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Career & Technical Center
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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.
CTC LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASS PRESENTS CHECK TO PSP FAMILIES
Pictured above is a photo collage of the assembly. Photos used courtesy of The Citizens Voice.
The WBACTC hosted an assembly to present a check to the families of fallen PA State Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson, and to seriously wounded Trooper Alex Douglass. The check was more than $22,000, all raised from donation cards.
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.
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
May 7, 2015 - WBACTC Open House * 6:00pm - 7:30pm *
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
School Website: www.wbactc.org
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)