Upcoming Transition Virtual Events

Check these out and mark your calendars: Dartmouth Hitchcock is putting on a series of virtual healthcare career explorations. There is also information about the High School Summer Internship offered at Lebanon and perhaps some other Dartmouth Hitchcock facilities. More information on virtual healthcare career explorations March 3 – Construction and Engineering in Healthcare April… Continue reading: Upcoming Transition Virtual Events

Family-to-Family Chats on Transition in December and January

The Parent Information Center (PIC) and NH Family Voices are hosting a series of free online Family Chats this year, called Time for Transition. Registration is limited to 15 families to keep the numbers low enough for good conversation. The next ones are: Dec 9, 2020, 3:30-4:30 pm,  Understanding Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students, with… Continue reading: Family-to-Family Chats on Transition in December and January

October is Manufacturing Month in NH

October is manufacturing month and a great time to showcase New Hampshire’s top manufacturers and the things made here.  The NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) celebrates Manufacturing Month with open houses, tours and manufacturers opening their doors to high school students to learn about career opportunities. Due to the pandemic, MEP is planning virtual… Continue reading: October is Manufacturing Month in NH

Two Favorite Transition Resources

There are two resources we find ourselves recommending over and over. One is the awesome occupation exploration website, My Next Move, and the other is an insightful college readiness checklist for students and parents. My Next Move website My Next Move is a very friendly front-end to the comprehensive-but-harder-to-use federal occupations database, O*NET OnLine. Each… Continue reading: Two Favorite Transition Resources

ELO Week Proclaimed by Governor

The week of April 2-6 has been proclaimed by Governor Sununu as ELO week in New Hampshire and provides a great opportunity for schools throughout the state to share their successes. The proclamation (PDF) states that “Extended Learning Opportunities afford students and businesses a mutually beneficial partnership so that the students get the experience and the… Continue reading: ELO Week Proclaimed by Governor

ELO Week Nov 14-18 Proclaimed by Governor

The week of November 14-18 has been proclaimed by Governor Hassan as ELO week in the state, which provides a great opportunity for schools throughout the state to share their successes. The proclamation states that “Students, schools and businesses must remain aware of the enduring importance of building relationships and collaboration in and outside the classroom,”… Continue reading: ELO Week Nov 14-18 Proclaimed by Governor

New Hampshire ELOs Featured in National Online Newspaper

Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are in the national news! Youth Today is an independent, nationally distributed newspaper for professionals in the youth service field. Last week they did an article on ELOs in New Hampshire, and Winnacunnet High School, a Next Steps cohort school, is one of three featured high schools. Read the full article, “In New Hampshire, Kids Add… Continue reading: New Hampshire ELOs Featured in National Online Newspaper

Transition Fair Toolkit, from Soup to Nuts!

The Transition Fair Toolkit was developed by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) to help people plan, carry out and evaluate a transition fair.  A transition fair can have other names, for example, parent night, career fair, or job fest. The purpose remains the same, to bring students and families in contact with community,… Continue reading: Transition Fair Toolkit, from Soup to Nuts!

New Resource-Rich College and Career Competencies Framework

Wow – were we excited to find this! The College and Career Competencies Framework from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning looks like a great resource. The researchers at the Center for Research on Learning have identified three competency areas necessary for post-school success: cognitive interpersonal intrapersonal and provide a host of educator resources to understand and teach… Continue reading: New Resource-Rich College and Career Competencies Framework

You’re a What?

Art therapist, seismologist, golf ball diver. Career Outlook, a quarterly online publication of the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, publishes short profiles about off-the-beaten-path careers. The You’re a What? archive goes back to 1999 and holds almost 60 profiles. You can’t help but be curious when you see careers like this: Avalanche forecaster Rodeo clown Process server… Continue reading: You’re a What?