The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC) is a consortium of nine school districts in the Northeastern Region of Pennsylvania. Opened in 1973 for the high school students of our area, The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County provides instruction in sixteen different
career areas.

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and technical education program offerings include: health; public safety; child care; auto body repair; automotive technology; welding; computer systems; visual art; cosmetology; building trades; graphic arts; and culinary. Inquiries may be directed to the Career Technology Center’s Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508 or 570-346-8471.

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October Student of the Month10/20/2014

Cosmetology student Teya Heller has been nominated October Student of the Month by her instructor, Ms. Christine Menichini. Teya has been described as a motivated, goal orientated student, who has great leadership skills. Ms. Heller is a junior at Lakeland High School. She is a member of the CTC Safety Committee and Student Council.  Teya¹s hobbies include bowling, painting, and drawing.  She works part-time as a cashier at Chuck E Cheese.  After graduation, she plans to attend the Make-Up Academy in New York.

(L to R) Mr. George Filak, Assistant Administrative Director, Teya Hiller and Ms. Christine Menichini, Cosmetology Instructor

September Student of the Month09/23/2014

Culinary Arts student, Corey Ubaldini has been nominated September Student of the Month by his instructor Mr. Steve Anania. He has been described as a class leader that is highly motivated and excels in the Culinary Arts. Mr. Ubaldini is a senior at West Scranton High School. He is a CTC Student Ambassador, Senior Leader and Lab Assistant. He is a member of the West Scranton High School Baseball team and works part-time as a line cook at Dino & Francesco's. Corey enjoys cooking, cars, electronics and social media. He plans to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

National Restaurant Association to certify ServSafe® course participants09/19/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) food employee certification regulations states that food establishments regulated by the PDA or a local health agency must employ at least one supervisory employee who has successfully completed a certified food-safety training course. This course fulfills the PDA requirements for the food employee certification regulation.

The National Restaurant Association will certify participants who complete the ServSafe® course and pass the exam in food safety and sanitation begining October 21, 2014. If you would like more information contact Colleen Stepanovich at 570-346-8471 ext. 167 or


The Sanitation Challenge:

•The Microworld—Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, and Fungi

•Contamination and Foodborne Illness

•The Safe Food Handler


Clean and Sanitary Facilities and Equipment:

•Cleaning and Sanitizing

•Integrated Pest Management


Flow of Food Through the Operation:

•Storage, Preparation, and Serving

•Principles of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Point System


Sanitation Management:

•Food-Safety Regulations and Standards

•Employee Food-Safety Training

Magdon Places Top 10 at National Competition06/30/2014

The SkillsUSA Championships was held on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 at  H. Roe Bartle Hall and Municipal Auditorium of the Kansas City Convention Center. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students - all state contest winners -  competed hands-on in 99 different trades, technical and leadership fields.

Matt Magdon 2014 CTC graduate competed in Computer Programming and placed 5th out of 22.

Top ten in the nation!

CTC Class of 201405/29/2014

+++++++   2014 Senior Award Night Photo Gallery  +++++++

Automotive Technology - Ryan Ciccotti, Alex Kime, Joshualee Nemuel Pinet-Salaman, Eliezer Roldan, Evan Smith, Nicky Lee Surplus, Daniel Ward

BUILDING MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY - Anthony Anzalone, Jeremy Burden, Phillip Cary, Patrick Judge

CARPENTRY 1 - James Neuhausel, Travis Rogers

CARPENTRY 2 - Nathan Bean, Scott Kutney

CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Carmella Clark, Dayana Cruz, Ashley Dennis,Tiffany Faramelli, Karrissa Flora, Hope Miller, Madelon Panetti, Jessica Paroby, Marissa Robbins, Amanda Rowe, Cassandra Thompson, Kayla Yates

COSMETOLOGY 1 - Aaliyah Browder, Melissa Burke, Lauren Fritz, Amanda Pritchyk, Amanda Reidenbach, Julianna Rinaldi, Julia Torrisi

COSMETOLOGY 2 - Nicole Mehall, Summer Naughton, Theresa Rohland, Britni Stanavitch, Brittany Talavera

COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY - Kalvin Arce, John Brayer, Thomas Brown, Terry Clark, Andrew Gorba, Kyle Howey, Gregory Kugler, Austin Reese, Mark Storms, Dustin Strein

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY - William Barnett, Kevin Guzman, Robert Leonard, Matthew Magdon, William Quinones, Kalvin Soulsby, James Webb, Ricky Yankauskas

CULINARY 1 - Alex Black, Octavia Boone, William Davis, Amanda Fagerlin, Nije Hightower, Katelynn Karbowski, Kyle May, Michael Pfister, Victoria Scarfo, Elizabeth Stalker, Austin Tropeano, Angelica Vollrath, Jolyn Zawisky

CULINARY 2 - Brittany Battenberg, Victoria Corey, Rachel Edwards, Adam Gooler, Jonathan Knight, Marissa Lynch, Amber McCormack, Micayla Rodriguez, Matthew Rudovitz, Facundo Sequeira, Briana Shehadi, Sarah Smith, Jacob Williams

ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION - Diomedes Ceballos, Mason Cliff, Johnny Cox,David Lee, Christopher Lewis, Raymond Long, Tyler Michael, Ryan O’Malley, Justin Ormsby, Matthew Petrilak, Joseph Repella

GRAPHIC & PRINTING COMMUNICATIONS - Zaida Arroyo, Nestor Colon, Elaina Eisenhower, Shawn Hein, Daulton Judd, Zachary Lanuti, Alexandra Laureano, Jordyn Loff, Rebecca Minunno, David Stilwell

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS TECHNOLOGY - Brandy Hernandez, Taylor Milite, Oliver Peralta, Erin Rinker, Leslie Soto

PLUMBING & HEATING - Willard Cleveland, Adam Falvo, Daniel Graff, Jamie Ormsby, Robert Phillips, Kevin Quinn, Chance Rossetti, Jeremy Scott

PROTECTIVE SERVICES - Joshua Bendowski, Michael Fargo, John Jones, James Kelley, Jesse Klug, Jeremy McGuire, Brian Ogozaly, Laura Pauswinski, Clarissa Peck, Ivan Rodriguez

TROWEL TRADES - Tyler Camacho, David Cliff, Joshua Cook, Casey Venosh

VISUAL ART & DESIGN - Danielle Evarts, James Herb, Andrew Morgan, Danielle Olsofsky, Zygmunt Phillips, Amber Tucker, Audreylyn Tucker

WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Austin Barucky, Marc Culver, Christopher Falzone, Devin Frost, Harold Lesh, Martin McAndrew

WNEP Home and Backyard Segment05/27/2014

WNEP recently taped a segment of their Home and Backyard show at CTC Watch it NOW to see out talented students!

Student Council 4th Annual Clean and Green Event05/15/2014

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County's Student Council conducted its 4th Annual “Clean and Green" Event on May 15th.  The students that participated are: Victoria Corey, Carmella Clark, Julianna Rinaldi, Adam Falvo, Bill Davis, James Neuhausel, Elijah Izak, Travis Rogers, Ivan Rodriguez, Joe LaPiers, Matthew Clutter, Jose Olivares Pat Judge, Tom Cziuzas, Ethan Kreinces, Greg Krugler, Taylor Milite and Advisor, Mrs. Michelle Lipko.

Culinary Students Bake 1000 Dog Treats for Griffin Pond05/15/2014

Culinary students from the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County recently made over 1,000 peanut butter dog treats for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

(L to R) - George Bohnenberger, Abington Heights High School, Chef Mark McAndrew, Culinary Instructor, Jess Farrell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Griffon Pond Animal Shelter, Monique Dickson, Mid Valley High School, Cheyenna Vaverchak, Lakeland High School, Connor Gilbride, Scranton High School and Caeley Gensiak, Valley View High School. 

Do you also wish to help Griffin Pond Animal Shelter? You can bake some dog treats too!

Here's the Recipie!

Algebra and Trigonometry students hear financial life advice!05/14/2014

Holli Russell, School Branch Manager of Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union spoke to math classes regarding how to earn high credit scores, proper credit management, and interest rates.

CTC at Abington Heights HS Health Fair05/14/2014

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County students and faculty recently participated in a Health Fair at Abington Heights High School.

