November ~ Staying Connected
Building Trades Occupations and Electrical Technology students visit work site!
Building Trades Occupations and Electrical Technology students visit the newly built Lantern Ridge community, by Lennar, with the collaboration of the Home Builder Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
Justin McCarty, Area Construction Manager at Lennar said "....And I just want to say you have a terrific group of students who were probably the most interactive I have met to date. A great credit to you and your associates and school."
Engineering Technology students selected as FIRST Global Challenge Mentor
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) Engineering Technology students selected as FIRST Global Challenge Mentor. In 2017 an Olympic-style robotics competition was established by the U.S.-based organization, The FIRST Global Challenge (FGC). The goal of the organization is to inspire youth around the world to pursue STEM careers and to use that knowledge to solve many of the world’s problems. The annual competition bases its competition around one of the Grand Engineering Challenges, such as water, energy, pollution, etc.
While many industrialized nations can select a well-prepared team of students to compete, there are other nations that struggle to field a team. For this reason, FGC established a mentoring program through which accomplished schools can mentor international teams with less experience.
Since 2019, with support from the Ohio-Based charity Shoulder-to-Shoulder, the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology has been mentoring teams in countries such as Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Ukraine.
Since June of this year, MBIT has been mentoring a team of students from an impoverished village in Honduras as they prepare to compete against 190 international teams in Geneva, Switzerland from October 13th through the 16th.
To celebrate the upcoming competition, the students of MBIT’s Engineering program had a Zoom session with Team Honduras on October 6th as Honduras made their final design changes to their robot. MBIT students had a chance to speak with the team, ask to discuss their design, and review their game strategy as they prepare to leave for Geneva. The students from both countries had a great discussion and learned about both engineering and each other’s lives.
Paying-It-Forward to our littlest learners!!!
Students In Action!
Commercial Art & Advertising Design
Computerized Drafting & Engineering Graphics
Culinary Arts & Science
Fall Occupational Advisory Committee Meeting
The Occupational Advisory Committee has several major goals:
- Provide recommendations to update, modify, expand, and improve the quality of the occupational program.
- Support and strengthen the relationship between business, industry, the community and education.
- Make recommendations to strengthen and expand the curriculum and provide assistance in implementing these recommendations.
- Articulate long-term goals and objectives of the occupational program to parents, employers, and the community.
- Assist in identifying needs, determining priorities, reviewing, and evaluating curriculum.
MBIT In The News
Bucks County Tech School Students Learn About the Construction Trade in Recent Talk
The Philadelphia business discussed the ins and outs out the construction business. Two Bucks County technical schools were just visited by a major Philadelphia company that discussed the construction business with students.
Our Interview With Rising Artist Scholarship Winner Samantha Rosinski
In the Summer of 2022, NYFA welcomed Samantha Rosinski, a recipient of our Rising Artist Scholarship for Teen Camps (RASFTC), to our 1-Week Filmmaking Workshop for teens at NYFA's New York campus. An aspiring young filmmaker, Samantha was introduced to the art of filmmaking and wrote, directed, shot, and edited a short film project.
MBIT selected as FIRST Global Challenge mentor
MBIT selected as FIRST Global Challenge mentor Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) Engineering Technology students are serving as FIRST Global Challenge mentors. In 2017 an Olympic-style robotics competition was established by the U.S.-based organization, The FIRST Global Challenge (FGC).
New Middle Bucks Institute of Technology director a veteran of public education
New Middle Bucks Institute of Technology director a veteran of public education The Executive Council of the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) met to approve a contract appointing Dr. Mark Covelle as the administrative director at a regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 3.
Senator Santarsiero Announces $4.1 Million for Local School Safety and Student Mental Health Grants
BUCKS COUNTY - October 12, 2022 - Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced fourteen school entities in his district will receive a combined $4,103,231 in state funds to support programs related to student mental health and school safety.
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 and ….
- Parents support and encourage students!
Calling all MBIT Alumni!
- November 1 - Committee of the Whole meeting
- November 8- Professional Development
- November 14 - Executive Council Meeting
- November 17- Counselor In-Service
- November 23- Professional Development
- November 24 & 25- 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