February ~ Staying Connected
Career and Technical Education Month
MBIT recognizes career & technical education month with record interest
February is Career and Technical Education Month® (CTE Month®) and there has never been more interest and enrollment at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT). Across the country, students are discovering the benefits of career and technical education (CTE) and the opportunities it provides for a successful future.
During the month of February, schools and organizations will be hosting events and activities to celebrate and promote CTE. These events will showcase the diverse range of career paths available through CTE and the skills students can gain to succeed in these fields.
There was a record number in attendance at MBIT’s annual open house. “We were thrilled to see such interest in our career and technical offerings at MBIT. It was great to see prospective students and their parents learning about all of the opportunities that exist at MBIT from our current students. At MBIT we are “preparing tomorrow’s workforce today” with modern equipment and industry-recognized content that give our students a competitive advantage in the workplace. Career and technical education is certainly on the rise and MBIT has twenty-one world class programs that are designed to provide students with the skills and certifications necessary to become employable in high demand and high wage jobs.” stated Dr. Mark Covelle, Administrative Director.
MBIT is excited to announce that this year, they have seen a record number of students enrolling in CTE programs. From traditional trades to emerging technologies, there is a CTE program for everyone. The demand for skilled workers in these fields is high and CTE provides the training and education students need to succeed. With a focus on hands-on learning and real-world experience, MBIT is helping students discover their passion and prepare for successful careers.
MBIT encourages all students to consider the benefits of CTE and explore the many career opportunities available through these programs. Whether you are just starting high school or looking to make a career change, CTE has something for everyone.
Getting ready for Career and Technical Education Month
Take a ride on the aMBITion bus! With our Administrators at the wheel, find out where CTE can take you! Students in the Early Childhood Education program created a fun board on the five career pathways.
MBIT is now authorized to function as a FANUC Certification Center
FANUC America | Automation Solutions that Redefine Productivity
Tasteful Selections A forward-thinking food producer improves potato production by employing state-of-the-art technology. Kemco Aerospace Learn how an innovative aerospace supplier successfully grew their business by automating part production. United Grinding and Kyocera New CNC System and Robot on retrofitted machine boosts production for cutting tools manufacturer.
Doylestown Rotary tours MBIT
Dr. Covelle recently gave members of the Doylestown Rotary Club a tour of MBIT, where they were able to witness firsthand the cutting-edge programs and facilities offered to students. They were impressed by the wide range of options available, including programs in fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology.
The students and instructors they met demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm and dedication to their studies, and the Rotary members left feeling impressed and informed about the valuable opportunities offered by the MBIT. Overall, the tour provided a great opportunity for the Rotary Club members to learn more about the role that career and technical education play in preparing students for success in the workforce
Congratulations Networking & Operating System Security students
Congratulations to all the Networking & Operating System Security students who have achieved important CompTIA and Test Out IT Fundamentals certifications! Your hard work and dedication have paid off, and you should be proud of your accomplishment. Your new certification is a testament to your skills and knowledge, and it will open up many doors of opportunity in your career. Well done and best of luck in your future endeavors!
Collaboration Across Programs! Building Trades and Plumbing & Heating
Building Trades Occupations and Plumbing & Heating Technology programs learn the proper and safe way to use a disc grinder.
Busy in the MBIT courtyard
Welding, Engineering, Carpentry, and Electrical Programs! We love to see all this energy!
Web Design & Interactive Media student inspired by entering contest
Alvaro Varela-Urizar a Web Design & Interactive Media student and a senior at William Tennent High school was recently inspired by entering the Safe2Say poster contest.
"I decided to go to the link for the contest and after looking over some of the other posters from the past, my spark all of a sudden ignited and immediately I had a few ideas in mind" said Alvaro
After Alvaro did his research on the Safe2Say website he wanted to help. He related to some of the stories and hoped his poster would draw more attention to Safe2Say helping people feel safer reporting youth violence.
