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New Hampshire CTE In Action . . .
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 Research Institute, though, “Women account for about only 20% of the bachelor’s degrees in engineering, computer science, and physics...Regardless of the specific area of STEM, only about 25% of these positions are held by women.” Full Article
Chef Ben Returns to SST at the Chef's Table
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, Ben Chesley, Executive Chef at the Epoch Restaurant at the Exeter Inn, is a SST Culinary Arts graduate. Full Article
Making Sense at Holy Rosary Credit Union
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 complete one of 27 online modules,” said Branch Manager Leah Esslinger-Sprowl, who is also a certified teacher.
Early Intervention for STEM
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 as “early intervention for STEM,” Burke said the event exposed students
to the academic, collegiate, and industrial opportunities available today in the fields of
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Full Article
Digging Deep with CTE Trainings
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 statewide. Full Article