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Career and Technical Education - Secondary Calendar (June 2016 - December 2017) Career and Technical Education - Secondary Calendar, Acrobat Reader
(updated 8/16/2016)

NEW HAMPSHIRE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2017 NH Career and Technical Education Conference, Acrobat Reader
August 16-17, 2017 - Rundlett Middle School

What is Career and Technical Education?

Career & Technical Education (CTE) is learning that works for New Hampshire. CTE is helping our state and our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement and global competitiveness. CTE is developing New Hampshire’s most valuable resource—its people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers—and keep New Hampshire working—in every sense of the word. CTE is organized by a national framework called Career Clusters™, which presents a complete range of related career options to students of all ages, helps them discover their interests and passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and their chosen career. CTE is leading change, transforming expectations and making the difference for students, for high schools and colleges, for business and industry, for New Hampshire.

Career and Technical Education in the Community

Check Mark Concord Regional Technical Center students going to national competition (The Concord Insider, June 20, 2017) "Back in March, Educators Rising New Hampshire held its second-ever state competition right here in Concord and the students from CRTC did very well. So well, that many are heading to Phoenix this week for the Educators Rising national competition."

Check MarkNH CTE in 2017 - Girls Technology Day, Construction Career Days, and Manufacturing Month (it got so popular, a single week couldn't contain it!) NH CTE in 2017, Acrobat Reader

Check MarkCareer readiness program prepares to open in Milford (Nashua Telegraph, March 3, 2017) "Hoping to prepare 10 young adults for skilled manufacturing careers, MY TURN, Inc., has partnered with Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. in Milford." (Telegraph subscription required)

Check Mark Manchester School of Technology students hard at work on house #32 (Mark Hayward's City Matters, The Union Leader, January 13, 2017) "In what could only be described as one of the most challenging hands-on projects at any school, students in the building trades at Manchester School of Technology construct homes."

Check MarkBuilding Tiny Houses a Huge Hit for Teens at SST (Seacoast Online, January 12, 2017) "Juniors and seniors at the Seacoast School of Technology are currently in the middle of a big project: building two tiny houses as a part of the Tiny House New Hampshire initiative."

Check MarkSTEM the Tide: More Girls in Engineering and Metrology (Metrologist, July 2016, pp. 8-13) New Hampshire's Girls Technology Day is the cover story of this national publication. STEM the Tide: More Girls in Engineering and Metrology, Acrobat Reader

Check Mark Innovative Social Business Career and Technical Education Program for Teachers and Students (October 5, 2016) "Portsmouth School District and Socially Savvy are pleased to announce their partnership to provide a social business education curriculum for students... This innovative education curriculum will provide students with the needed social business skills to compete in the connected economy."

Check Mark Target: Career Training (NH Business Review, September 1, 2016) "Each year, over 200 students from Laconia and surrounding communities graduate from high school with a level of trade knowledge that could easily guide them on a career path."

Check Mark SkillsUSA New Hampshire Announces New State Director (September 7, 2016). SkillsUSA New Hampshire would like to announce the arrival of Joshua Brunk as the organization's State Director. SkillsUSA New Hampshire Announces New State Director, Acrobat Reader

Check MarkStaying 'nimble' the key to CTE programming in Portsmouth (NHCTA Newsletter, July 26, 2016) "I am continually shifting to keep our programming relevant to our students," says CTE Director Diane Canada.

Check MarkVermont/New Hampshire Career Development Association is the first of its kind (NHCTA Newsletter, July 26, 2016) 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). Chapter President Doug Cullen notes, "We are literally making history in its creation."

Check Mark Students think outside the box at BizGen (NHCTA Newsletter, June 27, 2016). Portsmouth High School teams placed 3rd and 4th in May's 2016 BizGen competition! Congratulations! Students think outside the box at BizGen, Acrobat Reader

Check Mark New Hampshire Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) at the State House Event New Hampshire Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) at the State House Event, PowerPoint

CTE in New Hampshire

Our mission is to promote career and technical education as a total educational philosophy for our state which will ensure that every citizen of New Hampshire graduates from high school ready and prepared for higher education and the world of work.

The Bureau of Career Development provides leadership and support for the career and technical education (CTE) system at both secondary and postsecondary levels. This system provides education in career pathways leading to further education and employment opportunities. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the use of federal CTE funds for program improvement at secondary and postsecondary institutions;
  • Supporting career guidance through the development and implementation of career pathway plans of study (CPPOS) that document secondary to postsecondary education connections;
  • Overseeing a system of 28 secondary regional career and technical centers and sub-centers;
  • Making provisions for the delivery of apprenticeship related instruction;
  • Evaluating and approving the renovation of facilities at the secondary regional CTE centers;
  • Carrying out federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to CTE in New Hampshire.

Enrollment Requirements for Career and Technical Education in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, a person may enroll in and complete a career and technical education program if the following criteria are met:

  • The individual has attended two years of high school; AND
  • The individual does not have a high school diploma; AND
  • The individual applies for the CTE program; AND
  • The individual meets the admissions criteria set forth in the admissions policies of the CTE center and the CTE program; AND
  • There is space available in the CTE program; AND
  • The individual is accepted into the CTE program.

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All Aspects of Industry Equity Pre-Engineering and Technology
Includes minutes of the Governor's Pre-Engineering and Technology Advisory Council

Alternative Education
See also: High School Redesign

Extended Learning Opportunities Programs

(Instruction Only)

Family & Consumer Science Renovations
Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council Reports, Forms, and Presentations
Career Clusters Grants & Funding Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Career Pathway Plans of Study (CPPOS) Industry Recognized Credentials State Plans
Competencies Laws, Rules and Standards

Student Information

Correspondence Monitoring and Evaluation Teacher Certification
Data Collection
(CATE, P+, Precision Exams)
Perkins Accountability Technology Education
Dual Enrollment Opportunities Policies and Guidance

Tuition & Transportation
(includes Alt-1 T&T form)

Career and Technical Education Centers NH Department of Labor (external link)
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's) (external link) Staff/Affiliate Directory - By Subject
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (external link) Staff/CTE Affiliate Directory - Alphabetical Listing
Educational Partners  

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Eric Feldborg, Ed.D.
State Director and Administrator
(603) 271-3867
Fax (603) 271-4079

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