Allied Health student checks an IV bag

Take the first step toward a rewarding career in Allied Health!

Automotive Technology student repairs a car

Take this program to get a head start in the automotive field!

Business and Technology Professional student reviews a document

Prepare for a career as an office professional!

Construction Technology student works at a Dewalt Chopsaw

Build a bright future in Construction Technology!

Construction Technology
Computer Networking Administration student at the server rack

Connect with the future and open doors to opportunities!

Computer Network Administration
Commercial Art student working at a MAC computer
Commercial Art

You’ll develop your own portfolio!

Collision Technology student repairs a car body
Collision Repair Technology

You’ll meet industry standards to be a success in this field!

Cosmetology student styles a young man's hair
Cosmetology

Save over $10,000 by taking this program in high school!

Culinary Arts student slices the round top from a layer cake.
Culinary Arts

Build your culinary skills and techniques at EASTERN

Electrical Technology student works on residential wiring.

Pursue a rewarding career in the electrical construction industry!

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning student works on a heating system.

There is always a demand for HVAC services!

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Protective Services student wearing fire fighter gear stands in front of a fire truck.
Protective Services

You’ll earn certifications to give you a head start on careers in this field!

Veterinary Science students work with a small dog.

Pursue a rewarding career in the animal care industry!

Welding Technology student demonstrates shielded metal arc welding.
Welding Technology

Good welders make good money… learn how at EASTERN!

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EASTERN Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Spolitino, Commercial Art

EASTERN 2013 Commercial Art/Abington High School alumni Kyle Spolitino is currently Kyle Spolitino, Commercial Art Graduateliving in Spokane, Washington while working at Yellowstone National Park, a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot, and pursuing his dream of travel and nature photography.

Spolitino developed a love of nature and photography early on in life. After visiting EASTERN while in 10th grade at Abington High School, he decided to take the first steps in building his career by enrolling in the Commercial Art program. Over the years, his focus has remained on travel and developing an impressive gallery of nature photography – many of which he has sold.

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Welding Technology Long Term Substitute – Christopher Panzitta

Mr. Chris Panzitta, Welding Technology Long Term SubstituteChristopher Panzitta was selected as the Welding Technology Long Term Substitute Instructor at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN). Mr. Panzitta comes to EASTERN from Bucks County Technical High School (BCTHS) where he teaches the adult night school welding classes. He is filling in for EASTERN’s Welding Technology Instructor, Ms. Meghan Cicchino, through mid-November. Welding Technology at EASTERN is designed for the student who is interested in the industrial engineering field.

Mr. Panzitta is a 2013 graduate of the Welding and Fabrication Technology program at BCTHS, and has been teaching the night school program since he graduated. He has several years of experience in the field as a welder, fabricator and shop team leader.

“Welding is my passion and being able to teach this important and lucrative skill to others has been very rewarding,” said Mr. Panzitta. “It is great to see so many high school students at EASTERN who are excited about this field and their future.”

For more information about EASTERN’s Welding Technology program, please visit https://www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/wld/.

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EASTERN’s New Veterinary Science Instructor Karen McGeehan

Ms. Karen McGeehan, Veterinary Science InstructorKaren McGeehan was selected as the Veterinary Science Instructor at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in July 2017. Veterinary Science at EASTERN provides the opportunity to pursue a career in the animal care industry. Students in Veterinary Science learn to support veterinarians by providing assistance during examinations; treatment administration and monitoring; managing health record information; and how to perform a wide range of selected practice-related duties.

Ms. McGeehan is a Certified Veterinary Technician in Pennsylvania and Red Cross CPR certified. She received her Associates in Vet Tech at Manor College, her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Temple University, and her MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Since 2003, she has held veterinary nursing positions at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from Nurse to Nursing Recruiter, and most recently, Nursing Supervisor. During her time at University of Pennsylvania, she also taught 4th year Veterinary students and Harcum students all aspects of Veterinary Nursing. Through these experiences she decided that she truly wanted to teach students who share her passion for animal care.

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EASTERN’s New Allied Health Instructor – Beth Whitehead

Ms. Beth Whitehead Allied Health InstructorBeth Whitehead was selected as the Allied Health Instructor at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in August 2017. Allied Health at EASTERN provides the opportunity to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. Allied Health is a senior-only program which is designed for high school seniors who plan to continue their education in college preparing for a career in the health field. Students are offered the opportunity to gain extensive clinical experiences partnering with health professionals at Abington-Jefferson Health.

Ms. Whitehead is a Registered Nurse, a Board-Certified Emergency Nurse and a Board-Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, with several industry certifications. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Penn State University, her RN from Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing, and her MSN in Nursing from Chamberlain College. Prior to joining EASTERN, Ms. Whitehead enjoyed a successful career in the healthcare field as an Assistant Dietary Director at a Nursing Home in Willow Grove, to an emergency trauma nurse, to her most recent position as a Clinical Educator at Abington-Jefferson. Ms. Whitehead continues to work as a Nurse Expert for a law firm in Philadelphia. She has also worked as an Adjunct Nursing Professor at Widener University.

