New Construction Craft Scholarship Unveiled

By | October 17th, 2018|Article|

ALACHUA, Fla.— NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative have recently partnered with the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) to create a unique scholarship opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in construction through craft and technical programs. This new scholarship program will annually award five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. These funds [...]

October is Manufacturing Month

By | October 8th, 2018|Article|

An entire month of celebrating manufacturing in New Hampshire! For the last 5 years, New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership with help from the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Business and Industry Association, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Education [...]

Re’thunking’ technology with the Creative Computing Challenge

By | September 25th, 2018|Article|

While technology is often seen as an educational end, one objective behind the Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation, is to highlight its use as a teaching tool. This objective was met earlier this year on two occasions at Salem High School Career and Technical Center in which [...]

Removing the Blue around the Collar

By | September 24th, 2018|Article|

On September 12, Frank Xydias, high school engineering teacher at Milford High School, received the iRobot -STEM -MVP teacher of the year award at Fenway Park, an experience he described as “heartwarming.” “I stood on the field with my peers for a good part of an hour,” he said. “We were all in awe and [...]

NH Career and Technical Educators Attend Summer Conference

By | September 13th, 2018|Article, Professional Development|

Educators shared best practices and honed their skills to improve services provided to students in New Hampshire. PLYMOUTH, NH – More than 130 educators that serve nearly 10,000 career and technical education (CTE) students in New Hampshire attended a professional development and networking conference in mid-August. The New Hampshire Department of Education co-sponsored the summer [...]

Reflections at the Start of the School Year

By | September 7th, 2018|Article|

First and foremost and speaking for our our NHCTA / NH-CTE Board, we want to affirm our pride in--and admiration of--the NH-CTE community. It is an exciting time and certainly a moment to promote ourselves as a powerful and worthy option for high school students. Key Theme If there was one big picture theme for [...]

Connecting the Dots with NHLRA

By | August 31st, 2018|Article, Uncategorized|

In 2017, the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA) attended several sessions at the annual CTE Summer Conference to better understand the CTE model, which led to increased involvement at the same event this August. We find our relationships with CTE centers integral to developing and strengthening the hospitality industry. In 2017, we attended [...]

Framing Learning Around What Interest Students

By | August 7th, 2018|Article|

As part of the Creative Computing Challenge (CCC), a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation, teachers at two Career & Technical Centers in NH this past year engaged students in creating their own apps. While on the surface, the class could be characterized as “computer science,” its purpose was to help teach computational [...]

Workshop on the New Perkins V

By | August 6th, 2018|Article|

“Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” Conducted by Michael Brustein, Esq. This workshop will track all of the substantive changes from the current law to the new law. Transition Plans will take effect on July 1, 2019. So much needs to be done between now and the time the State submits its Plan to [...]

Teacher receives STEM MVP Award

By | July 22nd, 2018|Article|

Not one to promote himself, Frank Xydias, high school engineering teacher at Milford High School, acknowledged surprise when he learned that a student--or several --nominated him for the iRobot -STEM -MVP teacher of the year award. He was even more surprised when he found out he won. “I was happy, excited and honored at the [...]