Robotics Students Prepare for the Future

By | December 22nd, 2016|Article|

While the existence of robots still seems like science fiction for many parents, today’s students are actively programming and working with them in anticipation of entering an increasingly technology-oriented workplace. Recently, 6 teams from Pinkerton Academy VEX Robotics program tried their hand at designing and programming a robot at Pembroke Academy’s Winter Classic Robotics Competition [...]

Pinkerton Academy students garner national attention

By | November 29th, 2016|Article|

Distracted driving is a societal problem and one that 3 students in Pinkerton Academy’s Video Production program tackled head on this past spring in their production of videos for The Community Alliance for Teen Safety. Producing, shooting and editing a 30 second, 1 minute, and 90 second video versions, the students involved in the project [...]

Bridging the Gap

By | November 7th, 2016|Article, Uncategorized|

Sometimes, youth must think “tiny” in order to dream big, which is a metaphorical concept that will come to life for about 100 Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in the next 4 to 5 months. Representing 4 CTE centers from across NH, these students will build 5 “tiny” homes as part of a competition [...]

In the “Middle”

By | November 7th, 2016|Article|

Requiring education beyond that of high school but less than a 4-year college degree, middle-skill jobs make up the largest portion of the current labor market in the nation and in each of the 50 states. In fact, according to a report by the Harvard Business School, 69% of HR executives note that their inability [...]

Constructing a Brighter Future

By | November 1st, 2016|Article|

Promoting the construction industry to New Hampshire youth, the 2016 New Hampshire Construction Career Days event will take place at the Hillsborough County Youth Foundation Center in New Boston on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23. In total, more than 50 schools and 1,600 high school students are registered for the event, which has [...]

CTE teachers take advantage of project based learning

By | September 18th, 2016|Article|

In early August, approximately 25 New Hampshire CTE instructors attended a two-day, project based learning (PBL) workshop in Concord with Marty Sugerik of the Southern Regional Education Board There were about 25 attendees that participated. In total, the training provided 13 hours of Professional Development over a two day period. Areas covered during the two [...]

Promoting cognitive rigor

By | September 18th, 2016|Article|

It is not so much what student knows, but how and what he/she does with that knowledge that will serve the needs of industry today and tomorrow, which underscores the usefulness of the Cognitive Rigor Matrix. Designed by Karen Hess, the Matrix is a tool and resource that Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers can [...]

A Gathering of Tribes by Ray Davis, Ph.D.

By | September 17th, 2016|Article|

Every so often great minds come together to create a source of synergy the whole of which exceeds the sum of the parts. Thus, is the case with two giants of career development in the United States. The National Career Development Association (NCDA) has worked with the Association of Career and Technology Education (ACTE) to [...]

New chapter marks unprecedented collaboration for NCDA

By | August 19th, 2016|Article|

At the end of June, the National Career Development Association (NCDA) announced the formation of the Vermont/New Hampshire Career Development Association (VT/NH CDA). According to Doug Cullen, who was voted founding president of the chapter by NCDA membership, it is the first time two states have ever collaborated within one chapter. “There was actually a [...]

Staying ‘nimble’ the key to CTE programming

By | August 19th, 2016|Article, Business, CTE Administration, Hospitality, Programs|

Offered since the 1970’s, CTE programs at the Career Technical Education Center at Portsmouth High School are thriving, according to Career Technical Education Director Diane Canada. Averaging approximately 200 students annually, Portsmouth will offer seven programs in school year 2016-17, which include: Education & Teacher Training, Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Construction Trades, Architecture & Engineering Design, [...]