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Practical Nursing Student Receives Scholarship from State Association

Bridget Montgomery, student in the Practical Nursing program at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) is the recipient of a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Association of Practical Nursing Administrators (PAPNA) from the central PA region. Annually, PAPNA awards three scholarships, one from each section of the state, including eastern, western, and central Pennsylvania. Requirements for consideration of the financial scholarship include high academic standing in a practical nursing program, an essay, and recommendation [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

GACTC student and former student recognized with Governor’s Achievement Awards

(Hershey, PA): Cameron Piper (right) and Aaron Bucher were recognized with Governor's Achievement Awards at the PA Workforce Development Association Conference in Hershey on May 5. The Governor's Achievement Award is presented to jobseekers who have put forth extraordinary personal effort to use resources provided through the workforce development system to reach an employment and/or education goal. Through the use of supports at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, PA CareerLink, Skills, and other state-funded organizations, [...]

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Student Honors & Activities|

GACTC honors outstanding seniors in Senior Awards

The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) held its annual Senior Awards banquet yesterday (May 12), honoring the school's top senior students. Students who received scholarships, awards, and the “Senior of the Year” award in their respective programs were honored. Selected by each program's teacher, the Senior of the Year exhibits outstanding qualities of success in skills as well as attitude and work ethic. The event was held at the school at 6:00 pm. [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: GACTC News, Student Honors & Activities|

Penn State Altoona to offer dual enrollment engineering course with the GACTC for fall 2022

Beginning in fall 2022, Penn State Altoona will offer Cornerstone to Engineering Design (EDSGN 100) as a dual enrollment course at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (CTC). Several local businesses have provided funding for student scholarships. EDSGN 100 provides students with a foundation for engineering design through hands-on team projects that address specified design opportunities. Through this course, students will recognize the role that engineering and design have in improving the health, safety, [...]

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: GACTC News, High School Programs|

16 GACTC students compete in state SkillsUSA competition

Sixteen GACTC students competed in the 54th state SkillsUSA State Competition, which was held on Apr. 6-8 in Hershey with more than 1400 students, advisors, and administrators from career and technology schools across the state. To qualify to participate, GACTC students had to have earned Gold Medals at the District 7 SkillsUSA competition, which was held in January at the Blair County Convention Center. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than [...]

By |April 14th, 2022|Categories: GACTC News, Student Honors & Activities|

GACTC employee recognized for service to schools and students

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) recently announced that Nicole Zernick, Career & Technology Education Coordinator for the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, is the recipient of this year’s Susan K. Nicklas Outstanding Volunteer Award. “Nicole is a dedicated volunteer with Middle States who has provided critical support to numerous schools undergoing the accreditation process,” said Henry G. Cram, Ed.D., interim president of the Middle States Association Commissions on [...]

By |April 13th, 2022|Categories: Faculty News, GACTC News|
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