Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional/Upper Moreland High School junior, Daniel Fair, plans on pursuing a career in real estate, and chose to get a head start on his professional development by enrolling in the Business and Technology Professional program.
Daniel’s interest in real estate began when he was very young. His father worked in the construction industry, and Daniel would accompany him to many houses over the years – some were new construction and some homes were being renovated. He felt drawn to the real estate industry because it helps people find their ideal homes.
Daniel visited two programs during EASTERN’s 10th Grade Career Expo. He wanted to choose a program that would help him with his future career by giving him an edge in the workforce and in college. The skills provided in the Business and Technology Professional program seemed to be the best fit for him. He was also very interested in the dual enrollment credits through Montgomery County Community College that will save him time and money while pursuing his degree.
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.
“I chose the Business and Technology Professional program because success in the real estate industry is based on building relationships, organizational skills, math, and professionalism,” said Daniel. “This program is a great step in developing my skills to thrive in the business world.”
After graduation from Upper Moreland and EASTERN, Daniel plans to attend Montgomery County Community College, then matriculate to a local college or university to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.