"While I was drawing my ideas, I was also listening to an animated anti-bully video called “ Are You Okay?” about a girl witnessing a guy being harassed by almost everybody at the school mainly talking about how he looks, body shaming, and getting suicide encouragement toward people from online". -Alvaro
Using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Alvaro's inspiration came quickly, and was able to enter the contest.
"I highly believe that both Safe2Say and Schools need to do better and improve their communication/problem-solving abilities and if Safe2Say were to host another contest, I would consider doing this again so I can help spread how I feel and bring my creations to life". -Alvaro
What is Safe2Say Something? - Safe2Say Something
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to "say something" BEFORE it is too late.
Salon Extreme Fundraiser
“Thank you to all who came to the salon for a service, buy products, or donate to the cosmetology fundraiser on December 12th. Thanks to everyone’s help, we were able to raise $1000 to donate to NAMI in honor of our former student”. -JoAnn McLaughlin
The Cosmetology students from Salon Extreme along with MBIT Director, Dr. Mark Covelle, Cosmetology Instructors, JoAnn McLaughlin and Stephanie Mikkelson presented the check to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Culinary Arts & Science students competed in the SkillsUSA District 2
Congratulations to ALL! Three of our Culinary Arts & Science students competed in the SkillsUSA District 2 competitions at the Restaurant School at Walnut College. Alexander Lopez emerged victorious, winning first place in Restaurant Service. Rebecca Bruder won second place in Commercial Baking. Alexander and Rebecca were awarded scholarships to the restaurant school as a result of their achievements.
More MBIT SkillsUSA District 2 WINNERS!
Three more of our MBIT students participated in the SkillsUSA District 2 Web Design and Industrial Motor Controls competitions. Congratulations to Gabriel Fitt an Electrical Technology and Council Rock North student, Jeremy Saver a Web Design & Interactive Media and Council Rock South student, and Dahlia Sedgwick a Web Design & Interactive Media and Central Bucks East student for coming in 2nd place! Well Done!!
Program Planning Nights
Come and see us!! Every year the MBIT staff attend all four district’s program planning nights! Please looks for us and say “HI”. Our table is always packed with information about the career opportunities at MBIT!
We would like to thank Biocoat for their generous donation of large electronics to our Networking & Operating Systems Security students. This donation will greatly benefit our students and provide them with the necessary tools to excel in their studies. Our students were able to dissect and investigate the inner workings of these electronics, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of the technology. We are truly grateful for the support and investment in the education and success of our students. Thank you Biocoat for your generosity and for making a positive impact on our community.
Travis Manion Foundation Visit
Travis Manion Foundation - "If Not Me, Then Who..."
Character Does Matter Through character-driven programming, veterans and families of the fallen do more than serve their nation. We empower them to strengthen it, to reshape it, to push our communities to be better versions of ourselves.
Dental Occupations Travis Manion Activity
After having the Travis Manion presentation, the Dental Occupations students took the youth character quiz, then they made a big chart on the board and put their top 5-character traits up. They were able to identify the top 5 traits as a class and talk about communication with each other. How are we the same and how are we different in our traits? This also allows the instructor, Cynthia Midgett to see the deficits as a class.
Medical & Health Professions students on clinical Doylestown Hospital
Our Medical & Health Professions students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and gain hours toward their Patient Care Technician certification by participating in a clinical rotation at Doylestown Hospital. Doylestown hospital is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled medical staff, making it an ideal location for students to learn and observe various medical procedures and treatments.
Clinicals provide the students with a valuable learning experience and will help them to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of a hospital and the medical field as a whole.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is collecting sneakers!
The Commercial Art and Advertising students helped Mrs. Egge, the National Technical Honor Society Advisor with her fundraising poster. Couldn’t choose just one! All were so great!
During the month of February, the NTHS will be collecting gently used sneakers.
The sneakers are donated to an organization called #gotsneakers. This organization will either reuse or recycle the sneakers and MBIT will be able to raise money for the Student Assistance fund.
