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Career & Technical Center
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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 WELDING STUDENTS MANUFACTURE HANDICAP ACCESS GATES FOR PA GAME COMMISSION
Pictured above from left to right: Jacob Gerlach, Mike Beahm, PA Game Commisson; John Halffenny, Len Valaitis, Welding Instructor; Matt Zawatski, James Schartz, Bruce Knick, Game Land Supervisor, PA Game Commission; & Noah Donahue.
Welding students of the WBACTC recently fabricated handicap access gates for the PA Game Commission. These gates will be used to assist physically disabled hunters in gaining access to Pennsylvania Game Lands. The class project will be featured in the PA Game Commission's monthly publication, "Pennsylvania Game News". The welding program is instructed by Mr. Len Valaitis.
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
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
School Website: www.wbactc.org
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)