Keystone Central CTC

October Newsletter


Construction Trades

This program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the construction technology field. Instruction is provided in the basic skills in a variety of areas associated with building construction such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating and electrical. Instruction includes but is not limited to blueprint reading; cost estimating; uses of hand and power tools; cutting, fitting, fastening and finishing various materials; and applying technical specifications and knowledge concerning the physical properties of materials.

Instructor: William Probst

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Precision Machining

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, manufacture, assemble, test, and repair parts, mechanisms, machines, and structures in which materials are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped, or worked.

Instructor: Jeremy Schneider

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Important Dates:

October is the month for...

-Program Occupation Advisory Committees

-Pre-NOCTI Exams for all Career and Technology Education students

Saturday October 8th- Homecoming Dance

Friday October 14th- Last day for students to sign up to compete in a SkillsUSA Competition

Director's Message:

This month, October 8th is manufacturers day and October is careers in construction month. Keystone Central Career and Technology Center (CTC) offers Drafting and Design and Machine Trades in the manufacturing pathway along with Construction Trades in the construction pathway.

Keystone Central CTC offers a pre-apprenticeship along with an apprenticeship in CNC machining. The apprenticeship is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. Our first class of apprentices will graduate this Spring and our third pre-apprenticeship class will graduate in June.

Keystone Central CTC is currently in the process of adding Home Builders Institute(HBI) Programming to our construction trades curriculum. This program will allow students to add certification under HBI and enter their name on a state registry for employers. There will also be a Homebuilders Club for students to participate in while enrolled in Construction Trades.

The CTC continues to grow in all areas with current enrollment over 550 students. As we look to the future, it is imperative that Career and Technology Education be communicated to families and presented as an opportunity to learn skills for sustaining wage employment in many facets of today's society.


Mr. Kurt Lynch, Director of Career and Technology Education