Collaboration with industries, businesses, and professionals is a core component of Career and Technical Education, enabling teachers and administrators to develop Career Pathway programs and curriculums that align with the needs and expectations of both local employers and regional industry sectors.
These partnerships include local business owners, trade unions and professional organizations, and help CTE centers to provide students with relevant, career-focused education and meaningful work-based learning experiences.
Here are three ways industry partners can engage with their local CTE center:
- Join a Program Advisory Committee: Program Advisory Committees, or PACs, are a vital part of each CTE program, helping teachers to both keep pace with changing industry standards and technology, and keep connected to local workplace needs and opportunities.
- Serve as a role model: CTE is a career-focused education that helps high school students to explore and energize their career ambitions. You can support this mission by connecting to students on a personal level as a mentor or classroom speaker, or by offering jobsite tours.
- Provide Worked-Based Learning opportunities: Work-based learning, or WBL, provides students with the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom. You can help by offering student Internships or job shadows, giving CTE students the chance to experience the jobsite and helping you to improve your workforce pipeline.
For more information about how you can engage with NH CTE, 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, Co-Director Nashua Technology Center
Phone: (603) 966-1113