Dover Career Technical Center

Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

Career & Technical Programs at a Glance

Dover Regional Career Technical Center offers 16 distinct technical programs where students are afforded the opportunity to gain certifications, licenses, and college credits as they gain valuable skills that prepare them for college and career.

Come check out what we have to offer!
Animal Science; Automotive Collision; Automotive Repair; Biomedical Technology; Building Technology; Business; Computer Systems Networking; Computer Programming and Software Development; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Electrical Technology; Firefighter Academy; Health Science; Marketing; NJROTC; Pre-Engineering

Why Career & Technical Education?

CTE: Learning that works for America

Teacher Spotlight

Stacee Cushatt - EMT/Fire Science

Stacee began her EMS career in 2008 as a basic EMT and has been working in the field ever since. After 3 years into her career, Stacee decided to attend Paramedic School where she went on to serve as a Field Training Officer and EMT-Basic Instructor/Class Coordinator. In 2013, Stacee moved to Manchester NH where she worked as a Field Training Officer and Primary Field Paramedic Preceptor for NHTI students.

Currently, Stacee serves as a liaison for the Dover Career & Technical Education Fire Fighter 1 Program and is the lead Instructor for EMT-Basic Program. In addition, she sits on the NHTI Paramedic Advisory Board and instructs Advanced Trauma Lab for Paramedic students at NHTI.

Melissa Hope - Cosmetology

Melissa has been a cosmetologist for 16 years,holding a Cosmetology, Esthetics and Master Barber's licence in the state of NH. Before coming to Dover Career Technical Center, she spent the last 10 years teaching in post-secondary education. In her spare time, Melissa works in a local salon and helps coach her son's baseball.

David McKenzie - Electrical Technology

David Mckenzie has been a licensed electrician in the state of NH for over 10 years with experience in residential, commercial, and industrial electricity. David also has an extensive background in low voltage direct digital controls and fire alarm systems.

Dr. Hannah Wells - Animal Science

Hannah has practiced veterinary medicine for over 20 years, specializing in small animals, acupuncture and herbal medicine. Before coming to Dover Career Technical Center, Hannah owned and operated a small animal, house call practice which later became a general small animal practice. After many years in the field, Hannah has now decided to pursue her passion for teaching and is proud to call herself an educator in our Animal Science program at Dover Career Technical Center.

CTE in the News

Dover Breaks Ground on new High School

The Joint Building Committee of the School Board and City of Dover breaks ground on the new Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center.

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NH Construction Career Days

Students enrolled in Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision, Building Construction Technology, Electrical Technology and Pre-Engineering at Dover Regional Career & Technical Center, attended NH Construction Career Days on September 22nd, 2016.

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Manufacturing Week

During the week of October 11th, students enrolled in Career & Technical Education programs visited manufacturing sites throughout the seacoast, learning more about high wage, high demand advanced manufacturing and engineering careers. Below are some of the sites visited:

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Petting Barn at the Deerfield Fair

The Dover Animal Science Program managed the Deerfield Fair Petting Barn from September 28th-October 2nd.

Throughout the fair, our students educated the public on the variety of barn animals that the Animal Science program cares for.

Other News Stories

For the most current and up to date news stories visit CTE IN THE NEWS.

The Classroom-Community Connection

The Career Corner

Engaging Students Outside of the Classroom

Throughout the year DHS-CTC students gain real world experiences that prepare them to be college and career ready. These experiences include part-time employment, job shadows and internships that are designed to provide a supervised learning experience, providing students with the opportunity to apply formal classroom learning to actual career situations outside of Dover High School.

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Throughout the year, students are engaged in internships designed to offer a supervised learning experience that is related to a students’ career or college plan. These experiences provide students with the opportunity to develop on-site occupational skills and apply formal classroom learning to the world of work.

"This internship has opened my eyes to what I really want to do in life. Without it, I would still be on a winding road, not knowing what's next. -Jennifer Dunn, class of 2017

For more information about our internship program

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Fall CTE Program Advisory Meeting

On November 10th, 2016 over 70 individuals representing local businesses, post-secondary partners, current students, alumni and community members attended the bi-annual Career and Technical Education Program Advisory Meeting. These meetings are designed to bring together CTE partners and program advisors in an effort to discuss the present state and future of Career and Technical Education.

Click the link below to view the Foster's Article:

Creating Post-Secondary Pathways

Dover High School and Career Technical Center offers concurrent-enrollment opportunities that allow students to earn college credits while enrolled in designated high school courses. Credits are transferable to many colleges and universities throughout the country.

Students can earn college credit in the following Career & Technical Education courses:

Future Happenings

Connecting Classrooms to Careers: Cultivating the Seacoast's Future Workforce

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 7:30am

789 Central Avenue

Dover, NH

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