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.”
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.