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, [...]

Students Think Outside the Box at BizGen

By | June 26th, 2016|Article, Business|

Organized by BizGen, whose mission “is to light the spark in the next generation of business developers,” BizGen is a business competition hosted at UNH designed to inspire students to think like an entrepreneur. Noting it is still in its infancy stage as a competition, Tiffany D’Amour, Business Educator at Portsmouth High School, referred to [...]

Hospitality Students Learn New Skills in New Orleans

By | June 26th, 2016|Article, Hospitality|

Seven students from the Great Bay Community College Hospitality Club recently returned from New Orleans where they spent time with students and staff at Café Reconcile, a nonprofit restaurant and event center that helps at risk youth. Open for business since 2000, Café Reconcile teaches life skills to young people (ages 16 t0 22) from [...]

Student Success at Huot Career and Technical Center

By | June 6th, 2016|Article|

This past June, thousands of New Hampshire students walked across the stage to receive their high school diploma, which included 150 graduating seniors who attended J. Oliva Huot Career and Technical Center for two years. While the Huot Center does not technically hand out diplomas, the center does take great pride in the graduation plans [...]

NASA Called

By | June 6th, 2016|Article|

When NASA calls and offers your students an opportunity of a lifetime, you do not pass it up, which sums up the experience of teacher Andy Shaw at Mount Washington Valley Career & Technical Center. In this case, however, it was an email as opposed to a phone call. “I opened up my email one [...]

Seacoast School of Technology Making Connections

By | June 6th, 2016|Article|

There are many ways teachers and administrators at NH’s Career and Technical Centers help students make connections. At the Seacoast School of Technology (SST), “making connections” begins by teachers building relationships with middle-schoolers through Technology Fun Nights and SST Summer Camps. At Technology Fun Nights, which run throughout the school year, students participate in events [...]

Making a “Business” Case at SST

By | May 27th, 2016|Article|

In April, the Seacoast School of Technology (SST) in Exeter held its 10th Annual Small Business Showcase, which has grown from 20 participating businesses in its first year to 80 businesses and more than 300 attendees. According to Sandra Flannigan, SST Marketing Technologies Instructor, the purpose behind the showcase is for Marketing Technologies II students [...]

HUOT Technical Center Takes First Place

By | May 27th, 2016|Article|

On April 21, HUOT Technical Center Hospitality students took first place in the 2016 Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) State Invitational at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. In addition to a trophy, individual medals and a $1,000 scholarship to their school's HTMP program, each member of the team was awarded scholarship money to [...]