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
SKILLS USA STATE MEDAL WINNERS!04/22/2014
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.
April Student of the Month Announced04/01/2014
The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County April Student of the Month is Health Occupations student Taylor Milite. Ms. Milite is a senior at North Pocono High School. She is a CTC Student Ambassador, CTC Scholastic Bowl Member and member of the afternoon announcements team. Ms. Milite is a member of the National Technical Honor Society and also a gold medal winner in the SKILLS USA District Competition in Dental Assisting. She is a certified nurse’s aide working at St. Mary’s Villa.
After graduation she plans to attend the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Practical Nursing Program.
C.A.S.U.A.L. Day at CTCLC03/27/2014
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County students and staff participated in C.A.S.U.A.L. day on Thursday, March 27th. Casual Day was organized by Health Occupations Team Captains, Rosemary Echevarria, a junior at Scranton High School and Taylor Milite, a senior at North Pocono High School. The students sold 43 t-shirts and 38 pins to help raise money for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.
Locks of Love03/27/2014
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Riverside High School senior Cosmetology student, Summer Naughton, recently cut more than 13 inches of hair off Cherise Santoriello, Fulton, MO, to donate to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.
CTCLC Essay Winner!03/27/2014
(L to R) Yolanda Martinelli, Cosmetology Instructor; George Filak, Assistant Director; David Stillwell, Ann Jordan, School Counselor and Lisa Bieri, Special Needs Coordinator.
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Graphic Communications student David Stillwell, a senior at Valley View High School recently won an essay contest during Career and Technical Education Week. He was recognized by the CTC Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers Local #3876 for his essay about impact his grandfather had on the community. Career and Technical Education Week explored and raised awareness of the amazing accomplishments, achievements and contributions of career and technical education (CTE) professionals, students, and alumni. This year's theme was "Celebrate CTE Superheroes.”
Following graduation, David will begin his studies in Business Administration at Northampton Community College.
CTCLC Helps Friends of the Poor03/27/2014
Culinary students from the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County recently prepared desserts for over 500 people for the Friends of the Poor annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner at St. Mary’s Center.
(L-R) Chef Mark McAndrew, Rachael Edwards, Scranton High School; Nije Hightower, Abington Heights High School; Sarah Smith, Abington Heights High School; Margie Walsh, CTC Aide; Kaitlyn Ribimik, Scranton School District; Lisa Bieri, CTC Special Needs Coordinator; Laurie Marino, CTC Data Entry Coordinator; Mike Gavin, Friends of the Poor Volunteer; Chef Steve Anania.
2014 National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony03/26/2014
46 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society
The mission of National Technical Honor Society is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships and enhance career opportunities and to be an international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.
"I am always inspired by our student’s passion for their chosen career paths and am proud of their academic accomplishments. Equally impressive is the way CTC students demonstrate the value of service through the many charitable events in which they participate in the local community,” stated Ann Jordan, National Technical Honor Society Advisor.
Photos from the event are here.
New Members are:
Evan Smith, Automotive, Forest City
Daniel Ward, Automotive, Holy Cross
Anthony Anzalone, Building Maintenance, North Pocono
Phillip Cary, Building Maintenance, Scranton High
Nathan Bean, Carpentry, Forest City
James Neuhausel, Carpentry, Abington Heights
Carmella Clark, Child Development, North Pocono
Jessica Paroby, Child Development, North Pocono
Kelvin Arce, Collision Repair, Riverside
Matthew Magdon, Computer Systems, Valley View
Kalvin Soulsby, Computer Systems, Valley View
Summer Naughton, Cosmetology, Riverside
Julianna Rinaldi, Cosmetology, Mid Valley
Theresa Rohland, Cosmetology, West Scranton
Brittany Talavera, Cosmetology, Riverside
Brittany Battenberg, Culinary Arts, West Scranton
Octavia Boone, Culinary Arts, Valley View
Victoria Corey, Culinary Arts, Forest City
Amanda Fagerlin, Culinary Arts, West Scranton
Adam Gooler, Culinary Arts, North Pocono
Nije Hightower, Culinary Arts, Abington Heights
Katelynn Karbowski, Culinary Arts, West Scranton
Marissa Lynch, Culinary Arts, Forest City
Amber McCormack, Culinary Arts, North Pocono
Micayla Rodriguez, Culinary Arts, Abington Heights
Victoria Scarfo, Culinary Arts, West Scranton
Facundo Sequeira, Culinary Arts, Riverside
Austin Tropeano, Culinary Arts, Dunmore
Jacob Williams, Culinary Arts, Scranton High
Jolyn Zawisky, Culinary Arts, Forest City
Ryan O'Malley, Electrical Construction, Scranton High
Justin Ormsby, Electrical Construction, Forest City
Taylor Milite, Health Occupations, North Pocono
Erin Rinker, Health Occupations, North Pocono
Jamie Ormsby, Plumbing & Heating, Forest City
Robert Phillips, Plumbing & Heating, Riverside
Kevin Quinn, Plumbing & Heating, Dunmore
Joshua Bendowski, Protective Services, Riverside
Ivan Rodriguez, Protective Services, North Pocono
Danielle Evarts, Visual Art & Design, Scranton High
James Herb, Visual Art & Design, Scranton High
Andrew Morgan, Visual Art & Design, West Scranton
Danielle Olsofsky, Visual Art & Design, Riverside
Audreylyn Tucker, Visual Art & Design, North Pocono
Amberleah Tucker, Visual Art & Design, North Pocono
Martin McAndrew, Welding, Mid Valley
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.
