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CHILD CARE & SUPPORT SERVICES MGMT STUDENTS READ TO YOUNG CHILDREN
Pictured from left to right are: Maylynn Kish, Brittany Adams, Deborah Rugar, Michelle Ortiz, Carleen Ramirez, Mrs. Barletta, Child Care & Support Services Mgmt Teacher.
Students in the Child Care and Support Services Management program visited the Pittston Primary Center. The students read a story to the elementary students and were able to gain valuable practical experience working with young students.
CTC STUDENTS HELP GERRITY'S PRESENT CHECK FROM PSP CARD FUNDRAISER
Enjoy the video above courtesy of PAHomepage.com and WBRE TV.
Nearly $19,000 was raised when Gerrity's Supermarkets pitched in to contribute to the WBACTC Law Enforcement student's "PSP Card" fundraiser. The fundraiser benefits the families of fallen Corporal Bryon Dickson, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass. Gerrity's sold PSP Cards at their store check-outs for $1.00. WBACTC's Mr. Joe Lakkis and his students from his Law Enforcement program helped present a check of the proceeds on Monday. Gerrity's also donated $1,000 to the cause. Organizers say it speaks to the generosity of the community. Even though the fundraiser has wrapped up, Gerrity's locations are still selling cards and taking donations for the troopers' families.
MRS. LEIBY & STUDENTS ATTEND 87TH NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION & EXPO IN KENTUCKY
Pictured above: Kim Sanchez, student; Mrs. Janice Leiby, WBACTC Ornamental Horticulture Instructor; Bianca Bullock, student.
Two students from the Horticulture class/Wilkes-Barre FFA attended the FFA 87th National Convention on October 29-November 1, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Bianca Bullock (12th Coughlin) and Kimberly Sanchez (11th Coughlin) represented the Wilkes-Barre FFA chapter at a group meeting for the “Living To Serve” community grant that the Wilkes-Barre FFA secured for the school year. Bianca Bullock, W-B FFA club Treasurer and Kimberly Sanchez, W-B FFA club President were joined by 55,000 other FFA members from across the United States. The trip to Kentucky was paid for entirely with grant money as designed by the grant writer/advisor Mrs. Janice Leiby. Additionally, The “Living To Serve” project has provided USDA grant money of more than $10,000 to the Huber Breaker Memorial garden in Ashley, PA over the past 5 years. The grant has enabled our students to partner with local agencies and community activists to secure supplies for the memorial garden site. In fact, two students have used the grant project as their senior project.
SCHIEL'S FAMILY MARKETS DONATES TO THE TROOPER CARD FUNDRAISER
First Row (L to R): Off. Samantha Zink; Off. Malcom Mabray; Off. Isaiah Stebbins; Off. Jose Correa; Off. Zodie Nichols Second Row (L to R): Off. Carissa Coolbaugh; Off. Samantha Sulkowski; Off. Starr Gyle; Mr. Robbie Paul, Director of Operations Schiel’s Family Market; Mr. Gary Schiel, Co-Owner Schiel’s Family Market; Mr. Joe R. Lakkis, Instructor WBACTC Law Enforcement Mr. Frank Majikes, Principal; Off. Emily Malys; Off. Nataya Lowman
Schiel’s Family Markets presented a check to the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Law Enforcement program. Both locations of Schiel’s Family Market in Wilkes-Barre recently participated in selling the Trooper cards to benefit the families of Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Tpr. Alex Douglass who were shot while on duty at the Blooming Grove Barracks. Cpl. Dickson was killed while Tpr. Douglass is still recovering from his wounds. Pictured making a check presentation to the members of the Law Enforcement class and Instructor Joe R. Lakkis are Mr. Robbie Paul, Director of Operations; Mr. Gary Schiel, Co-Owner; and Mr. Frank Majikes, Principal
WBACTC HOSTS W-B PD SGT. PHIL MYERS AS SADD FEATURED SPEAKER
Pictured above: Dr. Tony Guariglia, WBACTC Assistant Principal; Sgt. Phil Myers, Wilkes-Barre PD; Mrs. Tina LoBrutto, SADD Coordinator; and SADD student members.
Sgt. Phil Myers was the featured speaker for the WBACTC SADD Assembilies held on Thursday, October 30, 2014. SADD also held "Red Ribbon Week" from 10/27 to 10/31 to raise awareness and promote a bully & drug free school.
MARTZ AND WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER PROMOTE INTERNSHIPS
Pictured above: Sean Moran; CTC Student Interns; and Martz representatives.
Martz Trailways and the Wilkes-Barre Career Technical Center Diesel Mechanic Program have joined forces for the education and development of new technicians. The project was spearheaded by Ed Steltz, Martz VP Human Resources in response to a shortage of qualified Diesel Techs in the labor market. Steltz indicated today mechanic is “not your grandfather’s grease monkey” and the skills required include electronics, computers and modern analytical equipment. He indicated vehicle maintenance is now high tech. There is and will continue to be a high demand for well trained technicians and Martz is happy to provide the hands on training opportunities these students need. Sean Moran, Capstone Co-Op Coordinator, indicated the relationship will benefit the students as they acquire real world experience and company as Martz will have a pool of qualified candidates to select employees after graduation. He added “we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future”.
COME OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL WITH A JOB & NO DEBT
Both NBC's Today Show and Education Week national newspaper recently covered stories promoting an alternative path for high school students to land a career without the debt, if college isn't for you... Career/Vocational Schools!
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Important Upcoming Dates
November 27, 28, & December 1, 2014 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 & Jan. 1, 2 - School Closed, Christmas Vacation
..:: Public Notice of Non-Discrimination ::..
The Wilkes Barre Area Career and Technical Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its program or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated Youth Groups. For information on services, activities and/or accessibility, contact: Support Programs Coordinator Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, (570)822-4131, Wilkes Barre Area Career and Technical Center, 350 Jumper Road, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18705-0699, www.wbactc.org
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