“Manufacturing” a Path to Success

By | November 10th, 2017|Article|

A 4-year college or university is not the only pathway to a successful career, which is something Joe Peterson wishes he knew when he graduated high school in 2008. Acknowledging he felt pressure to attend post-secondary school of some kind while also admitting he had no concrete plan for his future, he enrolled in a [...]

NH Students Share What is Working to Get Them Ready for the Future

By | October 31st, 2017|Article|

As automation and artificial intelligence continue to change the way all industries operate, students planning for college and careers face a unique challenge – securing educational opportunities that will serve them in a world where employment needs change faster than the time it takes to earn a post-secondary degree or job training. The Ready in [...]

Future Looks Bright for Construction

By | October 24th, 2017|Article, Building & Construction Trades|

On Thursday, October 26, hundreds of business owners, architects, contractors and others are expected to attend the Annual “Excellence in Construction” Awards, presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors, New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter (ABCNHVT). At the event in which there are seats for 50 teachers and students at no charge, ABCNHVT’s Jennifer Landon said the purpose [...]

Building Connections

By | October 19th, 2017|Article|

On Friday, October 20, the Seacoast School of Technology will host a College and Career Fair with more than 65 colleges, technical programs, local businesses and military representatives expected in attendance. According to Equity Counselor Sharon Spooner, the objective behind the nearly full-day event is to help students gather information so they can make informed [...]

When One Door Closes, Another Opens for CTE

By | October 12th, 2017|Article|

For White Mountains Regional High School (WMRHS), the opportunity to transform its CTE program was about finding an open door after another one shut. “A few years ago, we were up for sizable renovations, which would’ve expanded many of the CTE classrooms, but unfortunately both measures failed,” explained Rob Scott, CTE Director at WMRHS. “It [...]

Flexibility and Competency Go Hand in Hand in Manchester

By | October 5th, 2017|Article|

She has penned an opinion piece for the Hechinger Report, a renowned education journal. In May, the Christian Science Monitor profiled her program in a story titled, “Reinventing high school.” However, for Karen Hannigan Machado, Principal at Manchester School of Technology (MST-HS)), helming one of New Hampshire’s most ambitious CTE programs—and one of its newest [...]

Career and Technical Education Changes with the Times

By | September 27th, 2017|Article|

  With a dynamic curriculum and growing public-private partnerships, the Portsmouth Career Technical Center is preparing its 280-plus student population for the challenges of a 21st century economy. “Our goal has always been to give our students the experience and certifications they need in industries that will allow them to stay right here and home [...]

Industry and CTE Centers Partnerships Driving Innovation in NH

By | August 31st, 2017|Article|

With employers across a variety of industries in the Granite State struggling to meet their hiring needs, Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers have become an increasingly important resource. The capacity of CTE centers to develop the skilled workforce of tomorrow, however, has been significantly enhanced in the past two years through an innovative collaboration [...]

Mapping out a New Course for CTE

By | August 14th, 2017|Article|

Earlier this year, the 27 Directors and Administrators of NH's Career and Technical Centers (NHCTA) created a new position—executive director—for the NH Career and Technical Educators association (NHCTE). Lasting several months, the search resulted in the hire of Christine Carr, a NH native who has helped more than 500 small technology businesses launch and grow [...]

SST students make the most of their senior year

By | July 27th, 2017|Article|

For Katie Callahan and Kevin Ho, who both recently graduated from Exeter High School, their capstone project in Video Production at the Seacoast School of Technology (SST) helped to define their senior year. Enrolled in the Digital Media Arts program, Callahan and Ho spent 6 months filming the construction of two tiny homes, which were [...]