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: Nick Hawthorne, Automotive Technology

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2017 Automotive Technology / Archbishop Wood High School alum, Nick Hawthorne, has been serving in the U.S. Army since he graduated from high school. Last April, he graduated from the United States Army Airborne School and is currently with his unit in Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he works as an airborne wheeled vehicle mechanic and a paratrooper. As an airborne wheeled vehicle mechanic, Hawthorne trouble shoots, repairs and maintains Humvees, LMTVs and other military vehicles.

Hawthorne developed a love of cars at a young age. While in tenth grade, he heard about the career and technical program at EASTERN from a friend who was attending the Collision Repair Technology program. After visiting EASTERN, he decided to enroll in the Automotive Technology program. Hawthorne did exceedingly well in the Automotive Technology program and was selected as the student representative for EASTERN’s Executive Advisory Committee during his senior year.

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Student Spotlight: Nick Bevilacqua, Electrical Technology

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Electrical Technology/Upper Dublin High School senior, Nick Bevilacqua, is currently an electrical summer intern at Upper Dublin School District. He is using the electrical skills he obtained at EASTERN on-the-job at Upper Dublin’s elementary, middle and high schools. Among his many summer projects, he is replacing the lights in the Upper Dublin High School pool and running wires for the air conditioning units in the elementary schools.

Nick first heard about this opportunity through his father, an electrician who had this job at Upper Dublin when he was Nick’s age.  Nick spoke to his EASTERN Electrical Technology Instructor, Gary Felmey, about this opportunity and learned that other EASTERN students have done this in the past.  Nick applied for the position and has been enjoying a paid summer internship refining his electrical skills and boosting his resume.

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New Computer Network Administration Instructor Kevin Finegan

Kevin Finegan, Computer Network Administration InstructorKevin Finegan was selected as the Computer Network Administration Instructor at EASTERN starting in August 2018. As a 1999 alumnus of the Computer Network Administration program and Bishop McDevitt High School, he has enjoyed a successful career in the technology industry while pursuing many industry certifications.

Mr. Finegan has expertise in networking technologies, including installing, configuring, and maintaining all facets of the network. He comes to EASTERN as a Senior Systems Engineer from a King of Prussia-based company that provides clinical trial payment solutions. He holds an associate degree from Montgomery County Community College in PC / LAN Networking, and industry-standard certification in many areas, including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Novell CNA.

“I am very excited to be coming back to EASTERN as an instructor,” said Mr. Finegan. “I now have a chance to teach and inspire the next generation of technology enthusiasts. For me, EASTERN was the start of my career planning and the first step on my path to success in the computer networking industry.”

Computer Network Administration students use the latest technologies, and learn to install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems. Students must pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) in the first year of the program and are prepared for other industry certification exams in Microsoft Server and Linux. For more information about EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration program, please visit www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/cna/.

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Collision Repair Program Receives $1000 Grant

Collision Repair Technology Instructor, Steve Parke, accepts the $1,000 grant check from The Collision Repair Education Foundation

Collision Repair Technology Instructor, Steve Parke, accepts the $1,000 grant check from The Collision Repair Education Foundation

The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Collision Repair Technology program was selected as a recipient of a $1,000 Collision Repair Education Foundation grant during the 2017 – 2018 school year. Collision Repair Education Foundation grants are supported by donations from industry partners and local Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-Car) committee fundraising activities. The grant program is designed to help collision programs get the tools, equipment and supplies to increase their capabilities.

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121 Students Recognized at May Awards Ceremony

Commercial Art senior, Madeline Maiers and Bill Rothert from the Hatboro Lions Club

Commercial Art senior, Madeline Maiers and Bill Rothert from the Hatboro Lions Club

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, EASTERN held its annual Awards Night at 7 p.m. at Upper Moreland High School. This year 121 students were recognized for their achievements with $46,000 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, winners of special end-of-year awards, and those who have achieved the Attendance Award. EASTERN is honored to announce two new awards instituted for this year’s Awards Night including the Sean C. Burke Memorial Award and the Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community College Award.

