“Growing” STEM in Milford

By | May 2nd, 2017|Article|

Recently, Milford High School & Applied Technology Center held its fifth STEM event for 4th and 5th grade students and parents, but the real story is what has taken place behind the scenes in recent years. According to Frank Xydias, high school engineering teacher at Milford High School, the concept of these “STEM Nights” all [...]

Career Fair Expected to Draw a Big Crowd

By | April 12th, 2017|Article|

On April 13, approximately 300 people are expected to attend the 2nd Annual Career Fair, which this year will also include the general public in addition to students. 20 vendors will be in attendance. According to Pinkerton Academy’s Manager of Career Services, Doug Cullen, the purpose behind the fair is two-fold. It provides younger high [...]

Insurance Careers Month Highlights Strong Job Outlook

By | March 25th, 2017|Article|

In February, the NH Insurance Department along with several insurance professional groups promoted the Insurance Industry as a career choice. According to Fran DeCinto, Director of Planning and Personnel at the NH Insurance Department, referred to the job outlook for careers in the insurance industry as “fantastic.” “By 2020, the industry will create more than [...]

Students Take their “Cuts” at Gold

By | March 21st, 2017|Article, Uncategorized|

Braving blustery elements at the University of New Hampshire on March 11, several dozen students from 7 high schools came together to compete at the NH State ProStart Competition. The stakes were high, as the winner represents the state at the National ProStart Competition in South Carolina in April, while individuals on each of the [...]

Culinary Students Ready to go “Pro” at State Competition

By | March 7th, 2017|Article, Culinary Arts|

On March 11 at the University of New Hampshire, 7 high school teams will compete at the NH State ProStart Competition with the opportunity to represent NH at the National ProStart Competition in South Carolina in April. At the state competition, participating teams will demonstrate their respective creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course [...]

Pathways to Success

By | February 27th, 2017|Article|

As part of its 65 by 25 initiative, which seeks to ensure that 65 percent of adults 25 and older in New Hampshire will have some form of post-secondary education by 2025, the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) is launching two interrelated initiatives. Known as Purpose First and 15 to Finish, these initiatives will [...]

Reaching “New Heights” through Robotics

By | February 20th, 2017|Article|

According to findings from the NH Governor’s Task Force on K-12 STEM Education, the need for STEM programming has never been greater. These findings reveal that while employment opportunities in STEM-related jobs are growing in NH, there are not enough skilled employees to fill them. Recognizing the need in the classroom and industry, Diane Canada, [...]

Importance of Teaching Takes Center Stage at TEACHERFEST 2016

By | February 7th, 2017|Article|

In October of last year, Educators Rising NH hosted its first fall TEACHERFEST on the campus of NHTI- Concord’s Community College as a way to expose students to NH colleges that offer degrees in education. Designed as a professional development day for high school students who attend CTE Teacher Education programs throughout the state, TEACHERFEST [...]

Students Hit ‘Paydirt’ at SST

By | December 22nd, 2016|Article|

With more than 60 enrolled students, Seacoast School of Technology’s Animal & Plant Science program recently saw three of its own—seniors Jalin Marston, Rebecca Bernier and Madelyn Bentz—achieve success at the national level. Competing in October at the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Marston secured a gold while Bernier and Bentz grabbed a [...]

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 [...]