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SHCTC Homeland Security Students participate in various Fire Safety Week Events

Students in Chief Alex Johnson's Homeland Security Shop were able to help with fire safety presentations at the Port Allegany Elementary School on Wednesday, October 6th and walked with Kindergarten students to the Port Allegany Firehall on Friday, October 8th. They also taught students school wide at SHCTC how to properly use fire extinguishers. The SHCTC is very proud of the Community Service efforts our programs engage in throughout the year!

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Mckenzie

McKenzie Hurd has been selected as Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week

She is in the Early Childhood Education program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. McKenzie is a Junior enrolled at Coudersport Jr./ Sr. High School. Upon graduation, McKenzie would like to be a preschool teacher or a classroom aide.


McKenzie has been diligent about her assignments and has stayed focused on her studies as they pertain to the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of a child. She describes herself as “ joyful, creative, and a good listener.” Her teacher, Mrs. Mooney, would describe her as trustworthy, open minded, and a natural at working with early learners. McKenzie is a responsible student and took on the added responsibility of taking a college course, Psychology 111, for three credits this year. She assists the teacher in the classroom and shows maturity in the classroom by taking on a leadership role with fellow students.


McKenzie has gained some experiences working with children by babysitting and she currently works and volunteers at Kites kids in Coudersport.


“MacKenzie Hurd has been working at Kites Kids for a couple of months now. She is amazing with the children. She takes care of others before herself, she is willing to work with all the age groups, and she is very proficient with every group. Kenzie is one of the sweetest girls and is always open to new ideas and suggestions to work with the kids. The preschoolers respond very well to her and are always happy to see her.”

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Congratulations McKenzie!

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center’s Esports Team Celebrates First Victory


Congratulations to our SHCTC "Screaming Eagles B" Esports Team on their first Rocket League competition win!


Ben Torrey (12, NPSD) , Ryan Moore (10, CCSD), and AJ Herring (11, NPSD) swept the Mount Saint Joseph Academy "Rocket League #2" team, 3-0, in pre-season play!


The Screaming Eagles, currently composed of three, three-student squads (and substitutes), will compete in a Fall and Spring Season on the Rocket League/Epic Games platform. Due to the fact that the PIAA has not yet sanctioned esports, the team will be utilizing the service at playvs.com as the organizing body.


Students are able to play/practice (a 3.5+ hour weekly commitment) from home or in the evenings at the CTC. They are also permitted to utilize their current gaming consoles (XBox/Playstation), personal computers, and peripherals, or those at the CTC.


There are no additional costs associated with Rocket League play as organized through playvs.com. For more information, please contact “Coach” Brent Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573.


In their coach’s manual PlayVS provides the following explanations of Esports and their benefits:


“What are esports?

Esports, short for electronic sports, is a collective term that describes organized competitive video gaming, where individuals use video game consoles, PC’s, or mobile phones to play popular video game titles against other esports teams.


Why are esports beneficial to your students?

Esports provides many benefits to students, and unlocks opportunities that never existed before, including:


Gateway to other fields

The gaming industry intersects with other large, thriving industries like entertainment and technology. Familiarity with the gaming ecosystem and esports landscape builds a student’s knowledge-base for what’s possible and where a career can take them.


Scholastic benefits

Engaged students perform better in school. Esports uniquely appeals to and engages a wider audience, including co-ed teams. For many of our players, esports is the first time they’ve participated in a coached, athletic activity


College scholarships

Collegiate esports is exploding, which translates into tens of millions of dollars in scholarships every year. Every season, more and more high performing players on our platform get snapped up by top collegiate esports programs.


Team values

Esports players learn values like teamwork, discipline, and hard work (practicing isn’t always easy). They also learn to take direction from coaches, humility, and how to win and lose with grace.


