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WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER CLASS OF 2015
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WBACTC CLASS OF 2015
211 students from Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center received certificates on May 27th during commencement ceremonies at the school’s Plains Township campus. Alexandra P. Brown, a Health Assistant student from Old Forge HS, was the William Matikiewicz Award for Outstanding Senior Recipient; Amanda Brooks, a Cosmetology I student from E.L. Meyers HS, was the Outstanding Senior 1st Runner-up; Edwin Vergara, an Electrical Construction student from E.L. Meyers HS, was the Outstanding Senior 2nd Runner-Up; Outstanding Senior nominees were Cassandra Kelly, Nicolas Simms, Colton Balliet, Linda Martinez, Kirsten M. Meaney, and Devin George Nesbitt. Congratulations and good luck seniors!
LAW ENFORCEMENT STUDENTS TOUR PA STATE POLICE ACADEMY & MUSEUM IN HERSHEY
Pictured above is Mr. Lakkis' Law Enforcement Class at the PA State Police Academy.
The class toured the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and the Pennsylvania State Police Museum. They enjoyed lunch on the State Police Academy grounds and spent the afternoon in Hersheypark.
WATCH WBACTC AWARDS NIGHT 2015
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, The WBACTC Awards Night was streamed LIVE over the internet via TheCube.com, and still can be viewed from any computer or mobile device.
WBACTC STUDENT EARNS FIRST MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION IN SCHOOL'S HISTORY
Pictured above is Linda Martinez, CIT Student and Senior from G.A.R. High School.
Linda is the first student at WBACTC to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification in Access. Students at Wilkes-Barre Area CTC have the opportunity become certified through our partnership with Microsoft and the IT Academy. This partnership provides training opportunities to better prepare these students to take and pass relevant Industry Certifications needed in Computer Information Technology, Drafting, Graphic Arts, Audio-Visual Communications, Child Care Management and Support Services, and Adult Night School in today’s workplace. This is a great accomplishment for Linda. She is a senior at GAR and a nominee for WBACTC Outstanding Senior. She also has a IC3 Certification from WBACTC and is an active member of the National Technical Honor Society.
LCCC PRESIDENT SPEAKS TO WBACTC STUDENTS
Pictured above is LCCC President, Thomas P. Leary.
Luzerne County Community College President, Thomas P. Leary, recently visted Wilkes-Barre Area CTC. He spoke to the students about continuing their education at LCCC after high school.He also spoke about how WBACTC and LCCC work together.
2013-2014 WBACTC GRADUATE FOLLOW-UP SURVEY
PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE SURVEY:http://www.flp.ed.state.pa.us/
If you graduated in 2014, we ask you to complete the follow-up survey by clicking the link above. If you need your security code, contact Dr. Tony Guariglia @ 570-822-4131 ext. 118.
WBACTC'S EDWIN VERGARA WINS GOLD AT SkillsUSA PENNSYLVANIA STATE COMPETITION
Pictured above Mr. Bob Bertoni, WBACTC SkillsUSA Advisor; and Edwin Vergara with his gold medal.
WBACTC Electrical Construction student, Edwin Vergara, won the gold at SkillsUSA Pennsylvania 48th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference held April 8th-10th at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center. Edwin won gold in the Telecommunications Cabling event and will represent Pennsylvania and WBACTC at Nationals in Louisville, KY June 22-26. Congratulations to Edwin and his Instructor Mr. David Namey. Best of luck in Louisville.
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
August 27, 2015 - In-Service Day
August 31, 2015 - School Opens!
September 4, 2015 - School Closed
September 7, 2015 - Labor Day; School Closed
October 12, 2015 - Columbus Day; School Closed
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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
School Website: www.wbactc.org
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