NH Career and Technical Educators Attend Summer Conference

By | September 13th, 2018|Article, Professional Development|

Educators shared best practices and honed their skills to improve services provided to students in New Hampshire. PLYMOUTH, NH – More than 130 educators that serve nearly 10,000 career and technical education (CTE) students in New Hampshire attended a professional development and networking conference in mid-August. The New Hampshire Department of Education co-sponsored the summer [...]

Reflections at the Start of the School Year

By | September 7th, 2018|Article|

First and foremost and speaking for our our NHCTA / NH-CTE Board, we want to affirm our pride in--and admiration of--the NH-CTE community. It is an exciting time and certainly a moment to promote ourselves as a powerful and worthy option for high school students. Key Theme If there was one big picture theme for [...]

Connecting the Dots with NHLRA

By | August 31st, 2018|Article, Uncategorized|

In 2017, the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA) attended several sessions at the annual CTE Summer Conference to better understand the CTE model, which led to increased involvement at the same event this August. We find our relationships with CTE centers integral to developing and strengthening the hospitality industry. In 2017, we attended [...]

Framing Learning Around What Interest Students

By | August 7th, 2018|Article|

As part of the Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation, teachers at two Career & Technical Centers in NH this past year engaged students in creating their own apps. While on the surface, the class could be characterized as “computer science,” its purpose was to help teach computational [...]

Workshop on the New Perkins V

By | August 6th, 2018|Article|

“Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” Conducted by Michael Brustein, Esq. This workshop will track all of the substantive changes from the current law to the new law. Transition Plans will take effect on July 1, 2019. So much needs to be done between now and the time the State submits its Plan to [...]

Teacher receives STEM MVP Award

By | July 22nd, 2018|Article|

Not one to promote himself, Frank Xydias, high school engineering teacher at Milford High School, acknowledged surprise when he learned that a student--or several --nominated him for the iRobot -STEM -MVP teacher of the year award. He was even more surprised when he found out he won. “I was happy, excited and honored at the [...]

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 [...]

U.S. Representative Annie Kuster Promotes Career Education

By | May 31st, 2018|Article, CTE Promotion|

Representative Annie Kuster recently released a plan she terms the “Jobs and Opportunity Agenda.” Kuster highlighted the state’s relatively low jobless rate, saying the challenge now is to provide New Hampshire students the training they need to attain employment. “We have the jobs and we’re looking for people with the skills to fill those jobs,” is how U.S. [...]

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), [...]