Author: Marketing

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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Training for America’s Greatest Team

Jacob Travis, a Tulpehocken Area High School senior and student in Berks Career & Training Center’s (BCTC) Welding Technology Program, spent the last summer as a high school student training for the most physical, mental, and emotional challenges he may ever encounter at the United States’ Army Basic Training. Four days after his junior year […]

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Team from BCTC Wins Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Second Annual Diesel Competition

Aidan Nunan and Chad Rothfelder, both seniors from Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC) / Boyertown Area High School won the team competition at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s second annual diesel competition on December 9-10, 2022, winning $5,000.00 in training funds for BCTC, courtesy of Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc.   The contest involved several challenges […]

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Blooming Futures

BCTC’s Horticulture students are blooming! Students weeded out the competition in this year’s Educational Floral event at the 75th Oley Fair! Please join us in congratulating: Student Name Sponsoring District Contest/Category Award/Place Alexandria Miller Kutztown Bridal Bouquet 1st Elizabeth Conrad Boyertown Holiday Arrangement 1st Genevieve Rivenburg Boyertown Arrangement of Roses 1st Rachael Brunner Hamburg Basket […]

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Ryan Lawrence

Vintage Vibes

Ryan Lawrence, a senior at Boyertown/Berks Career and Technology (BCTC) Auto Collision Repair Technology program, knows the value of a vintage car. He has been restoring and fixing cars with his father since he was 10 years old. “I’ve learned a lot about engines from my dad, but I wanted to train in a different area. […]

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Bethany Kunz & Hailey Hagenbuch

“Team work makes the dream work!”

Berks Career & Technology Center’s Protective Services program has very strict rules regarding their uniform, behavior, and assignment completion.  If any of the rules in the program are broken, there are consequences for each.  All consequences involve physical exercise, mostly pushups.  If a student forgets several pieces of their uniform, they may have to complete […]

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Owen Reinert

Turning Old into New!

In today’s industry, many welders not only learn how to weld, but also create or fabricate something from metal. Owen Reinert, senior at Hamburg Area High School and Berks Career & Technology Center Welding program, was asked by his science teacher to repurpose old porch supports.  Owen decided to fabricate a garden arch.  This included […]

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Nick Beale

Pride In His Ride

Racing cars is in Nick Bealer’s blood.  Nick, a senior from Boyertown HS, was encouraged to start racing by his grandfather and father, both former race car drivers.  He started as a Junior Dragster when he was eight years old and moved to Big Cars when he turned thirteen.  Racing was something Nick knew he […]

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