11th Annual Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair Competition03/14/2014
The 11th Annual Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair Regional Competition held at Keystone College in LaPlume, PA was held March 11th, 2014. Two students from The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County placed Second in the Computer Fair Logo competition. The students were to design a logo for next years' Computer Fair, while adhering to the specific requirements they were given.
Leah DeMarco (L), a Mid Valley junior in Visual Art & Design, and Kalvin Soulsby (R), a Valley View senior in Computer Systems Technology, worked together to create their winning design.
March Student of the Month Announced03/04/2014
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Protective Services student, Ivan Rodriguez has been named CTC March Student of the Month. Mr. Rodriguez is a senior at North Pocono High School. He is a member of the CTC Student Council and recently received a silver medal in the SKILLS USA District Competition for Criminal Justice. He works part-time as a cashier at Shop Rite in Daleville. In his spare time he enjoys jogging, swimming and video games. Ivan has enrolled in the United States Air Force.
( L to R) Ivan Rodriguez and Protective Services instructor Johnathan Coyne
Carpentry 2 Students Complete Project03/03/2014
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Carpentry 2 students under the direction of instructor Mr. Val Valenti recently completed a rolling bread box project.
(L to R) Mr. Val Valenti, Carpentry Instructor; Steve Koch, Scranton High School; Elijah Izak, Scranton High School; Eric Raebel, Scranton High School; Nathan Bean, Forest City High School; Michael Abbott, Scranton High School and Scott Kutney, West Scranton High School.
Job Shadow Day at Mid Valley Elementary School03/03/2014
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County instructors Lou Parri, Collision Repair and Johnathan Coyne, Protective Services recently participated in a Groundhog Job Shadow Day at Mid Valley Elementary School. Students from grades 3 through 6 were educated about career awareness and planning.
(L to R) Collision Repair instructor Lou Parri along with Senator John Blake recently shared their career knowledge and experience with students from Mid Valley Elementary School.
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.
CTCLC February Student of the Month Announced02/21/2014
The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County February Student of the Month is Health Occupations student Erin Rinker. Ms. Rinker is a senior at North Pocono High School. She is a CTC Student Ambassador, CTC Scholastic Bowl Member, North Pocono School Board Liaison and member of the CTC Safety Committee. Ms. Rinker is a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the National Honor Society. She is also a gold medal winner in the SKILLS USA District Competition. She is a certified nurse’s aide working at Allied Services and plans to obtain her Nursing License.
Cosmetology Class 55" TV Raffle Winner02/10/2014
Our Cosmetology class recently held a raffle to win a 55 inch LED TV. All money raised will fund a field trip to the New York City Hair Show.
(L to R) Mae Keiper, Cosmetology Instructor; Yolanda Martinelli, Cosmetology Instructor and winner Tina George from Scranton.
CTC gives heart for Voluntary Action Center02/10/2014
Culinary students at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County recently baked and decorated over 600 heart shaped sugar cookies for a fundraiser benefiting the Voluntary Action Center.
(L to R) Mr. Mark McAndrew, Culinary Instructor; Brian Rutkowski, North Pocono High School; Kaitlyn Rebernik, Scranton High School; Sarah Smith, Abington Heights High School; Rachel Edwards, Scranton High School and Ryan Ancherani, Scranton High School
CTCLC Assists Marley's Mission02/10/2014
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County junior and senior Visual Art students recently assisted with Marley¹s Mission. Student artwork will be auctioned off at the gala with all proceeds benefiting Marley¹s Mission. This is the 3rd year that Career Technology Center has partnered with this event.