(above) - Culinary students Sarah Smith and Ethan Kerinces with Culinary instructor, Mark McAndrew discussed healthy cooking and shared recipes.

(below) - Alexandra Auriemma and Health Occupations instructor, Tammy Bauman informed students about diabetes.

Annual School to Work Awards Banquet05/14/2014

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County recently held its School to Work Awards Banquet recognizing students and employers for the 2013-2014 academic school year.

(L to R- first row) Alex Klime, Ed Smith, Devin Frost, Mr. Earl Bishop, Co-Op Coordinator, Nathan Bean and Octavia Boone
(2nd row) Austin Barucky, Jeremy Burden, Taylor Milite
(3rd row) Nick Surplus, Josh Cook, Justin Ormsby, Jamie Ormsby
(4th row) Daniel Ward, Philip Carey, Robert Phillips, Martin McAndrew

(Missing from Photo Jacob Williams)

Evan Smith, Forest City High School, Toyota Scranton

Jeremy Burden, Lakeland High School, Northeast Door

Justin Ormsby, Forest City High School Wallis Electric

Martin McAndrew, Mid Valley High School, Pleasant Mountain Welding

Octavia Boone, Valley View High School, Wendy’s

Daniel Ward, Holy Cross High School, Scranton Dodge

Jamie Ormsby, Forest City High School, Regal Plumbing

Devin Frost, Forest City High School, Pleasant Mountain Welding

Taylor Milite, North Pocono High School, St. Mary’s Villa

Austin Barucky, Forest City High School, Pleasant Mountain Welding

Nick Surplus, Riverside High School, Ertley-KIA

Alex Kime, Mid Valley High School, Jack Williams Tire & Auto

Nathan Bean, Forest City High School, Rob Taylor construction & Ken Powel Excavating

Phillip Cary, Scranton High School, Simplex Homes

Josh Cook, Mid Valley High School, Knowlton & Sons Masonry

Robert Phillips, Riverside High School, R.J. Walker Company

WNEP Home and Backyard segment taped at CTC today05/05/2014

WNEP TV's Home and Backyard taped a segment at CTC today. Please watch on May 24th at 9 am to see our talented students!




WNEP TV's Home and Backyard taped a segment at CTC today. Please watch on May 24th at 9 am to see our talented students!

CTCLC Staff participates in The Valley Community Library Books Appetite 2014 Fundraiser05/05/2014

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County staff recently participated in The Valley Community Library “Books Appetite 2014” fundraiser. They had 51 Raffle Baskets and 6 Special Baskets–all donated by local merchants and patrons. Speakers, Grant and Justin Genzlinger (The Settler’s Inn, Hawley) explained the concept of “farm-to-table” restaurants and all of the wonderful products available from local companies.

(L to R) Margie Walsh, Instructional Aide, Lisa Bieri, Special Needs Coordinator and Laurie Marino, Student Data Coordinator.

Update Now!09/04/2011

School Notifications update your info now

Parents and guardians should use this link to update your contact information (phone and/or email) so that CTCLC can automatically send out school notifications and alerts when neccessary.

Be on the list of phone or emails when there are emergencies and school closings.

Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) District IX Conference05/06/2014

On Friday, May 2nd, 4 CTCLC students attended the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) District IX Conference.  It was held at Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School.  Keynote speakers were Judge Christopher Cerski who is a district judge in Montgomery County and State Trooper Sergeant Robert Bemis.  Both speakers encouraged audience members to be passionate about career choices and to give back to the community.  The CTCLC students attended various workshops on promoting school events through videos, increasing school spirit, dressing for success, and professional etiquette. 

(L to R) - Anthony Anzalone, Julianna Rinaldi, Victoria Corey and Tori Romanoski

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day04/25/2014

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County faculty and staff participated in “The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 24th. The theme for 2014 is "Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 18, has inspired a future generation of more than 37 million youth and adults participating at over 3.5 million workplaces each year by helping bring children into the workplace in order to explore career pathways.