Health and well-being

Esports players have a sense of belonging and purpose on a team, just like athletes of other sports. Gamers also consider being in a clan or esports team a second family. They forge friendships that go beyond gaming. Many of these students don’t excel in traditional sports and gaming opens up a world to others who are just like them.


Potential careers

Esports provides students the perfect entryway to the booming video game industry. Gaming companies, like our partner Riot Games, offer exciting career opportunities across the entire business and creative spectrum.”

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Pennsylvania College of Technology visits SHCTC

Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes through Penn College Now, as well as any students interested, attended a presentation provided by Marcus Kernan, Admissions Counselor, from Penn Tech College on Thursday.

Marcus gave them information on the programs Penn Tech offers, the admissions process, and campus life. He also was available to answer questions any students may have had.

Camerynn

Camerynn Stambaugh has been selected as the Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week

Camerynn is a second year Health Assistant student and Port Allegany junior whose future plans include attending an RN program and eventually becoming a Nurse Midwife. She is a member of the Student Committee as well as the Safety Committee. She will be completing the nurse aide training course this year.

She excels in her academic endeavors by participating in classroom discussions, timely submission of all assignments, and excellent test scores. She is a leader in the classroom through assistance in lab skills, classroom, and community activities. She also enjoys assisting and encouraging others to perfect their skills.

Outside of school, Camerynnn enjoys the outdoors such as four wheeling, sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Mikya

Mikya Stake has been selected as the Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week

Mikya is a second year student in the Homeland Security program at the CTC. Mikya sets a terrific example for her peers in and out of the classroom.


In her first year at the CTC, Mikya earned 11 certificates for successfully completing Pennsylvania State Fire Academy courses. As a volunteer at the Port Allegany Fire Department, Mikya shows great interest in pursuing public safety as a career. Mikya is also currently studying to become an EMT.

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Fields the Area’s First Esports Team the “Screaming Eagles”

Beginning with a scrimmage against the Elizabethtown High School (TN), students at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center (CTC) launch the area’s first ever esports team this month.


Students from the CTC will be competing in their division against students from New York and New Jersey and in their conference against teams from New England.


The Screaming Eagles, currently composed of four, three-student squads, will compete in a Fall and Spring Season on the Rocket League/Epic Games platform. Due to the fact that the PIAA has not yet sanctioned esports, the team will be utilizing the service at playvs.com as the organizing body.


Students are able to play/practice (a four hour weekly commitment) from home or in the evenings at the CTC. They are also permitted to utilize their current gaming consoles (XBox/Playstation), personal computers, and peripherals, or those at the CTC.


There are no additional costs associated with Rocket League play as organized through playvs.com. For more information, please contact “Coach” Brent Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573.


In their coach’s manual PlayVS provides the following explanations of Esports and their benefits:


“What are esports?

Esports, short for electronic sports, is a collective term that describes organized competitive video gaming, where individuals use video game consoles, PC’s, or mobile phones to play popular video game titles against other esports teams.


Why are esports beneficial to your students?

Esports provides many benefits to students, and unlocks opportunities that never existed before, including:


Gateway to other fields

The gaming industry intersects with other large, thriving industries like entertainment and technology. Familiarity with the gaming ecosystem and esports landscape builds a student’s knowledge-base for what’s possible and where a career can take them.


Scholastic benefits

Engaged students perform better in school. Esports uniquely appeals to and engages a wider audience, including co-ed teams. For many of our players, esports is the first time they’ve participated in a coached, athletic activity


College scholarships

Collegiate esports is exploding, which translates into tens of millions of dollars in scholarships every year. Every season, more and more high performing players on our platform get snapped up by top collegiate esports programs.


Team values

Esports players learn values like teamwork, discipline, and hard work (practicing isn’t always easy). They also learn to take direction from coaches, humility, and how to win and lose with grace.


Health and well-being

Esports players have a sense of belonging and purpose on a team, just like athletes of other sports. Gamers also consider being in a clan or esports team a second family. They forge friendships that go beyond gaming. Many of these students don’t excel in traditional sports and gaming opens up a world to others who are just like them.


