...]

Milford High School holds Job and Internship Fair for students

By | May 4th, 2019|Article, Uncategorized|

MILFORD – With handshakes and smiles, students put their best selves forward last week during a job and internship fair at Milford High School. Representatives of 45 local companies had booths set up in the gym for the all-day event so students could quiz them about opportunities for summer jobs or long-term careers. “Every company [...]

Principal Looking to “Grow” Awareness of Award-Winning Program

By | May 1st, 2019|Article|

Recently, Margaret Callahan, principal at Seacoast School of Technology (SST), was awarded the Honorary State Future Farmers of America (FFA) degree in recognition of her support and dedication to agricultural education students in New Hampshire. Acknowledging she was “overwhelmed” and “stunned” by the accolade, Callahan said the real story is the strength of the Animal [...]

Educators and Business Leaders to Explore Apprenticeships at Roundtable Discussion

By | April 24th, 2019|Article|

EOn Monday, May 13, dozens of educators and industry leaders are expected at Business Roundtable: Apprenticeship as a Workforce Solution, hosted by Apprenticeship NH and NHTI, Concord's Community College. According to Amie L. Pariseau of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, the apprenticeship model is important in NH. “Apprenticeships can assist employers who are [...]

Students on the Right “Career Path” in CTE

By | April 16th, 2019|Article|

Students on the right “career path” in CTE While Career and Technical Education (CTE) has garnered more attention in recent years, much is still misunderstood about it. “CTE is not a lower level of education,” said Samara Holmes, current student at Seacoast School of Technology (SST). “Technical schools and entering ‘the trades’ have a bad [...]

Pinkerton CTE Student Runs His Own Maple Sugaring Business

By | April 6th, 2019|Article, Centers, FFA, Natural Resources/Conservation|

Pinkerton Academy senior Ryan Neil takes work-based learning to new heights.  Starting at age 13, Ryan's Sugar Shack got its start by tapping two trees.  Five years later, he now has 1,500 taps which produced 250 gallons of maple syrup.  This year, with the addition of a vacuum system, he is on track to produce [...]

WMUR’s Chronicle Visits Milford’s Culinary Arts Program

By | April 6th, 2019|Article, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Programs|

On a segment about out of the way lunch spots in New Hampshire, the Chronicle camera crew visited Windows on West Street, the culinary arts restaurant at Milford High School.  Comments ranged from acquiring career experience while in high school to great food at a great price.  Watch the segment here.

It’s Time to Rethink High School Education

By | April 6th, 2019|Article, CTE Administration, CTE Promotion|

Steve Rothenberg, CTE Director at Concord High School, recently shared his thoughts on changes which need to be made in our education system.  "If we want more students to graduate truly ready for today’s college and career opportunities, we can no longer continue to educate them in silos that fail to connect that learning in [...]