Scholarships and Awards
Scholarships and Awards
Electronic versions of scholarship applications will be available on this website. Simply click on the link provided to obtain the applications. Some scholarships are only available in paper format, and those copies can be picked up in the Main Office. Each scholarship has a due date that is listed in the description.
These industry connections are so important for our students! Work-Based Education connects classroom learning with work-based experience and teams’ employers, educators, community leaders, students, and parents.
- Employers shape curriculum, allow student observation visits, employ students, mentor, encourage future training
- Teachers & Coordinators teach employability skills, place & evaluate students, develop training plans, monitor program guidelines
- Students learn on the job, make career decisions, earn a paycheck
- Parents support and encourage students
Are you looking to employ our students?
Fill out form and one of our Work-based Education Coordinators will be in touch with you.
Jeff Mercando DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Lorelai Smiley is a Dental Occupation student. Jeff Mercando of Jeff Mercando DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Doylestown PA. is performing a procedure on her!
Look First Technology
Bryce Martinez a Networking & Operating System Security student working at Look First Technology in Chalfont. On the computer helping a client resolve a help desk issue.
Students In Action!
Automotive Technology students pass certification
We are hiring! Join our amazing team!
MBIT In The News
Local Students Host Fundraiser, Raise $1,000 for Warrington Nonprofit Specializing in Mental Health
The school supplied the nonprofit with a helpful donation. A Bucks County school has awarded a generous donation to a local organization that works to help those with mental illness. The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology recently raised $1,000 for the NAMI Bucks County, a local nonprofit that aims to assist those living with mental illness and other similar conditions.
Star Local Student Stands Out in Automotive Technology Class
DOYLESTOWN, PA- Star Students are found in classrooms, on concert and theater stages and at debate lecterns, and out in the community doing good things to make life better for all of us. Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize Star Students, and we're working to tell the stories of these outstanding kids to their neighbors.
This Bucks County School Will Be Recognizing Students Who Are Thriving in the Tech Field
The school is acknowledging several students for their prowess in the tech field. A Bucks County technical school will be acknowledging student who stand out in the field of technology and other subjects. In celebration of Career and Technical Education Month, the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology will be hosting events and activities to celebrate and promote tech subjects.
MBIT recognizes Career and Technical Education Month in February with record interest
February is Career and Technical Education Month (CTE Month) and there has never been more interest and enrollment at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT). During the month of February, schools and organizations will be hosting events and activities to celebrate and promote CTE.
Pa. to invest in new equipment for career, tech centers in Philly suburbs
Receiving institutions in the greater Philadelphia area include Bucks County Technical High School ($50,000), Middle Bucks Institute of Technology ($50,000), North Montco Tech Career Center ($50,000), Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center ($50,000), Upper Bucks County Technical School ($30,167), and Chester County Technical College High School ($11,000).
Career, Technical Education Centers in Bucks County to Receive $1.2M from State for New Equipment
The local school will benefit from the recent funds. Several Bucks County schools have recently benefited from state-granted funds meant to assist education centers in and around Philadelphia. Aubri Juhasz wrote about the funding for WHYY. Career and technical education centers in the suburbs will receive $1.2 million from the state this year for new equipment.
- February 7 - Executive Council Committee of the Whole Meeting
- February 13 - Executive Council Meeting
- February 14 -SkillsUSA and CTE Month Assembly
- February 15 - Application Deadline
- February 17 - Professional Development No school for students
- February 20 - Holiday
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) is located in Warwick Township on York Road (Rt. 263) in Jamison, Pennsylvania. A The picturesque high school campus sits on 58 acres and is supported by Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, and New Hope-Solebury School Districts. Middle Bucks Institute of Technology operates as a school of choice designed for students who are seeking to enhance their educational program with a highly relevant career and technical experience connected directly to the real world of business and industry. Over 400 business and industry advisors review and update the school educational program annually.
Location: 2740 York Road, Jamison, PA, USA
Phone: (215) 343-2480