Potential careers

Esports provides students the perfect entryway to the booming video game industry. Gaming companies, like our partner Riot Games, offer exciting career opportunities across the entire business and creative spectrum.”

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Receives Grant to Expand Transformative High School Engineering Program from Project Lead The Way

PLTW’s programs will provide hands-on, interdisciplinary STEM-based curriculum that uniquely prepares students for life beyond the classroom.


Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center announced today that it will offer Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) high school program, PLTW Engineering. The opportunity is made possible through a partnership between Ardagh Group, a global supplier of infinitely-recyclable metal and glass consumer packaging, and PLTW, a nonprofit organization that offers transformative classroom and learning experiences for PreK-12 students. Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is joining more than 12,200 schools across the U.S. providing opportunities for brighter futures for all students.


Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center will use funds from the grant to expand its PLTW Engineering program, a key component of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and help cover annual program fees, teacher professional development, and required classroom equipment and materials.


This grant will provide unique opportunities for Pre-engineering students to earn industry recognized credentials, experience advanced curriculum and engage in hands-on learning related to advanced manufacturing. PLTW facilitates training for educators to deliver curriculum and competencies required for students to complete the state approved program of study. In addition to this advanced training, student will experience a variety of career pathways and opportunities aligned with our region and employers.


This particular PLTW expansion is made possible by a grant from Ardagh, which has a strong presence in the region. “Ardagh is a major employer in all of the communities in which we operate across the Americas and Europe,” said Paul Coulson, Chairman and CEO, Ardagh Group. “We are proud to employ more than 6,000 skilled people in 24 of our locations. Social sustainability is at the core of our sustainability strategy. We recognize the critical role education, and access to education, plays in ensuring equal opportunities and in building successful, vibrant communities. We expect to invest $50 million over ten years to support education in our U.S. communities. We are delighted to announce our first partnership in this initiative with PLTW and are making an initial investment of $12 million in this multi-year, impactful program. Ardagh’s investment will drive quality STEM education in our U.S. communities that are key to economic development, as well as to our business over the long term.”


Beginning with the school year 2021-22 school year, Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center will offer PLTW Engineering funded through a $50,000 grant from Ardagh. High school is the time when students are planning for life beyond the classroom. Through PLTW Engineering, Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center’s students step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and engage in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Through PLTW Engineering, students will not only build knowledge and skills in engineering but will also develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance they will use for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.


“PLTW is proud to partner with Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center to inspire students to excel in math and science,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, PLTW President and CEO. “Together, we’re empowering millions of young people to become inspired problem solvers. We’re passionate about equipping the next generation of students with the in-demand, real-world knowledge and skills they need to go further whatever path they choose.”


PLTW programs also include professional development opportunities that provide teachers with the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students, as well as collaborative cohort-based opportunities that build lasting professional learning communities. Through PLTW Core Training, teachers will encounter best-in-class experiences that keep them on the forefront of how to prepare students for the demands of tomorrow.


For more information on Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center’s PLTW Engineering program, contact. James Young at jyoung@iu9ctc.org


About PLTW

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of teachers across the U.S. PLTW provides PreK-12 schools, teachers, and students with hands-on interdisciplinary STEM-based curriculum that uniquely prepares students for life beyond the classroom through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 15,000 programs in more 12,200 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information about PLTW, visit pltw.org.


About Ardagh

Ardagh Group is a global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for brand owners around the world. Ardagh operates 57 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries, employing more than 16,000 people with sales of approximately $7bn.

Mr. B and his student nominators: Corinna Wood (SASD) and Owen Peterson (KASD)

SHCTC Instructor Wins Teacher Appreciation Award

This month Mr. Bryant, the Networking and Security instructor at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, received a special surprise. Based on nominations from his students, “Mr. B” was shipped a teacher appreciation package from the TestOut corporation. Mr. Bryant is completing his 23rd year as an educator and has been with the CTC since 2017. The company’s press release follows.


