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Career and Technical Education - Secondary Calendar (June 2015 - December 2016) Career and Technical Education - Secondary Calendar, Acrobat Reader

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

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 "Spaulding students shocked by real-life finances" (, May 18, 2016) The ACU Museum, in collaboration with Northeast Credit Union, Holy Rosary Credit Union, and other local businesses, introduced 300 Spaulding High School students to the world of real-life finances through the ACU Museum's CU4Reality program. Read more about this award-winning program at the National Credit Union Foundation.

Check Mark Girls Technology Day 2016 will be held March 15-18, 2016. Each of the four days will be hosted at a different college or university location. For more information, or to register your students to attend, check out

Check MarkGirls Technology Day (March 2015) was a resounding success again this year. It was so popular, we had to expand to two locations on two separate days! Take a look at pictures from the event, and read feedback from real students: "It is so important for girls to know that being a girl is not what is going to hold them back." Girls Technology Day 2015, Acrobat Reader

Check MarkTake a minute to read "Breaking Barriers," an article published by the NH Career and Technical Administrators (NHCTA) about the impact of Girls Technology Day: "Breaking Barriers" "Breaking Barriers", Acrobat Reader

Check Mark "Breaking the STEM Barrier" (Bedford Journal, January 9, 2016) Milford High School's "Girls in STEM/Manufacturing" Nights are designed to get girls enthusiastic about STEM and Manufacturing fields through hands-on activities.

Check Mark "TechWomen Offer "STEMpiration" to High School Girls" (UNH Manchester, November 20, 2015) "More than 60 girls gathered at Manchester School of Technology for a morning of “STEMspiration” on Wednesday (November 18). As part of N.H. High Tech Council’s TechWomen | TechGirls initiative, 12 women with a range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) backgrounds led discussions to empower the girls to pursue tech careers."

Check Mark"New vehicles boost Huot Center's Automotive Program" (, November 24, 2015) Thanks to a generous donation by Lakes Region Community College, Automotive Maintenance students at the J Oliva Huot Technical Center in Laconia, NH, have three like-new GM vehicles to work on as they prepare for potential careers in the automotive industry. Thank you, LRCC!

Check MarkLebanon High School hosted a TechWomen|TechGirls event on Thursday, November 19, 2015. TechWomen|TechGirls "is a forum focused on building a strong community of women enthusiastic about technology and supporting efforts for young women to explore STEM careers." Read a write-up of the event at the LHS website: New Hampshire High Tech Council presents "TechWomen|TechGirls" at LHS.

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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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
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Eric Feldborg, Ed.D.
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(603) 271-2079
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