First Row (Back Row L - R) Audrey Tucker North Pocono High School, Megan Giordano Dunmore High School , Leah DeMarco Mid Valley High School, Kira Karboski Mid Valley High School
Second Row (Front Row L - R) Danielle Evarts Scranton High School, Danielle Olsofsky Riverside High School, James Herb Scranton High School Andy Morgan West Scranton High School
CTCLC Helps the Homeless01/24/2014
CTC Helps Shelter Short on Supplies
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County recently participated in a Shelter Drive for Bethel A.M.E. Church. The region’s frigid weather has increased the demand on shelter donations and CTC faculty, staff and students were ready to help. Under the direction of event organizer, Ms. Jenine Ikeler faculty, staff and students brought in coffee, dry snacks, blankets, cleaning products, garbage bags and personal care items.
Front Row (L to R) Ms. Jenine Ikeler, Career Resource Coordinator and Event Organizer; Brian Betley, Collision Repair Lakeland High School, Rosemary Echevarria, Health Occupations Technology, Scranton High School, Diomedes Ceballos, Electricity, West Scranton High School.
Second Row (L to R) Jordan Loff, Graphic Communications, Lakeland High School, Facundo Sequeira, Culinary, Riverside High School; Oliver Peralta, Health Occupations, West Scranton High School, Ivan Rodriguez, Protective Services, North Pocono High School, and Mrs. Ann Jordan, School Counselor.
41st Annual Fireplace Project at CTCLC01/10/2014
A process that took over three months to complete and used more than 900 bricks has been completed by the juniors and seniors in the Trowel Trades program at The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County. Students did the layout and design, estimated the project cost and completed entire structure in brick veneer.
(L to R) Ren Petrauskas, Inventory Coordinator; Pedro Santiago, West Scranton High School; Tyler Camacho, Mid Valley High School; Casey Venosh, Valley View High School; Alex Oestel, Lakeland High School; Joseph Dombkowski, Forest City High School; Matt Veina, Carbondale High School; Mr. George Filak, Assistant Director and Mr. Joseph Pinto, Masonry Instructor.
Valley View High School Scholastic Bowl Team Members representing the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County01/10/2014
The Scholastic Bowl program is an academic competition for high school seniors. Teams participate in two competitions to determine who will move on to the semi-finals. The top three teams compete in a final competition and are honored at the annual Scholar of the Year banquet.
(L to R) Tom Czachor, Computer Systems Instructor; Alita Soulsby; Kalvin Soulsby, Computer Systems student; Joseph Mondak, Valley View High School and Career Technology Center Board Member; Matt Magdon, Computer Systems student and Ann Jordan, School Counselor and Scholastic Bowl Advisor.
SkillsUSA Competition District Level - December 201312/06/2013
The SkillsUSA Competition (District Level) was held on December 5, 2013. CTCLC wishes to congratulate all students for their participation in SkillsUSA!
SkillsUSA Competition District Level - December 2013 Medal Winners
|Basic Health Care||Erin Rinker||NP||Gold|
|Computer Maintenance||Kalvin Soulsby||VV||Gold|
|Firefighting||Brian Ogozaly||LL||Gold||5 Gold|
|Medical Math||Cameron Radzicki||MV||Gold|
|Auto Service Technology||Evan Smith||FC||Silver|
|Collision Repair Technology||Austin Reese||RV||Silver|
|Commercial Baking||Kaitlyn Rebernik||SC||Silver|
|Criminal Justice (HACC)||Ivan Rodriguez||NP||Silver|
|Esthetics||Julianna Rinaldi||Missy Burke||MV/AB||Silver|
|Extemporaneous Speaking||Anthony Anzalone||NP||Silver|
|Industrial Motor Control||Ryan O'Malley||SC||Silver|
|Job Interview||William Quinones||NP||Silver||13 Silver|
|Medical Assisting||Leslie Soto||LL||Silver|
|Quiz Bowl||Katlyn Dietz||LL||Silver|
|Child Care||Jessica Paroby||NP||Bronze|
|Culinary Arts||Matt Rudovitz||VV||Bronze|
|Nail Care||Lauren Fritz||Andrea Kennedy||DN/MV||Bronze||6 Bronze|
CTCLC Board Meeting Time Change11/16/2013
Continuing Education Department To Move Registrations and Payments to Website06/24/2013
Beginning July 1, 2013 The Career Technology Center's Continuing Education Department will move its Course Registration and Payments to its website.
The change is due to the CTCLC's Building Renovation getting underway resulting in limited workspace available to various departments in the building.
For more information on Continuing Education Courses, Registrations, and Payments, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 570-346-8471 x135.