New Hampshire's mission is to promote CTE as a total educational philosophy, which will ensure that every citizen of New Hampshire graduates from high school ready and prepared for the world of work or education.
The Bureau of Career Development provides leadership and support for the CTE system at both secondary and postsecondary levels. This system provides education in career pathways leading to employment opportunities and education.
CTE is offered through the following institutions:
- Regional technical centers (high school-level programs)
- Community colleges (postsecondary-level programs)
|Academic Skills - Reading/Language Arts||No||Yes|
|Academic Skills - Mathematics||No||Yes|
|Technical Skill Attainment||Yes||Yes|
|Student Graduation Rates||Yes||Yes|
|Technical Skill Attainment||Yes||Yes|
|Credential, Certificate or Degree||Yes||Yes|
|Student Retention or Transfer||Yes||Yes|
|Year||FY 2018||FY 2019|
|Total Perkins Funds Received||$5,804,502||$6,148,797|
|Percentage of local funds distributed to Secondary||80%|
|Percentage of local funds distributed to Postsecondary||20%|
New Hampshire uses the National Career Clusters® Framework as an organizing scheme for CTE programs. The Community College System of New Hampshire developed and implemented a similar scheme for organizing all of its programs based on seven academic focus areas. The Department of Education developed lists of high school course sequence recommendations vertically aligned with each community college academic focus area. Those course sequence recommendations also include state approved CTE programs aligned with each academic focus area. Alignment between Career Clusters at the secondary level and academic focus areas at the postsecondary level will help support career pathway planning for students intending to access both systems.
New Hampshire operates Programs of Study in the following Career Clusters:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster
- Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
- Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster
- Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
- Education & Training Career Cluster
- Finance Career Cluster
- Government & Public Administration Career Cluster
- Health Science Career Cluster
- Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster
- Human Services Career Cluster
- Information Technology Career Cluster
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster
- Manufacturing Career Cluster
- Marketing Career Cluster
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster
New Hampshire Department of Education
Career Development Bureau
21 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster
The Video Production & Broadcasting program of study in Nashua, New Hampshire, is the result of a school responding to the needs of its students. A survey revealed that students had a significant interest in the TV and Video Broadcasting Career Pathway. After a few years of planning with industry and education partners in the community, the Video Production & Broadcasting program was established in 2001.
High school to community college alignment only matters if it’s visible to students, also known as career pathway travelers, and the teams of adults who influence travelers’ planning decisions. In order to support effective transitions from secondary to career and postsecondary education, state resources and personnel are developing strategies to make those transition avenues visible to each pathway traveler and to each pathway traveler’s team of career advisors.
New Hampshire offers dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and Career Pathways Plans of Study to help facilitate the transition from secondary to postsecondary. Postsecondary institutions and local secondary CTE centers enter into agreements to develop and manage concurrent enrollment programs. Secondary and postsecondary CTE programs are required to maintain credit transfer agreements as part of the criteria for federal Perkins funds. New Hampshire Department of Education provides guidance and resources to support the local articulation agreements.
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