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EASTERN Alumni Spotlight: Olga Stylianou

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2016 ComputerOlga Stylianou seated at a computer Network  Administration/Upper Moreland High School alumni, Olga Stylianou, is completing her summer internship at Willow Computer Services, Inc. She is building servers, computers, and performing monthly maintenance and server backups. Olga will be returning to Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a sophomore. In January, she will be a junior due to the college credit earned through the dual enrollment partnership between EASTERN and Montgomery County Community College.

Olga’s EASTERN Computer Network Administration Instructor, Karon Crickmore, heard about this internship opportunity from Robert Dyke, owner of Willow Computer Services and EASTERN Computer Network Administration Occupational Advisory Committee member. Mr. Dyke was looking for a few promising interns to join his team over the summer. Willow Computer Services, Inc. has extensive expertise in applications for businesses, government and other organizations in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Student Spotlight: Jacob Neulight – Computer Network Administration

Jason Neulight, CNA studentEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Computer Network Administration/Cheltenham High School rising senior, Jacob Neulight, has been selected as EASTERN’s Technology Management Systems (TMS) summer intern. This full-time summer position requires updating and reformatting school computers, Chromebooks and technology set-up for Summer Fun – EASTERN’s Middle School enrichment program.

As a freshman at Cheltenham High School, Jacob took an Advanced Placement Computer Programming class, which ignited his interested in learning more. Through EASTERN’s 10th Grade Career Expo, Jacob had the opportunity to visit the EASTERN Computer Network Administration program, meet the instructor, and speak with some of the current students. This validated his decision to enroll in the program.

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EASTERN Alumni Spotlight – Fred Fox

Fred Fox, 2017 Electrical Technology graduate from the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) has been selected as the Aramark intern for one year, beginning June 19, 2017. Aramark is EASTERN’s in-house maintenance and facility management department.

Fred Fox with Aramark co-workers.

(from left to right) Terry Hester, Aramark Facilities Quality & Standards Senior Manager, Fred Fox, and Russ Boyer, Aramark Team Lead.

Fred always knew he wanted a career in which he would work with his hands. As a sophomore at Cheltenham High School, he visited EASTERN’s Open House, toured several programs, and found the Electrical Technology program the right fit for him.

Fred was interviewed by Aramark on May 10, 2017 and was chosen from a pool of 10 EASTERN student applicants. Through this internship, Fred, who already had a solid base in the electrical field, now learns other aspects of building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and HVAC. After he completes his one year, paid internship, he will have the option to stay with the company and be transferred to another Aramark site.

“When I started in Electrical Technology at EASTERN, I was pleased to find that you also learn some things about other construction trade areas. As a senior in the Electrical Technology program, my program worked with Construction Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning to build a full-scale house,” said Fred. “My experiences at EASTERN opened my mind to learning many skills I can use in my everyday life and the classroom experience at EASTERN truly prepared me for this internship.”

Electrical Technology at EASTERN teaches the basics of electricity as well as residential and commercial wiring, data cabling and basic fiber optic installation. For more on the Electrical Technology program at EASTERN, please visit eastech.org/eastern-programs/ele/.

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122 EASTERN Students Recognized at May Awards Ceremony

Business and Technology Professional Award Winners with Instructor, Marketa Crane.

Business and Technology Professional Award Winners with Instructor, Marketa Crane.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, EASTERN held its annual Awards Night at 7 p.m. at Upper Moreland High School. This year 122 students were recognized for their achievements with $47,000 awarded in the form of scholarships, tools of the trade, plaques, certificates and checks. Awards Night recognizes students who have achieved Straight A, Students of the Month through the year, medal winners at SkillsUSA District and State Competitions, winners of special end-of-year awards, and those who have achieved the Attendance Award. EASTERN is honored to announce two new memorial awards instituted for this year’s Awards Night including the Luke Wynne Gallagher Memorial Award and the Nicholas Hampshire Memorial Award.

“Awards Night is an amazing evening of student recognition that the staff and faculty look

The Luke Wynne Gallagher Memorial Award: Gary Felmey, EASTERN’s Electrical Technology Instructor, the Gallagher Family and Nicole Peck with student recipient, Fred Fox, EASTERN Electrical Technology/Cheltenham High School senior.

The Luke Wynne Gallagher Memorial Award: Gary Felmey, EASTERN’s Electrical Technology Instructor, the Gallagher Family and Nicole Peck with student recipient, Fred Fox, EASTERN Electrical Technology/Cheltenham High School senior.

forward to each year,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “Our students are preparing to attend college or work in their field of study at EASTERN. We are pleased to be able to help them achieve their goals.”

Student awards are provided by the EASTERN Foundation, and supported by businesses, various community organizations, and individual donors. The purpose of EASTERN’s Foundation is to recognize EASTERN student achievement and success by assisting both students whose goal is post-secondary education and students who intend to start a rewarding career. Our business and industry partners inspired this effort and continue to support it extensively.

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