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Career & Technical Center
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LAW ENFORCEMENT STUDENTS WORK WITH WBPD AT ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Pictured above First Row (L to R): David Johnson; Off. Joe Homza, WBPD. Second Row (L to R): Cebastian Murray, Vanessa Wolf, Emily Malys, Joseph Schneider, Carissa Coolbaugh. Third Row (L to R): Zyon Johnson, Adam Kuczynski, Jayson Scott, Kelsey Campbell, & Skylar Vanderhoff.
WBACTC Law Enforcement students worked with the Wilkes-Barre Police Dept. at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The students worked under the direction of WBPD Sergeant Joe Novak, Parade Detail Commander, to ensure the safety of the children attending the parade. Sergeant Joe Novak gave the students their roll call briefing, which included crowd control and event security. Mr. Joe Lakkis is their instructor at WBACTC.
WBACTC PARTICIPATES IN 2015 HOME EXPO AT MOHEGAN SUN
Pictured above is a small collage of pictures from the show.
The WBACTC was praised by the BIA Pennsylvania Home Builders Association, as our seven approved BIA Programs of Study were showcased at the 2015 BIA Home Builders Expo Home Show at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township this past March 6-8, 2015. Several items were auctioned off including a bird house and a wishing well. Participating in the event were Building Trades, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Masonry, Plumbing, Residential Construction, and Law Enforcement; as well as their instructors and Mr. Moran, Cooperative Education Instructor.
DRAFTING STUDENTS BUILD BRIDGES
Pictured above with their bridge, Daelyn Mynes and Kurtis Kehr; and Mr. Dave Zaykoski, Drafting Instructor.
Two students from Mr. Zaykoski’s Drafting and Design class recently participated in the 27th annual Northeastern PA Regional Bridge Building Contest held at the Viewmont Mall. Students used critical and creative thinking to design and solve the engineering criteria requirements to qualify their bridges to test for the highest efficiency. The efficiency is determined by dividing the bridge load at destruction, by the mass of the bridge. This year’s first and second place competitors were invited to the International Bridge Building Contest held in April at the Education Center for Technology in Portland, Oregon. Kurtis Kehr received a 15th place spot and Daelyn Mynes tested as an exhibition bridge along with 55 registered competitors from local schools and Career Centers.
THE MAGNOLIA PROJECT COMES TO WBACTC
Featured above is a collage of pictures from the event.
WBACTC was happy to welcome Angeline Abraham, Project Manager Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, and members of Leadership Wilkes-Barre, to help kick start the Magnolia Project here at our school. They spoke to our girls during their lunch periods on Thursday, Feb 26, 2015. The Magnolia Project is a leadership development and empowerment program for high school girls.
SIX DRAFTING STUDENTS RECEIVE AUTODESK CERTIFICATION
Pictured above, left to right, first row: Kylee Vaughn, Meyers; Laquan Whitehead, Pittston Area; Brian Cruz, G.A.R.; Kurtis Kehr, Crestwood; Daelyn Mynes, Hanover Area; & John Dulis, Meyers. Second row, Mr. Dave Zaykoski, Drafting Instructor; Mr. Frank Majikes, WBACTC Acting Administrative Director; & Dr. Tony Guariglia, WBACTC Assistant Principal.
Students from Mr. Zaykoski’s Drafting and Design class were recognized for their achievements. The students scored over 600 on manipulative skills and cognitive knowledge. As a result, each student received “Autodesk Certified User” which is a highly recommended industry certification in the Drafting and Design field. Autodesk Certified User badging will remain with students for future employment.
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
March 30-31 & April 1, 2015 - Inclement Weather Make-Up Days (School In Session)
April 2-3, 6, 2015 - School Closed - Spring Vacation
May 22, 2015 - Inclement Weather Make-Up Day (School In Session)
May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day - School Closed
June 10-12, 2015 - Inclement Weather Make-Up Days (School In Session)
June 15, 2015 - Last Student Day
..:: 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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Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)