Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional/Lower Moreland High School senior, Anthony Sleptsov plans to attend a local college for one year after graduation to complete general prerequisites and then transfer to the Business School at New Castle University in the United Kingdom. He chose New Castle University due to its well-known business program and its location.
When Anthony started looking at EASTERN programs, he knew he wanted to work with computers and he had a desire to learn more about the business field. He visited the Business and Technology Professional program during Lower Moreland High School’s 10th grade visitation to EASTERN, and felt it was the right program to get him started on his college and career path.
Anthony enjoys the Business and Technology Professional program because it pushes students to think outside the box in terms of careers. He feels as though the skills he is learning can be used in any career field. One of his favorite aspects of the program is the small class size and personalized attention.
At EASTERN, Anthony is extremely involved with EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA. He is currently the Schoolwide Secretary. In this position, he creates spreadsheets for various fundraisers and places orders for school fundraisers. He manages many of the logistical aspects of SkillsUSA activities. He also creates the agenda and minutes for each SkillsUSA Council Meeting.
“If you are a hands-on learner, then EASTERN is the school for you< said Anthony. “Not only does it help you find a career path, but it changes you as a person and brings you out of your shell. I never intended to be involved in student government, but now I am very excited to be taking advantage of this opportunity. Study something that you can build and improve on.”
Anthony eventually hopes to start a small business that will grow and prosper. Some of his business world heroes are Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program is the first step in preparing students for a career in a professional business environment, such as business administration, business management, customer service representative and various forms of administrative support. Students study the current Microsoft Office applications at intermediate and advanced levels and other communication technologies. Students will be well-versed for the industry demands of high level written and verbal communication skills and soft skills, along with acquiring any proficiencies necessary to succeed in the business or office environment. Career objectives for this program include Executive Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Customer Service Representative. Students can earn up to nine transferable credits through EASTERN’s dual enrollment program with Montgomery County Community College.