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(updated 8/23/2017)

February is CTE Month®!

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) Day at the State House mp4 icon

The National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations

Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

Visit the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) for great resources about what you can do to celebrate CTE Month and promote the great work of our career and technical education centers here in New Hampshire!

Pre-Register for 2018's Girls Technology Day!

Pre-registration is now open for the 2018 Girls Technology Day. This event connects freshmen and sophomore female high school students with professionals in the STEM fields as they work together to solve real-world problems.

To register your school group for an event, please go to and select the link for the 2018 Pre-Registration Form on the homepage.

Questions regarding events may be directed to Courtney Ritchings ( or Jennifer Kiley (

April is Hospitality Month!

Get ready for Hospitality Month 2018!

The New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA) will organize the first annual New Hampshire Hospitality Month this April!* Throughout the month, middle and high school students will be invited to tour local properties across the state, including hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. During these visits, students will have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at day-to-day operations and interact with employees to hear about their career pathways. Students will have the chance to learn about being a cook, a front office manager, and to broaden their scope of what other career opportunities the industry has to offer, including: web design; social media marketing; accounting; landscaping; event management and more!

To register for this event, open this document NHLRA's NH Hospitality Month Invitation NHLRA's NH Hospitality Month Invitation, Acrobat Reader

For more information, contact Amie Pariseau at or 603-228-9585

*Due to April vacation being the last week of the month, events will be organized April 2nd - April 20th.

May 2018 will be the first annual New Hampshire Health Care Month!

What is New Hampshire Health Care Month?
The goal of New Hampshire Health Care Month is to generate interest about careers in health care. What is a day in the life like? What career paths are available? What preparation is needed to get there? During New Hampshire Health Care Month, middle school and high school students will be invited to tour various health care industries throughout the state to learn the answers to these questions and more. Let’s inspire the next generation of health care professionals!

Check out the invitation for more information.

The deadline to register is Thursday, March 15th!

To have your middle or high school students participate in NH Health Care Month, follow this link to complete the registration form.

Once registrations are received, the New Hampshire Health Care Association will schedule the industry tour(s) and provide an email introduction to the main contact at the facilities that you are partnered with for NH Health Care Month activities.

Questions regarding New Hampshire Health Care Month can be directed to:
Roxie Severance
Health Care Workforce Advisor
New Hampshire Health Care Association


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 MarkNew Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) recently created the NH MEP Work Source web portal. NH MEP Work Source is designed to help high school and community college students in New Hampshire search for jobs and internships with New Hampshire manufacturers.

Check Mark "Automotive shop at Concord High turns into 'All Girls Garage' after school" (The Concord Monitor, November 8, 2017) "Each Wednesday afternoon a group of young women have been taking over the automotive garage at Concord Regional Technical Center. They rotate tires, change oil and figure out why that pesky 'check engine' light is on..."

Check Mark Reimagining Schools: Innovations for Deeper Learning. An hour-long video of the Reimagining Schools event held by The Christian Science Monitor at Saint Anselm College's Institute of Politics on July 26, 2017.

Check MarkThe Cheshire Career Center's Jeremy VanDerKern is one of 12 teachers being honored at the 2017 Lawrence W. O'Toole Teacher Leadership Awards. "A Production teacher at Cheshire Career Center, Jeremy arranges work-based learning opportunities for his students in his TV & Film Production courses, and actively seeks out industry partners for internships and projects." Congratulations, Jeremy!

Learn more about Jeremy and the O'Toole awards in the September 2017 edition of Key Messages September 2017 Key Messages, Acrobat Reader, and find a list of all this year's winners via the Nellie Mae Education Foundation at

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 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 one year 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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Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's) Staff/Affiliate Directory - By Subject
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(603) 271-3867
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