Do You Have a Role in Building Tomorrow’s Workforce? Consider a Career as a CTE Teacher and Use Your Industry Experience to Prepare the Next Generation for Success
If you’re interested in doing more with your career knowledge and experience than just boosting the bottom line, then maybe it’s time you consider becoming a Career and Technical Education administrator or teacher. CTE teachers typically make the transition from industry to classroom because they want their work to have a more personal impact on shaping the lives and careers of the next generation’s workforce.
The state’s 28 CTE centers take learning beyond the classroom, teaching students the theory, then bringing them out to the lab, workshop or worksite to apply that knowledge to real-world applications. This blend of rigorous academics and applied learning provides students the opportunity to explore their interests, talents and ambitions in a dynamic and interactive setting.
The lynchpin in these programs is the unique character of the CTE administrator or teacher, who typically has years of industry experience before making the transition to the classroom. Whether they come from construction sites, hospitals or engineering companies, CTE teachers have one thing in common: their desire to have a meaningful job that has a positive, and active impact on young lives.
Today there is a shortage of CTE administrators and teachers in New Hampshire. To address this need, state education officials and legislators have made it easier for career professionals to make the transition to the classroom by simplifying the credentialing process and allowing credit for industry experience.
So if you’re interested in putting your career experience and expertise to work making a real impact in young people’s career choices and lives, then you should consider becoming a CTE administrator or teacher.
For more information about how you can join the NH CTE team, contact one of the Region 16 CTE directors:
Vaso Partinoudi, Director Milford High School & Applied Technology Center
Phone: (603) 673-4201
Steven Beals, Acting Director Wilbur H. Palmer Career and Technical Education Center
Dorothy O’Gara, Director Nashua Technology Center
Phone: (603) 966-1113