( L to R) Robert Hassaj, Matt Hassaj, Alexsei Alward, Christine Menichini, Bianca Concert, Laurie Marino, Abby Marino, Nancy Van Fleet, Aubrianna Van Fleet, Amelia Van Fleet, Jake  Tigue, Jay Lipko, Natalie Lipko, Michelle Lipko, Ann Jordan, Jake Jordan, Kristen Smith, Christina Smith, Chet Lenceski, Matthew Lenceski and Kristine Lenceski.

Magdon Headed to Nationals!04/24/2014

Matt Magdon, Valley View High School senior is a gold medal winner in the Computer Programing competition and is headed to the Skills USA National Leadership Conference. The conference will be June 23-28th, 2014 in Kansas City, MO. The Skills USA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation!

Matt is a CTC Student Ambassador and a member of the National Technical Honor Society.  Matt works part-time at Dickson City Laser Tag as Manager/Technology Coordinator. He will be attending the University of Scranton in the fall majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics.


1st Row (L to R)  Steven Gonzalez, Scranton High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Chapter Business Procedure; Erin Rinker, North Pocono High School; Bronze  Medal Winner, Basic Health Care and Kalvin Soulsby, Valley View High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Computer Maintenance.

2nd Row (L to R)  Nicholas Newton,  Mid Valley High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Chapter Business Procedure; Jestin Krinsky, Valley View High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Chapter Business Procedure; Matt Magdon, Valley View High School, Gold Medal Winner, Computer Programing; Matthew Clutter, West Scranton High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Chapter Business Procedure and Cameron Radzicki, Mid Valley High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Medical Math

Missing from photo: Tyler Michael, Scranton High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Chapter Business Procedure and Christopher Valenza, Valley View High School, Bronze Medal Winner, Chapter Business Procedure

Several CTC students left for the Pennsylvania Skills USA State Conference held at the Hershey Conference Center!04/16/2014

Good Luck in your competitions!

Winners of district competitions advancing to states include:

Basic Health Care, Erin Rinker; North Pocono Computer Maintenance, Kalvin Soulsby, Valley View, Firefighting, Brian Ogozaly, Lakeland, Medical Math, Cameron Radzicki, Mid Valley, Masonry, Alex Polito, Lakeland, Chapter Business, Steven Gonzalez, Scranton, Chapter Business, Nicholas Newton, Mid Valley, Chapter Business, Matthew Clutter, West Scranton, Chapter Business, Jestin Krinsky, Valley View, Chapter Business, Tyler Michael, Scranton, Chapter Business, Christopher Valenza, Valley View, Computer Programming, Matt Magdon, Valley View, Telecommunications Cabling, Christopher Lewis, Scranton, Delegate, Taylor Milite, North Pocono, Delegate, Tyler Czachor, Mid Valley

What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a national student organization that develops employability, participatory and leadership skills to complement the occupational skills developed by students in technical education classrooms or work-based learning sites. 

Child Care Student Earns Award for Excellence04/16/2014

Meghan Williams, a junior from West Scranton High School has been given the Child Development Award for Excellence from instructor Kristine Lenceski. ³Meghan demonstrates integrity and dedication to the program.  She goes above and beyond her studies while helping children grow and explore,² stated Mrs. Lenceski. She is member of the National Honor Society and is a 1st degree red belt in Karate. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, biking and fishing. She wants to obtain her Bachelor¹s Degree in Early Childhood education.


Chef Mark McAndrew appears on LCCC's Cooking Classics Program03/19/2014

Culinary 2's Chef Mark McAndrew, Instructor of Culinary 2, appeared on Luzerne County Community College's "Cooking Classics" program, which was recently broadcast on local TV channel FOX-56.

Click the photo below to view the entire broadcast.

Chef Steve Anania appears on LCCC's Cooking Classics Program 02/24/2014

Our own Chef Steve Anania, CEC, Instructor of Culinary 1, appeared on Luzerne County Community College's "Cooking Classics" program, which was recently broadcast on local TV channel FOX-56. Click the photo below to view the entire broadcast.

what there saying at ctc of lackawaxen, pa school district

I found out that I could study anatomy, physiology and other interesting things while I was still in high school. I never knew that before! I want to be a nurse or physical therapist some day and the courses I am taking right now are helping me complete my CNA (Certified Nurse Aid) certification, which is the first step. Being at CTCLC has made all of high school so much better for me!

— Ieshia, Mid-Valley