Keystone Central CTC

November Newsletter for KC Career and Technology Families

November is National Career Development Month

National STEM Day- November 8th

National Apprentice Week-November 14th-20th

National Parental Involvement Day- November 17th

Did you know...?

National apprentice week is November 14-20. NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeships.

Important Dates

November 3rd: Early Dismissal

November 4th: No School(ACT 80 Day)

November 8th: Election Day (school in session)

November 11th: Veteran's Day (school in session)

November 23rd: 3 hour Early Dismissal

November 24th-29th: Thanksgiving Vacation

Director's Message


This month celebrates apprenticeships and at KCSD CTC we currently have an apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship. Our Machine trades program offers an apprenticeship in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining for several local business partners. Our first class of apprentices will graduate this spring , 2023, with their journeyman's papers. Keystone Central CTC also offers a pre-apprenticeship pathway in CNC machining for our 9th thru 12th grade students. Students enrolled in Precision Machining can enroll in the pre-apprenticeship program which leads to the post graduate apprenticeship program.

Keystone Central is currently looking into apprenticeship opportunities in various areas such as healthcare and industrial manufacturing technician.


What are Registered Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are innovative training programs that allow employers to develop and prepare their future workforce while providing individuals with a learn-while-you-earn approach to career development. Apprenticeships include:


    • Paid Job - Apprentices are paid employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills that enhance their employers' needs.
    • On-the-Job Learning - Develops skilled workers through structured learning in a work setting.
    • Classroom Learning - Improves job-related skills through education in a classroom setting (virtual or in-person).
    • Mentorship - Provides apprentices with the support of a skilled worker to assist and enhance critical hands-on learning.
    • Credentials - Offers a portable, nationally recognized credential to be issued at the completion of the program.

For More Information on National Apprenticeship Week