“TestOut is an ed-tech company based in Pleasant Grove, UT, that creates online training curriculum for IT and Microsoft Office courses. This year marks their 30th year of being in business. TestOut stands out from other companies because when they celebrate, it’s not only about having fun, but it’s about serving others and showing appreciation to those who have helped TestOut Make a Difference in many lives for the past 30 years.

To get things started, TestOut wanted to express their thanks to incredible educators. Students from all over the country were able to nominate their favorite teacher for a chance to win a gift bag featuring favorite items from Utah: a Cotopaxi backpack filled with Lehi Roller Mills cookie mix, an Eric Dowdle Utah puzzle, soap from The Soap Lady, and TestOut 30th-year swag.

TestOut will continue their celebration theme of "Service and Appreciation" all year long. Some of their activities include creating a long-term relationship with a local elementary school to build a wellness room, planting flowers around the community, participating in a service-a-day calendar in July, and multiple other events to give back throughout the year.”

Hunter, Garrett, Kaden, Alex, and Trenton

Anthony and Darci

Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Multiple Certifications/College Credits

As the school year comes to an end, multiple students in Mr. Bryant's Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center have earned industry certifications.

Alexander Evans (Grade 12, PASD), Garrett Johnson (Grade 11, PASD) Kaden Silvis (Grade 11, OESD) and Darci Meacham (Grade 12, CASD) each earned their PC Pro Certification.

Anthony Herring (Grade 10, NPSD) and Trenton Smith (Grade 11, KASD) earned their Network Pro Certification. These students are also certified in PC Pro.

Hunter Beck (Grade 12, GASD) and Chase Trask (Grade 12, SASD) earned their Security Pro certifications. Hunter and Chase were previously Network Pro certified.

Since adopting the TestOut training platform in 2017-2018, students in the Networking and Security shop have earned over 60 certifications.

In 2020-21 Networking and Security students earned a total of 27 college credits as members of Mr. Bryant's Penn College Now classes in Introduction to Gaming & Simulation and American Government.

For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573.

For more information of the benefits of the industry certifications, go to https://w3.testout.com/certification/benefits/pro-exam-benefits.

For more information on Penn College Now credits please visit: https://www.pct.edu/k12/penn-college-now.

Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center Homeland Security Students Participate in Training at Smethport Fire School

Front Row: DeHaven Welch, Cameron County; Isaiah Weiskopff-Wiley, Port Allegany; Kaden Price, Port Allegany; Brittney Smith, Otto-Eldred;

Mikya Stake, Port Allegany; Shania Carney, Kane


Back Row: George Deitz, Cameron County; Brandon Tingley, Smethport; Clay Tronetti, Smethport; Wyatt Farr, Otto-Eldred; Jacob Knapp, Smethport; Ethan Sprankle, Port Allegany; Braxx Veilluex, Port Allegany; Zack Sands, Otto-Eldred

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Students from the Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center, accompanied by their instructor, Mr. Alex Johnson, had the opportunity to visit the Smethport Fire School last week.

This hands-on learning experience allowed students to gain valuable experience and skills practice while participating in a hands-on learning opportunity.

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Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center Annual Healthy Lifestyles Fair 2021

On Thursday, May 13, the Seneca Highlands CTC Health Assistant students, along with their teacher, Mrs. Lana Barth, hosted an annual Healthy Lifestyles Fair. This event included blood pressure screenings and education on various other health related topics.


Camerynn Stambaugh, Nathan Reed, Olivia Rossman, Justice Peterson, Sari Setzer, Aaron Stuck, and Faith Miller assisted in bringing this information to life with their efforts in checking blood pressures and providing education on heart health. Other topics included diabetic education, respiratory education, and stress management. Sierra Peters discussed diabetic issues such as the differences between type I and type II diabetes and the use of insulin pumps to better control blood sugar. Valerie Bishop and Jaden Studer provided information on respiratory health including smoking cessation tips.


