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), [...]

Register now for the 2018 NH CTE Conference!

By | May 4th, 2018|Article, CTE Promotion, Professional Development|

Click on the title for registration links. Conference registration Exhibition of Student Work

10th Annual NH Construction Career Days

By | May 4th, 2018|Article, Building & Construction Trades, Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrician, Heating/Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heavy Equipment Maintenance & Repair, Plumbing & Water Supply Services, SkillsUSA NH, Tid Bits|

This year's Construction Career Days are scheduled for September 27th and 28th from 8:30-12:30.  It will be held at the Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation in New Boston, NH.  New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) exposes New Hampshire high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries through a hands-on exhibits and educational [...]

Educators Creating ‘Pathway’ to Success at MST

By | April 29th, 2018|Article|

While academic debates still persist regarding whether today's student requires more hands-on training or academic rigor to succeed as an adult, such discussions miss a key point. “There is a real career to be had in the trades that is quite lucrative with the right education,” said Karen Machado, principal at Manchester School of Technology [...]

Nothing “soft” about skills displayed at NH ProStart Invitational

By | April 19th, 2018|Article|

Although often referred to as “soft,” teamwork, communication, problem solving and critical thinking are skills in high demand in the workplace today, which makes the NH ProStart Invitational so unique. Held in early March at UNH, this culinary competition pits high school teams from across the state against one another, as they demonstrate these skills [...]

Teen Safety To Take Center Stage

By | March 30th, 2018|Article|

On May 29th, a packed house is expected at Pinkerton Academy from 6 to 9 pm in the Stockbridge Theatre for the first annual SAFETEEN Awards and Film Festival. At the event, awards will be given out I various categories, some of which include: Best Fire Safety Film, Best Suicide Prevention Film, Best Substance Abuse [...]

Early College Program Provides Opportunities

By | March 13th, 2018|Article|

In an industry that is expected to keep booming for years, careers in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are not only desirable, but lucrative. According to local HVAC companies actively involved in the Program Advisory Board at Manchester Community College (MCC), the current annual salary for an experienced HVAC Technician is about $70k. By [...]

Whelen Engineering and CTE Leaders Working Together

By | February 28th, 2018|Article|

Among several related objectives, one of the most important for the NH Association of Career and Technical Administrators (NHCTA) is to form meaningful partnerships with industry. One such partnership is with the Whelen Engineering Company, Inc, which will host a meeting on March 9 at its manufacturing facility in Charlestown, NH with CTE directors and [...]