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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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.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2010 Collision Repair Technology/Cheltenham High School alum, Victoria Penecale, is now completing her third year as an instructional aide for the Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology programs at the school where her career training first began.
Penecale attended EASTERN’s Collision Repair Technology program half day during her junior and senior years of high school. She was a leader in her class and even achieved the honor of Student of the Month in November 2009. She also served as a School-Wide Officer for EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2017 Construction Technology / Abington Senior High School graduate, Nicholas Lehotsky, is currently working full time for local general contracting company, True North Construction. He is using the skills he obtained at EASTERN in both commercial and residential settings, such as trim work, framing and weather-proofing.
After graduating from Abington Senior High School and EASTERN’s Construction Technology program, Lehotsky wanted to get right to work. He began the job search online and started working at True North Construction in September of 2017. Lehotsky’s goal is to eventually use his construction skills to purchase, renovate and sell homes.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Veterinary Science/Hatboro-Horsham High School students, Rowan Klotzbach and Ayhan Usein, demonstrated their knowledge of the animal science field at Hatboro-Horsham School District’s “When I Grow Up” Career Fair held at Hallowell Elementary School on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The EASTERN exhibit table included information about their 14 career and technical high school offerings, giveaways, and the opportunity to learn the best way to take a pulse on a dog with the use of the CPR dummy.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Veterinary Science / Jenkintown High School junior, Cassie Lynch, is getting a head start on her education in the large animal veterinary field while still in high school.
Cassie has been an avid competitive horseback rider for the past four years. This exposed her to large animals and helped her determine that this is where her future career lies. While in middle school, Cassie attended EASTERN’s Summer Fun World of Construction program. She heard about the Veterinary Science program at EASTERN through Jenkintown High School and from her uncle, who is EASTERN’s Electrical Technology Occupational Advisory Committee Chairperson.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2015 Welding Technology / Hatboro High School graduate, Liam Cawley, has been working as a fabricator at AJ Kane for the past year and half. He came to visit EASTERN’s Welding Technology program on March 5, 2018 to speak to the current class about his career path since graduation.
Cawley’s older brother also attended a program at EASTERN, went to college and built a successful career. Cawley knew his career path would not include college and he wanted to work with his hands. He visited EASTERN when he was in tenth grade and found Welding Technology to be an ideal fit.
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) announces a new award honoring the memory of 1985 Automotive Technology/Cheltenham High School graduate, Sean Burke, who passed away in January 2016. This $500 award is sponsored by the Burke family and will be presented annually at EASTERN’s Award Night ceremony to an outstanding EASTERN Automotive Technology graduating senior who will be continuing his/her education.
While Sean was like any other young boy in high school tooling around with fixing this and that, he was kind, curious and would do anything for anyone. At the age of 14 he bought a car and took apart the entire engine in his parent’s driveway only to completely drop in a new engine one piece at a time. Sean’s foundation at EASTERN opened his mind and doors leading him on the path to success. He was a mechanical prodigy, and he found the perfect fit in landscape contracting. Sean and his brother, Kevin, began Burke Brothers Landscape Design in 1990. Sean and Kevin have won countless awards and have donated their time and talents while staying committed to enhancing the beauty of their community.
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