Complementary therapies such as pet therapy and mindfulness exercises were also highlighted in this event. Pet therapy benefits were provided by Alliyah Pennick and her alligator in the morning. In the afternoon, this was done by Haley Graves and her puppy, Ivy. Brianna Trotman, Maya Kephart, Sarah Young, and Zoey Hoffman presented education in stress management and mental wellness. Additional assistance to provide activities during the Healthy Lifestyles Fair was provided by Abel Cortes, Skylar Barry, Andrew Lopez, and Clarissa Moses in the morning. In the afternoon, additional participants included Kellcey Pesock, Haley Mannix, Reagan Potter, and Khloe Nicka.

Front: Jonell Judlin- Sweden Valley Manor, Amanda Andreano, Kaci Daniels- Otto- Eldred HS Principal

Back: Nikki Moore- Sweden Valley Manor, Don Tanner, Susan Flint, Cherie Nasto, Lisa Miller- Siemens Healthineers

Missing from photo: David Distrola- Port Allegany Police Dept., Nicole Zaun- Potter County Education Council

Community Members Interview Seniors at Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center

A HUGE shout-out and Thank you goes out to the above mentioned community members for taking time out of their day to complete mock interviews with the seniors here at SHCTC.

This was a great opportunity for our students to interact with community members and get an idea of what may be asked of them upon entering the workforce.

Students were to be prepared with their digital portfolios, appropriate dress, and be ready for interview questions related to their employability.

The interviewees were then given feedback on how their interview went and provided with suggestions for strengths and improvements.

Lunch was prepared and served by the students in the Culinary Arts Program.

Dakota & Mr. Naylor

Student of the Week- April 26th

Dakota Silsby from Northern Potter shown with the Heavy Equipment Instructor, Mr. Joe Naylor.

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Juniors from the SHCTC Health Assistant Program Tour JCC Cattaraugus Campus

Second year students from Mrs. Barth's Health Assistant Program, along with Ms. Jones, SHCTC Career Mentor, toured the JCC Cattaraugus Campus on Thursday, May 6th.

They sat through a presentation given by the JCC Nursing Program Instructors. The group was able to see the hi- tech state of the art labs where Nursing students complete simulations while practicing their skills.

The students and instructors at SHCTC thank JCC Cattaraugus for the opportunity to explore the Nursing program at your campus!

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SHCTC Students Tour Gannon’s Cybersecurity Facility

On Wednesday May, 12, SHCTC students from Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop participated in a private tour of the I-Hack facility in the Knight Tower on the campus of Gannon University. During this tour students learned about the infrastructure of the building, the composition of the attack lab, defense lab, and classrooms, as well as the construction of the third-floor corporate incubator. Following the tour the group received a presentation on cutting-edge cybersecurity research from Dr. Matovu. The students also enjoyed a private tour of the Gannon campus and a take-away catered lunch.


Gannon University is actively recruiting for its cybersecurity programs (contact Mara at ditullio003@gannon.edu) and has partnered with the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center by funding registration and equipment for the CTC’s CyberPatriot Team this academic year.

Mr. Bryant is seeking motivated, high school students to join his shop for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact him at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or your guidance counselor for more information.

SHCTC Announces Winners of the 20/21 Digital Portfolio Contest

Front: Elizabeth, Mikya, Makayla, Ethan

Back: Ricky, Brynn, James

Maya, Brian, Faith

The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center has begun the process of transitioning students from paper and binder type career portfolios, including a resume and cover letter, to a more streamlined digital portfolio. Students are able to upload pictures and videos of their work, keep a current version of their resume, update cover letters, and certificates achieved in their programs of study. These are readily available to anyone the link is shared with and can be viewed 24/7. It is a unique and creative way for students to advertise themselves wherever the opportunities may take them, and it gives them a competitive edge in the employment environment.


