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Portsmouth Career Technical Center Career Services has a Career Counselor located in the Guidance suite to assist students with college and career planning, college applications, career assessments, resume writing, job searches and Work Education credit.

Career Services also offers:

CTE Study Skills: Academic study and organizational skills course for students enrolled in 2-year or exploratory CTE courses. Course also incorporates all aspects of career and college planning.

Seminar-based activities: Collaboration units with Guidance and Academic Departments, career units for 2-year state sanctioned CTE programs, guest speakers from industry and recruitment tours of CTE programs for grades 8-10.

Career and college planning: Assessment testing and career interest inventories, career and college resumes and local CTE scholarship assistance.

Career preparation: Resume, cover letter, job application assistance and student job board.

Work-based learning activities and Cooperative/Work Education Programs such as those described below

Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education Program provides on-the-job experience that is supplemental to classroom and laboratory instruction. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in one of the following Career Technical Education Programs: Architecture/Design-Build, Automotive Technology, Business, Culinary Arts, Education & Teacher Training and Welding. Evaluation forms are completed by the work education coordinator at the end of the quarter.

Work Education

The Work Education Program is designed for any student who requests credit for part-time employment and is not eligible for Cooperative Education credit. This experience is monitored and evaluated by school staff and employers. Student can earn 1/4 credit toward graduation for each nine weeks (one academic quarter) of successful work experience. Evaluation forms are completed by the work education coordinator at the end of each quarter.

Career Interest Internships

Internships provide a valuable learning opportunity for Portsmouth High School students. Students are able to leave the school for half of the day and work with a community partner in their career interest field. This provides students with hands-on, true to life work experience to strengthen their job skills and build their resume. These internships are highly selective and must be referred to the CTE Director by either a teacher or guidance counselor. Referral does not guarantee acceptance.

Career Services at Portsmouth High School provides services to all students interested in preparing and planning their futures. Any student may visit Career Services to investigate careers, colleges, evaluate occupational interest and aptitude and explore workplace opportunities.


Contact Pamela Wiggin for more information.

PamelaCall her at:

(603) 436‐7100 x2935

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