EASTERN Holds 10th Grade Career Expo

Career Expo student guests learn about the Construction Technology program.

Career Expo student guests learn about the Construction Technology program.

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) welcomed students from Abington, Cheltenham, Lower Moreland, Jenkintown, and Springfield High Schools on the afternoon of February 22 for an event called 10th Grade Career Expo. All student visitors had the opportunity to see two EASTERN programs of their choice. This exploratory program for the participating high schools was developed to enable students to make an informed program choice before enrolling in an EASTERN program. During the visitation, students met the program instructor, spoke with current students, and learned about the curriculum and expectations of the programs.

For the past 10 years, EASTERN has partnered with the high schools in Eastern Montgomery County in scheduling the Career Expo visitations. Students picked two of EASTERN’s 14 career and technical programs: Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Business and Technology Professional, Collision Repair Technology, Commercial Art, Computer Network Administration, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Protective Services, Veterinary Science, and Welding Technology. Students spent close to an hour in
each program.

Career Expo student guests learn about the Veterinary Science program.

Career Expo student guests learn about the Veterinary Science program.

“Having the opportunity to visit the programs prior to enrollment is invaluable to the decision-making process for potential students,” said Joe Greb, EASTERN’s Assistant Director. “We look forward to meeting our future students during this recruitment event and then seeing them come back with their parents at Open House in March.”

As a follow-up to Career Expo, EASTERN will hold an Open House on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Open House is open to all community members who would like to learn more about EASTERN’s high school, middle school, adult continuing education, and Practical Nursing programs.

Career Expo student guests learn about the Protective Services program.

Career Expo student guests learn about the Protective Services program.

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