Instructors from the ten shops at the SHCTC were able to nominate up to 3 students from their class to participate in the Digital Portfolio Contest. All teachers and staff then viewed and voted on what they thought were the best portfolios overall.


The Grand Prize Winners were:

Welding- Ricky Phillips, Port Allegany

Automotive- James Lockwood, Otto- Eldred

Building Construction- Ethan DeBockler, Port Allegany

Health Assistant- Faith Miller, Smethport

Homeland Security- Mikya Stake, Port Allegany

Culinary- Makayla Alcorn, Port Allegany

Networking- Elizabeth Vito, Kane

Engineering- Maya Lawton, Coudersport

Early Childhood- Brynn Easton, Port Allegany

Heavy Equipment- Brian Tanner, Smethport

Congratulations to all our winners!

Front (L-R): Mattison Maben, Amber McAndrews, Darci Meacham, Karlie Benson, Hayley Durphy, Alexandria Norris, Jordan Glover, Sierra Wiley

Middle (L-R): Brennen Bure, Logan Ullman, Ethan Sprankle, Isaiah Debockler, Brian Tanner Jr, Abrianna Dowell, Bryn Easton, Jazzmyne Kessinger, Dannielle Miller

Back(L-R): Hunter Beck, Ben Torrey, Drew Page, Quintyn Howard, Wyatt Farr, Forrester Smoker, and Ashton Oakes

National Technical Honor Society Ceremony Held at

Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center

Sixteen students were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society within the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, located in Port Allegany. The purpose of the NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education,as well as promote educational excellence.


The students that were inducted are as follows: Karlie Benson, Coudersport, Early Childhood; Brennan Bure, Cameron County, Welding; Isaiah DeBockler, Port Allegany, Building Construction; Hayley Durphey, Smethport, Early Childhood; Abrianna Dowell, Port Allegany, Early Childhood; Bryn Easton, Port Allegany, Early Childhood; Wyatt Farr, Otto Eldred, Homeland Security; Jazzmyne Kessinger, Northern Potter, Culinary; Dannielle Miller, Galeton, Early Childhood; Alexandria Norris, Smethport, Early Childhood; Ashton Oakes, Kane, Engineering; Forrester Smoker, Cameron County, Networking; Brian Tanner Jr., Smethport, Heavy Equipment; Benjamin Torrey, Northern Potter, Networking; Logan Ullman, Cameron County, Heavy Equipment.


The inductees joined returning members for a ceremony held at the SHCTC. Returning members were also recognized as they missed a live ceremony last year due to Covid-19 closings.


The returning members are as follows: Hunter Beck, Galeton, Networking; Jordan Glover, Austin, Health Assistant; Quintyn Howard, Oswayo Valley, Welding; Mattison Maben, Port Allegany, Early Childhood; Amber McAndrews, Northern Potter, Building Construction; Darci Meacham, Coudersport, Networking; Andrew Page, Coudersport, Engineering; Ethan Sprankle, Port Allegany, Homeland Security.

The students and their guests were welcomed and the qualifications of the candidates were shared. Dr. Aldo R. Jackson was the guest speaker. Dr. Jackson has been the Executive Director for Workforce Development and Erie Operations for the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College since 2018. During his tenure with the NPRC, the workforce division has established over 65 courses in 11 occupational areas to serve the technical training needs of unemployed and underemployed individuals across a nine county service area of northern Pennsylvania.

The purpose of the NTHS was explained and the presentation of pins were delivered to returning members. Returning members read the attributes, NTHS members and the inductees then received their pins, certificates of membership, and Honor cards. The membership pledge was recited before closing the ceremony. Refreshments were served by the Culinary department.

