On May 12, 2017, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional students went on a field trip to Chapman Auto Group in Horsham, PA, to tour all business areas of the dealership. Students received a personalized tour of the Showroom, the Auto Service Area, Customer Service, Call Center, and Accounting.
Barbara Peck, Chapman Auto Group’s Recruitment/Human Resources Director and Elisa
Kascik, Controller, welcomed the Business and Technology Professional students and Instructor Marketa Crane and discussed the importance of school attendance when seeking potential hires. The automotive industry is a business that not only needs automotive technicians but also sales people, administrative staff, business office professionals, and marketing and creative teams.
“This opportunity let our Business and Technology Professional students see, first-hand, the many areas of business that comprise the very lucrative automotive industry,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “We appreciate that Chapman Auto Group would partner with us on this field trip to help our students learn more about career options in business.”
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Anthony Sleptsov on the job.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology
Professional/Lower Moreland High School senior, Anthony Sleptsov began his Senior Capstone Project for Lower Moreland High School on Monday, May 15, 2017 in EASTERN’s Business Office. As a second-year Business and Technology Professional student, he chose an asset inventory project for EASTERN’s Business Office because it would utilize his Excel, organizational and time management skills.
From now through early June, Anthony will be working five and a half hours every Tuesday in EASTERN’s Business Office researching and preparing an asset inventory report. This involved scanning all equipment asset tags throughout all fourteen programs, photographing each piece of equipment, and creating a database with each item included. The purpose of this project is to help the Business Office determine what we have, what we no longer have, what we need and what needs to be disposed of. Anthony will also continue his Business and Technology Professional program at EASTERN in the afternoon.
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Mike Thornton presenting the Springfield Rotary John McCook Memorial Award to Garrett Boles.
On May 9, 2017, Garrett Boles, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Collision Repair Technology and Springfield Township High School senior, was presented with the Springfield Rotary John McCook Memorial Award. This award is named after a past President of the Club, John McCook, who worked in the trades most of his professional life. This award honors outstanding students who excel in academics and in their career and technical program at EASTERN.
Michael Thornton, Rotarian, presented Garrett with a certificate of achievement and monetary award at a luncheon held at EASTERN. Joe Greb, EASTERN’s Assistant Director, thanked the Springfield Rotary for their continued support of EASTERN students and the skilled trades.
“I am very proud of Garrett,” said Steve Parke, EASTERN’s Collision Repair Technology Instructor. “He works hard, achieves outstanding grades, and takes pride in his work. It is great to see him recognized by this amazing organization.”
EASTERN’s Collision Repair Technology program students benefit from a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience needed to carry out repairs on motor vehicles. Students benefit from the use of Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-Car) enhanced curriculum.
From left to right: Ashley Lademann, Abington High School junior; Lauren Lindsay, Hatboro-Horsham High School senior; Cori Sansalone, Student Success Aide; Brytan Rachlin, Hatboro-Horsham High School senior; and Lydia Emlet, Cheltenham High School junior.
On Wednesday May 3, 2017, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts students, Ashley Lademann, Abington High School junior; Lauren Lindsay, Hatboro-Horsham High School senior; Brytan Rachlin, Hatboro-Horsham High School senior and Lydia Emlet, Cheltenham High School junior, along with EASTERN’s Student Success Aide, Cori Sansalone, volunteered their time at the Upper Dublin Education Foundation (UDEF) Day at George’s Dreshertown Shop n’ Bag by serving beautifully prepared chocolate covered strawberries.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts/Upper Moreland High School senior, Hanna Long, was chosen as one of only 25 students selected throughout the nation to participate in the Congress-Bundestag program. The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Scholarship provides an opportunity for U.S. high school graduates who have undertaken vocational training to spend their 13th year in Germany pursuing their
vocational interests. This scholarship is provided through Nacel Open Door, Inc. Nacel Open Door, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education.
Hanna submitted her application for the Congress-Bundestag scholarship back in January 2017, which included several essays, transcripts from Upper Moreland High School and her career and technical program at EASTERN, passport photo, and several recommendation letters. She was selected as a semi-finalist and interviewed with the
Nacel Open Door panel in March. In April, Hanna was officially awarded the scholarship.
She will arrive in Germany in July and will begin intensive German language training in Bonn, Germany. She will then be placed with host family and given an internship in her field. She hopes to be placed in a bakery, in a hospital to continue her education in nutrition, or at a resort for hospitality management.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) announces a new award honoring the memory of 2016 Electrical Technology/Springfield High School graduate, Luke Gallagher, who passed away suddenly in August 2016. This award is sponsored by the Gallagher family.
This award will be presented annually at EASTERN’s Awards Night by the Gallagher family and Ms. Nicole Peck, to an EASTERN Electrical Technology student who demonstrates pride in the pursuit of mastery of the trade and shows initiative in sharing mastered skills by helping and supporting other students.
Luke was a leader and a role model to other students during his time at EASTERN. During his second year, he served as the Schoolwide Treasurer for EASTERN’s Student Leadership Organization, SkillsUSA. He was a student ambassador who represented his Electrical Technology program at recruitment events at Springfield High School and Springfield Middle School, as well as at EASTERN functions such as Open House. Luke was chosen by his instructor, Gary Felmey, as a paid intern for EASTERN during the summer of 2015 and as the 2015 – 2016 Electrical Technology Occupational Advisory Committee student representative. When he wasn’t interning, he volunteered his time as a Summer Fun World of Technology Student Teacher. He was honored as the November 2015 Student of the Month and leaves behind a legacy of dedication, hard work and friendship.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove is set to run the popular three week Looking Good program for current 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students, June 26 to July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $225. EASTERN has been offering a summer enrichment opportunity for middle school students for more than 30 years.
Online registration is now open – https://www.eastech.org/summerfun. Looking Good is the first step for those students interested in a career in the cosmetology field, which includes hair, nails, makeup and skin care. In this program, students will learn how to style hair and expand their knowledge of skin and hand care by doing facials, makeup and manicures.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts student/Abington High School junior, Ashley Lademann, received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Leadership Award at the ACF President’s Charity Scholarship Ball on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Philadelphia Country Club.
Ashley has been going to ACF meetings for over a year, but officially became a member in November 2016. Her father, David Lademann, is also a member of the ACF and encouraged her participation since she also had a passion for cooking. Both of Ashley’s parents are in the culinary field, so she has grown up immersed in the industry. Ashley was surprised and honored to receive the ACF Student Leadership Award.
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