Career Spotlight

Career Info and Opportunities~Methacton Students & Families

Moving Toward the Future

It is a new year, a time for growth, new experiences and continued learning. Check out the many opportunities for Methacton students and adults! It is never too late to try something new!


You get a new year, you get a new start, you get a new opportunity.~Blly Butler

What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Arcola Students are Finding Out!

Arcola students are learning first hand what goes into manufacturing at Inteprod LLC, a medical manufacturer in Eagleville. The students along with Dave Mayan, Technology Education teacher, are competing in the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" video contest. Students get to tour, film and explore a manufacturing company in our own back yard. They recently toured Inteprod and interviewed the company founder, engineers and a variety of employees that make this company run like a well-oiled machine. Check out this video to see how "cool" this contest really is!


We will share more about Inteprod and the students progress in the coming months. You'll get to see the students' video so you can learn more about manufacturing. Stay tuned, there's more to come!

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COLLEGE CORNER from the Counseling Office

PSAT results were released in December and students have been able to access their score information through their College Board accounts. Counselors are reviewing this information with sophomores and juniors during science classes through January/February. There is a wealth of information within the score report to assist the students with future testing. In addition, a new College Board Opportunity Scholarship will open for students in the classes of 2020 and 2021. For more information go to: https://blog.collegeboard.org/college-board-opportunity-scholarships


Career Awareness - To assist students planning their future goals, the counselors, English, and Social Studies teachers will be assigning some career interest inventories. We want students to be aware of their personal interests and how those interests can crosswalk into careers and or college majors.


Scheduling - Students will begin the scheduling process over the next month. The program-planning guide for the 2019-2020 school year is available on the Methacton High School web page. Students are encouraged to look through the book for options prior to scheduling classes.


Standardized Testing Deadlines - The SAT is scheduled for March 9 with a registration deadline of February 8. The ACT is scheduled for February 9 with a registration deadline of January 11. Please use these links to check on future testing dates and registration deadlines for the SAT, www.collegboard.org and ACT, ww.w.actstudent.org

Job Openings for High School Students

Jobs are posted on the website as they become available. Also check out the Job Board outside the Main Office at the high school for postings. Speak to employers when they visit during lunch. Next high school mini-job fair is Jan. 28 (all lunches).

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Five New Offerings for Adults

North Montco Technical Career Center is pleased to announce several new courses starting this spring! Whether you want to upskill in your career, pursue a new interest, or explore new career options, North Montco has a number of options for you to consider.

In addition to our highly regarded technical certificate and apprenticeship programs, NMTCC will offer the following career pathways and personal development courses:


Phlebotomy Certificate: Prepares an individual as a phlebotomy technician. Course topics include anatomy, circulatory system, all procedures and medical terminology. Good communication skills recommended.

Fee: $950.00 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting February 5) 6:00PM to 9:00PM, 120 hours


Plumbing Basics: Good course for homeowners, landlords, maintenance professionals, or those interested in an entry-level position in the plumbing industry. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab work, students will learn the basics of plumbing theory as well as the processes and skills need to safely repair, install and do preventative maintenance on residential plumbing equipment. Topics will include the repair or replacement of faucets, toilets, water heaters, garbage disposals and installation of appliances such as dishwashers. The instructor will include topics on safety, use of tools, and how to locate zoning and permitting information.

Course starts February (Contact us for details, 215-855-3931 or www.nmtcc.org)


Woodworking: Build a beautiful end table from hardwood. With instruction from a master craftsman, you will learn the basics of woodworking and finishing.

Course starts in Feb (Contact us for details, 215-855-3931 or www.nmtcc.org)


Motorcycle Mechanics:

Covers brake theory and maintenance, clutch theory and adjustment, suspension theory, removal and installation, standard valve adjustments, basically how to remove any part on a motorcycle and put it back together. To best meet student's objectives, they should bring in their own projects to discuss and work on in class.

Fee: $475 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 5) 6:00 PM to 9:00 / 10 Weeks


Entrepreneurial (G-Suite)

Learn how all the applications of G-Suite to help get your business up and running. An IT professional will explain cloud options, mobile devices integration, professional brand email and using apps for creation and team collaboration.

Course starts February (Contact us for details, 215-855-3931 or www.nmtcc.org)

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