AM Group: Garrett Johnson (11, PASD), Logan Irwin (12, CCSD), Hunter Beck (12, GASD), Kristopher Herbert (10, PASD), Bryce Skinner (10, PASD), Kaden Silvis (11, OESD). Not Pictured: Icie “Elizabeth” Vito (12, KASD), Trenton Smith (11, KASD), Trent Bundy (11, KASD), Justice Causer (10, KASD), Mery Ault (10, PASD), Alexander Evens (12, PASD).

PM Group: Darci Meacham (12, CASD), Zachary Keech (11, SASD), Wesley Jacoby (10, NPSD), Corinna Wood (11, SASD), Jacob Hoch (11, SASD), Keegen Watson (10, SASD), Reed Powers (12, CASD), Anthony “AJ” Herring (10, NPSD), Nicholas Cummings (11, SASD), Charles Clancy (10, AASD). Not Pictured: Steven Schuster (10, CASD), Gabriella Salamone (10, CASD).

Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Cisco Cyber Security Credentials

Recently, students in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned certificates and digital badges for their participation, and successful exam performance, in the Cisco Network Academy Learnathon.


During this month-long experience students studied global implications of cyber threats, network vulnerabilities, the impact of cyber-attacks on industries as well as professional opportunities in the field. As part of their studies, the students also completed labs on online storage, password keyrings, encryption hash calculation and other topics. For more information on the Learnathon, please visit https://www.netacadlearnathon.com/.


Mr. Bryant is currently seeking motivated high schoolers to join his shop in the fall.


For more on what we do, please check out https://youtu.be/_80Wq0_D4Jw and https://youtu.be/gGc7CFdVYus or email Mr. Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org.


Interested students should also contact their guidance office to enroll.

Isaiah

Student of the Week- April 12th

The Building Construction Occupations program at Seneca Highlands CTC nominates, Isaiah DeBockler as the student of the week . Currently he is a Junior at Port Allegany High School and has been enrolled in the BCO program for two years.

Isaiah continues to do his very best both at home school and here at the CTC. This work ethic has awarded him with a nomination and induction into the National Technical Honor Society.

Along with an outstanding attendance record, Isaiah also has a strong work ethic, is always prepared, and does his best to help his fellow students in the classroom and in the shop. He is well liked by his peers and staff here at the CTC.

Isaiah will complete the BCO program next year and join the military in pursuit of an electrical engineering career.

SHCTC Students finally able to participate in their Annual Holiday Party.

Students were treated to pizza, chicken, subs, and soda as part of the festivities that are normally held at Christmas time but were postponed this year due to Covid.


The SHCTC Student Committee pays for the food to be provided by Fox's Pizza of Port Allegany, and Eddie's on Main.



Student of the Week- March 29th

Samantha York a senior from Otto-Eldred is the Seneca Highlands CTC's Student of the Week.

Sam is a third year student in the Culinary Art's program at the CTC, she has just finished and passed her NOCTI exam.

Check out what's been going on in the SHCTC Networking Classroom!

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Students the Building Construction Occupations shop continue to build a pavilion on school grounds.

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The Early Childhood Education class enjoyed some fresh air while completing class activities.

Faith

Student of the Week- March 22nd

Faith Miller is student of the week at the Seneca Highlands Career and Tech Center . A sophomore from Smethport, she competes in cross country and track, and is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

This year, Faith has earned her CPR , Stop the Bleed, Fire Extinguisher and OSHA 10 certificates.

Her future plans are to become a Registered Nurse. Faith is also a member of the National Honor Society . She is involved in community service projects through the honor society and through her church at Hilltop Baptist Church.

St. Patrick's Day 2021

Ethan

Student of the Week- March 15th

Ethan Sprankle is the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Student of the Week! A senior from Port Allegany, Ethan is a third year student enrolled in the Homeland Security course at the CTC.


Ethan has earned Student of the Week honors by virtue of his nearly perfect attendance, hard work, and by exhibiting tremendous leadership in and out of the classroom. These attributes make Ethan an outstanding roll model for fellow students.


