Nashua CTE students stepping up as ambassadors

By | April 19th, 2016|Article|

The result of a discussion at a Public Relations Committee meeting in the spring of last year, the Ambassador Program at Nashua Technology Center (NTC) has experienced significant success in just its first year. According to Instructor Jeff Leone, who helped develop the program along with Martine Cloutier and Judith Loftus, the impetus behind it [...]

High School Senior Strikes Gold

By | April 19th, 2016|Article|

In just her second year as a welding student, Senior Kayleigh Eastman has already experienced tremendous success, as she recently won gold in the SkillsUSA NH welding competition. For Dennis Carrier, her instructor at the Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center, her accolade exemplifies a winning attitude. “Kayleigh is an achiever who works hard in [...]

Making the Cut

By | March 21st, 2016|Article|

While known as a quiet young man, Portsmouth High School Senior and Culinary Arts student Carson Crisp is racking up accolades that will soon make it difficult for him to not step into the spotlight. “I personally think I am more amazed at what he has accomplished than he is of himself,” noted Chef Perrin [...]

Breaking Barriers

By | November 19th, 2015|Article|

There are many barriers for success that face today’s kids, but especially for girls, who often fight stigmas that still guide today’s societal view of what women should and should not do for a career. According to Generation STEM: What Girls Say About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, a 2012 report by the Girl Scout [...]

Chef Ben returns to SST at the Chef’s Table

By | November 16th, 2015|Article|

On November 5, the Seacoast School of Technology (SST) in Exeter held its seventh Chef’s Table, which invites guest chefs from area restaurants to demonstrate how to make some of the dishes for which they are best known. For Principal Margaret Callahan, though, the real story of this particular evening was that their guest chef, [...]

Making Cents at Holy Rosary Credit Union

By | October 15th, 2015|Article|

In the fall of 2006, Holy Rosary Credit Union in Rochester opened a branch within the Richard W. Creteau Tech Center at Spaulding High School, which provides juniors and seniors with a unique opportunity found nowhere else in the state. “Students run the branch 4 days a week with Wednesday a chance for them to [...]

Digging Deep with CTE Trainings

By | October 15th, 2015|Article|

Professional development of both returning and incoming teachers is critical to the strategic direction of Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers across New Hampshire. “We are developing clusters of teachers where what we are looking to teach is not content, but instructionally-based,” said Kirsten Soroko, who has been tasked with the responsibility to provide trainings [...]

NHTI Launches Groundbreaking Program

By | July 22nd, 2015|Article|

This fall, NHTI, Concord’s Community College, will launch an innovative 3-semester program that will lead to a Building Inspector and Plans Examiner (BIPE) Certificate. According to Liaquat Khan, Department Head of NHTI’s Architectural Engineering Technology department, the program results from an extensive collaborative effort with BIPE industry personnel and other NHTO departments. “The representatives of [...]

Students, Technology Make A Difference

By | January 19th, 2015|Article|

Pre-Engineering students at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center recently designed and built more than 20 cribbage boards for nursing homes in the Milford community. According to pre-engineering teacher Frank Xydias, the boards were designed using the latest 3D parametric modeling software and CAM program. The students ran the program on a CNC router [...]

Early Intervention for STEM

By | January 19th, 2015|Article|

At UNH – Manchester on November 7, 2014, 28 girls from The Cheshire Career Center in Keene attended the 2014 biannual Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Forum. Thomas Burke, interim director at The Cheshire Career Center, helped coordinate the event, which brought together more than 300 girls from across the state. Referring to it [...]