Haverhill High School
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Haverhill High School Offers Three New
Career Technical Education ProgramsHHS 2019/20 CTE/CVTE program application dates
Application release date October 24th 2019
Application due date February 7th 2020
Interviews will be held Wednesday February 26th 2020 – Tuesday March 10th 2020
Application Decisions: Friday March 27, 2020
Massachusetts faces a shortage of well-educated and well-trained workers within science, technology, engineering and math-related fields. In an effort to close that gap, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeks to strengthen existing and develop new vocational programs to train the next generation of STEM professionals.
Haverhill High School is proud to announce that it has launched three new career technical education programs. Hosted within our STEM Academy, the programs will focus on meeting workforce needs while preparing students to attend highly competitive post-secondary institutions, complete certificate programs or immediately enter the high-demand STEM workforce.
In addition to rigorous, industry-aligned technical courses, the programs incorporate college and career readiness activities including resume building, developing a portfolio, job search skills and interviewing skills. Using our Career Awareness-Exploration-Immersion model, students will have the opportunity to explore their chosen field through job shadowing, site visits, guest speakers and internships.
College and Career Readiness is part of all CTE programs.
Students gain critical career knowledge through work-based learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.
- interest inventory
- career research
- career planning
- career portfolio
- guest speakers
- job shadow days
- business tours
- resume writing
- college/university tours
- SAT prep
- college & scholarship application assistance
Over 80 local business partners work with HHS to provide these opportunities that round out students’ education and to serve on our advisory boards, mentor students and provide real-world connections to coursework.
The Advisory Board members are volunteer professionals from industry and higher education whose guidance ensures that our program follows industry trends and that students are well-prepared for careers or continued education. Members of the Advisory Board may:
- review curriculum and make recommendations for changes (including course materials and equipment)
- review performance data and make recommendations
- assist in the development of articulation agreements
- provide assistance in acquiring donated materials, software and other teaching materials
- serve as or arrange for guest speakers or coordinate site visits to local industries/colleges
- recommend professional development activities
- provide job shadowing or internship opportunities for CTE students (as available and appropriate)