Wednesday, May 2, 2018

CONFIRMING OFFER OF ENROLLMENT FOR 18/19

CONFIRMING OFFER OF ENROLLMENT FOR 18/19: Students need to confirm by Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to secure their seat.  Go to our website for more information.  Not confirming can lead to a student being converted from accepted status to waitlist, in order to make room for students on our current waitlists.


ENROLLMENT FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS:

At this point we have waitlist for the following programs:

  • Health Science I
  • Automotive Tech I
  • Computer Engineering I
  • Criminal Justice I

Other programs are full and in some cases, have minimal wait lists:

  • Cosmetology I
  • Construction Trades I
  • EMT/Firefighter I Basics
  • Graphic Design and Creative Media I
  • Theater: Tech

We have a handful of openings for qualified candidates in the following programs:

  • Culinary and Pastry Arts I
  • Teacher Prep I
  • Theater: Acting

CONDITIONAL CONTRACTS for 18/19:  Students on conditional contracts should have their plan in place at this point with an end date of June 9, 2018.  Students should come to our office immediately if this is not resolved.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

CRTC Quarter Two Director's List & Honor Roll

Image result for honor rollCRTC Quarter Two Director's List & Honor Roll

Below is a link to our CRTC students who made the Director's List (92% and higher) and Honor Roll ( 87%-91%).
Keep up the great work we are proud of you!

Please note there are two tabs on this sheet labeled with the grouping.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sign Up Today for the Annual Girls Technology Day Event!

Concord High School Freshman and Sophomore girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) should hurry over to the CRTC Office and sign up for this year’s Girls Technology Day event. There are only 6 available seats for the March 13 event at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, and slots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Girls Technology Day events are co-sponsored by the NH Department of Education and the Community College System of NH. Since 2013, these events have served to encourage NH’s female students to become invested in the technical fields early in their high school careers. Those attending will hear from keynote speakers and participate in technology-focused, hands-on workshops led by local educators and industry leaders. A 2016 National Center for Women in Technology Report shows that, nationwide, women are underrepresented in technology fields with only about 25 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs currently being held by women.

Annual Girls Technology Day Flyer


Concord High School Automotive Technology Teacher Wins National Award

CONCORD, NH - Concord Regional Technical Center Automotive Technology teacher Scott Mayotte has been recognized as one of the top skilled trades teachers in the country in the annual Harbor Freight Tools for Schools national competition. His $30,000 prize is a split award, with $10,000 going to Mr. Mayotte and $20,000 going to his automotive program at the CRTC.
The purpose of the prize is to recognize teaching excellence in the skilled trades that enables students to “learn deeply and be career-ready,” Harbor Freight Tools said in a statement announcing the $500,000 national competition. “We define an ‘excellent’ program as one led by a teacher who clearly loves the subject matter and … whose curriculum is matched to a relevant career pathway and future work choices.”
Mr. Mayotte, who lives in Lebanon, ME, was one of ten finalist from across the country representing skilled trades such as construction, automotive, architecture, manufacturing and marine systems technology. There were three $100,000 first-place winners announced late last year, and seven second-place winners who were awarded $30,000, with awards being split between the teachers and the programs they teach.
“We are all very proud of Mr. Mayotte, and very happy of the recognition this award brings to the career pathway work we do here at the CRTC,” CRTC Director Steve Rothenberg said. “This award not only validates the investment Mr. Mayotte makes in his students and his program, but also helps to create an awareness of the way high school career and technical education programs statewide promote college and career readiness.”
After nearly two decades as an automotive technician for Volkswagen, Mr. Mayotte returned to the classroom to teach Automotive Technology at the CRTC  in 2011. His students graduate from a nationally certified program with valuable industry credentials and can earn college credit for their coursework. By cultivating relationships with 14 New Hampshire auto dealerships, Mr. Mayotte is able to both keep his program current with industry technology, and place all his senior year students into internship positions where they are able to refine their skills and develop the beginnings of a professional network.
This fall, Mayotte established the “All Girls Garage” at Concord High School to introduce more young women to the auto industry, and he works with each of his students to develop a workable college and career plan so that they leave high school knowing both where they want to go and just how to get there.
“My goal is to provide each student with the tools and support he or she needs to leave high school with a workable plan for future success,” Mr. Mayotte said.
Auto technicians in NH make on $58,000 per year on average, and there are over 400 jobs that need to be filled. The need for skilled trades professionals in the U.S. continues to grow. Between now and 2024, there will be more than 1.5 million skilled trades job openings as Baby Boomers retire, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Concord Regional Technical Center The CRTC is one of New Hampshire’s most advanced high school career and technical education centers. Opened in 1980, the CRTC serves more than 610 students from nine regional school districts. The twelve targeted Career and Technical Education programs provide students with hands-on experience in a realistic environment designed to prepare them for both college and careers. 
More Information: For more information Kaleena Guzman at: kguzman@sau8.org

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CRTC News

The CRTC toured over 850 students from nine different schools during its two Preview Days last week. This was our most ever. We value providing potential students every possible piece of information about the CRTC and their chosen career so they can make the best decision. Given that:

  • If a student missed the tour, they should come down to the CRTC Office to seek an alternative.
  • We hold four classroom visitation days on February 13, 15, 19, and 21. Students can sit in their class of choice and be like a "regular" student. Visits can be booked through the CRTC Office.
  • We have two Parent/Guardian Open House Nights on February 15 & 20. Parents will get a short introduction from Director Steve Rothenberg and then go visit the programs of their choice for 15 minute segments.
  • Lastly, our teachers are available to meet and chat about any questions parents or students may have.

Completed applications are due to school counselors by February 23. Our website has an extensive session for prospective students and families. Feel free to contact the CRTC Office with any questions.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February Is CTE Month

FEBRUARY IS CTE MONTH
Time to Sign up for Next Year

By CRTC Director Steve Rothenberg


Over the past month and into February, the CRTC is in high gear to help students explore and potentially sign up for the CRTC for the 2018/19 school year.  The process is outlined on our website and it specifically invo

lves an application that is due before February Break.  Our main target audience is current sophomores, but some freshman and juniors do apply and are accepted.  Major dates:
February 6 and 7: Program Preview Days  Students come to visit our programs during their school day for a couple of hours. They visit their top two programs of choice to get a genuine experience of what the class is like. Students also attend a short assembly.  Students who expressed interest will get a formal invitation in one of their regular classes beforehand.

February 15 and 20 at 6:30 PM: Parent/Guardian Open House Nights Parents/guardians are invited to come for an evening to learn more about the opportunities the CRTC can offer their students. The night begins with a short presentation by Director Steve Rothenberg and then parents will be able to pick the top three programs they would like to visit for 15 minutes each.

February 13, 15, 19 and 20: Classroom Visitations  Students who would like to get a better feeling of the CRTC are welcome to come back for a full 90 minute class visit to get a better feel of what the class is like.

Our job, during this window, is to provide students and parent/guardians every possible ounce of information to help them make the best choice.  Our teachers offer their time during this window to meet one on one to further assist.  Ultimately our focus is to help students develop themselves so they are prepared to stand out to colleges, industry, military, and funders.