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Career & Technical Center
..:: News ::..
DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS, WBACTC IS CLOSED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH
A SCHOOL CLOSING IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015.
Stay tuned to your local television station and our website for any further information.
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 Principal; & 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.
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.
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 1-7, 2015 - School Closed - Designated Snow Make-Up Days/Spring Vacation
May 22, 2015 - Designated Snow Make-up Day
May 25. 2015 - Memorial Day - School Closed
..:: 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)