Chakai Sander-Ramos, a senior in the Automotive Technology program was the recipient of the Sean C. Burke Memorial Award. He is photographed here with the Burke family.

Chakai Sander-Ramos, a senior in the Automotive Technology program was the recipient of the Sean C. Burke Memorial Award. He is photographed here with the Burke family.

“Awards Night is an amazing evening of student recognition that the staff and faculty look forward to each year,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “It is a source of pride for all of us to see the students on stage being recognized for their hard work and outstanding achievement. We are grateful to all of our award donors and to the EASTERN Foundation for holding fundraisers throughout the year.”

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.

Chef Ben Vozzo from the Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community College presented awards to Hunter Meier, a senior in EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program, and Jenna Painter, a junior in EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program.

Chef Ben Vozzo from the Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community College presented awards to Hunter Meier, a senior in EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program, and Jenna Painter, a junior in EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program.

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to the EASTERN Foundation to support student awards, checks can be made payable to the “EASTERN Foundation” and mailed to EASTERN at 3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. The EASTERN Foundation now has an online contribution link- www.eastech.org/foundation/donate.

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EASTERN Alumni Spotlight: Emily Dimant, Cosmetology Graduate

Emily Dimant, EASTERN Cosmetology graduate, poses with make-up brushes.On May 31, 2018, Emily Dimant, a 2014 Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology and Lower Moreland High School graduate, provided a make-up application demonstration and tips on photographing models for websites and portfolios to EASTERN Cosmetology seniors. Dimant obtained her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia after completing EASTERN’s Cosmetology program and obtaining her Cosmetology license at the age of 18.

Dimant is a published and professionally licensed on-location makeup artist working in Philadelphia and surrounding areas for over 7 years. She is represented by Reinhard Agency and has branded herself as a well-known Philadelphia makeup artist for weddings, photoshoots, publications, and classes. She continues her education every year by training under celebrity and bridal makeup artists and attending regional trade shows.

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EASTERN Students Learn About Nuclear Energy Trades

Welding Technology students with Jeremey Barnhart, Kevin Cawley (top center) and EASTERN Welding Instructor, Meghan Cicchino (bottom left).Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Welding Technology, Electrical Technology and Protective Services students attended a presentation by Kevin Cawley, 2011 EASTERN Electronics Engineering Technology graduate, and Jeremy Barnhart – both Systems Engineers at Limerick Generating Station.

The presentation was for students to get a better understanding of nuclear energy and dispel myths surrounding it and to discuss all the skilled trades needed in the field, such as welders and electricians to proactively maintain the facility and security officers to perform check points and inspections.

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EASTERN Students Win at SkillsUSA State Competition

Twenty-four students from Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove competed in their skill areas or with their leadership proficiency at the SkillsUSA State Competitions held April 18, 19 and 20 at the Hershey Convention Center. Students from all over Pennsylvania took part in the competition. SkillsUSA is a national student leadership organization that encourages students to be productive individuals in
our democratic society, work to their potential, become responsible, be proud of their accomplishments and supportive of their community. Medalists from EASTERN include:

Silver Medal Winners – Opening & Closing Ceremonies: Gabbi Ott, EASTERN Commercial Art/Abington senior; Olivia Hepner, EASTERN Commercial Art/Springfield senior; Rowan Klotzbach, EASTERN Veterinary Science/Hatboro-Horsham junior; Shane Taggart, EASTERN Electrical Technology/Upper Dublin junior; Abby Martin, EASTERN Electrical Technology/Jenkintown senior; Erin Cass, EASTERN Welding Technology /Hatboro-Horsham junior; Jay Stingel, EASTERN Commercial Art/Upper Dublin senior; Joanne Scott, EASTERN Commercial Art/Hatboro-Horsham junior.

Bronze Medal Winner – Employment Application Process: Xavier Johnson, EASTERN Culinary Art/Upper Moreland senior. Health Occupations Portfolio – Sarah Pierre-Louis, EASTERN Allied Health/ Cheltenham senior.

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