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 [...]

Salem CTE Center Offering Rigorous Programs

By | April 6th, 2019|Article, Schools (for school directory only)|

The Windham Independent News recently featured an article highlighting the CTE programs in Salem.  Read the article here.

Workforce shortage underscores importance of SkillsUSA, CTE Education

By | March 4th, 2019|Article|

Like many states around the nation, New Hampshire is experiencing difficulty filling available jobs in what are broadly referred to as ‘the trades,’ a problem managers and business owners fear will only worsen. “This isn't a case where we are going to be in trouble--we are already in trouble,” said Al Lawrence, owner of Artisan [...]

Students get a ‘Head Start’ with ProStart

By | February 25th, 2019|Article|

On Monday, March 11, students from more than half a dozen Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers will compete in the NH ProStart State Invitational at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester. During the culinary portion of the competition, participating teams demonstrate their creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 [...]

Salem CTE Programs Creating Pathways for Career Success

By | February 20th, 2019|Article|

According to Salem CTE Center Chris Dodge, one consistent challenge to enrollment in their programs, which range from Automotive Technology and Culinary Arts to Digital Graphic Applications and Marketing and Sales, stem from public misconceptions. “There are many people in the general public that refer to what we do as vocational training,” he noted. “That [...]

Full ‘Steam’ Ahead for New Program at NTC

By | February 1st, 2019|Article|

What started as a conversation in November 2017 among several staff has turned into Drones & Technology, a full semester class that will launch for the 2019/20 academic school year at Nashua Technology Center North (NTC). Geared toward students in the 11th and 12 grade, the program will build off Drone Photography- Girls in STEM, [...]