Author: Marketing

SkillsUSA National Competition Top 3 Winners

Fifteen Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) students competed at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference against thousands of career and technical education students from the United States last week in Atlanta, Georgia. The students tested their skills as they worked against the clock and other competitors to prove their expertise in various industries […]

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Re-build of a Mack Truck

The 1959 B-Model Mack truck was donated to BCTC Diesel Technology program in 2017, by BCTC’s Heavy Equipment Technology Instructor, father.  The Mack B-series is a model line of trucks produced by Mack Trucks between 1953 and 1966.  The Mack B-series model line was sold in multiple configurations, including tractors and straight/rigid trucks with a […]

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Golden Reunion

Berks Career & Technology Center’s (BCTC) Class of 1973 celebrated their 50th, golden reunion with a tour of BCTC’s East campus and student-built house.  The class of 1973 graduates represented the Electricity, Machining & Tool, and Dental programs.  While many of the program names and locations on campus have changed, the training and opportunities for […]

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Chase Nugent

Practice Makes Progress  

Chase Nugent, an Exeter Township Senior High School junior and student in Berks Career and Technology’s (BCTC) Masonry program, believes his practice time on the volleyball court is just as important to practicing his skills in BCTC’s Masonry program.    Chase noted the similarities between volleyball and masonry.  “In volleyball, the ball is in your hands […]

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Excellence on the mat and in the garage 

Tucker Hogan, a Daniel Boone Area High School senior and student in Berks Career and Technology’s (BCTC) Diesel Technology program, just completed what most athletes dream about, an undefeated season!  Tucker is the PIAA 3A state wrestling champion at 189 lbs. with a perfect season of 44-0 this year.  But wrestling is not Tucker’s only […]

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Training at School and the Farm

Sara Haag, Level 3 Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation Therapy (SMaRT) at Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC) and Schuylkill Valley Senior has had two passions for as long as she can remember – sports and cows. This led Sara to place first as an individual and her Pennsylvania team to win first place in the […]

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Real World, Real Responsibilities 

The opportunity for students to go out to a co-op or Cooperative Education is the capstone for their time at Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC). It is an opportunity to put the training they have received at BCTC to work at a local company. There, they will learn the nuances and responsibilities of employment […]

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Caleb & Mentor

In Demand

Caleb Werner is a Level 3 Precision/Computerized Machining Technology and Conrad Weiser senior who has a big decision to make. Last month, Caleb received two job offers as a Machine Shop Operator with an hourly rate ranging between $24.00-$29.00/hour after his high school graduation.   Caleb did not always see himself as operating any tools in […]

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Pursuing Her Passion

Congratulations to Hannah Kerr for becoming the latest Cosmetology Instructor!  In addition to passing the Cosmetology Instructor state board exams, Hannah had to complete 500 training hours, teach 5 lessons, and run the Salon at BCTC East’s Cosmetology program.  Hannah was destined to be in the beauty business.  She elaborated, “my father is a Cosmetologist, […]

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