In addition, Ethan is a member of the Nation Technical Honor Society, a Skills USA competitor, and a member of the CTC Student Committee.


Ethan is a Junior Firefighter with the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department and after graduation, his plans include seeking employment as a career firefighter and attending a career fire academy.


Ethan should further be recognized for now being selected three times as Student of the Week!


Bryce

Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Industry Certification

Bryce Skinner, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned his PC Pro Certification on Monday, March 8.


Bryce is a sophomore from Port Allegany SD and is currently planning a career as a network administrator.


Bryce’s certificate comes with $1000 employment guarantee ensuring the examined skills are workforce-ready.


The Networking and Security shop is currently recruiting students for the next school year. Please check out this video (https://youtu.be/gGc7CFdVYus) and feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573.


For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to http://www.testout.com/certification/benefits.

Are you interested in learning at the SHCTC?!

The Networking and Security Shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is seeking motivated students (next year's 10th-12th graders) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please direct any questions about the shop to Mr. Bryant or see your guidance office for more information. (bbryant@iu9ctc.org, +18146422573).

Trenton

Student of Week- March 1st

It is with great pleasure that we name Trenton Smith (Grade 11, Kane ASD) as the Networking and Security Student of the Week. Trenton has shown diligence and quiet leadership this semester. His academic and lab performance is an example for others.

Trenton has achieved his industry-recognized PC Pro Certification and is on his way to completing his second college class offered at the CTC: Introduction to Gaming and Simulation.

AJ

Forrester

Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Industry Certifications

Anthony “AJ” Herring and Forrester Smoker, students in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned industry-recognized certifications the week of 2/22/21.


AJ (10th grade, Northern Potter SD) earned his PC Pro Certificate and Forrester (11th grade, Cameron County SD) earned his Network Pro Certificate. This is Forrester’s second certification.

The certificates each come with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring the examined skills are workforce-ready.

For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573. For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to http://www.testout.com/certification/benefits.

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SHCTC Culinary Students & Eldred UMC Meeting God & Missions Group Joint Community Service Project

Students in Chef Farmelo's Culinary Shop at the Career and Technical Center teamed up with the Eldred United Methodist Church Missions Group to provide 20 meals to the residents' of the Jenny L. Housing Complex.

On the menu was:

Beef Stew

Tossed Salad

Bread & Butter

Fruit Danish Dessert

Reilly

SHCTC Students Teach Virtually

First year Early Childhood Education students at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center taught virtually to students in Olean, New York, at Southern Tier Catholic School on February 23, 2021.

Lesson plans were designed by the CTC pupils around the theme of Black History Month. Activities were challenging to teach online according to many of the students, but it was rewarding to work with the STCS pupils and teachers to gain experience and evidence for our portfolios.

Thank you to Beth Ann Owens, Sarah Wheaton, and Amber Hanophy from Southern Tier Catholic School for their patience, kindness, and their students for their participation!!

Sophia

McKenzie

Jordan

SHCTC Student, Jordan Glover, Nominated as Presidential Scholar for Career & Technical Education

February is Career and Technical Education month and one particular honor that extends from this would be the Presidential Scholars Program. This program began in 1964, by executive order of the President, to provide recognition and honor to some of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. In 1979, it extended to add in visual, performing, and creative arts. Then, in 2015, this program opened the doors for recognition for those students in career and technical education that demonstrate ability and accomplishment. The Presidential Scholars Award is recognition of students who excel overall in academic, technical, and personal skills areas. To apply for the award, a rigorous nomination process was completed by her health assistant teacher using evidence gleaned from Jordan’s Career Portfolio. After she was selected as a nominee by a state committee, she was able to present her reasons for choosing Career and Technical Education as her pathway to her selected career.

Mrs. Lana Barth chose to nominate Jordan based on her hard work and her determination to take advantage of the many opportunities provided to her at the CTC. She has shown admirable academic achievement through enrollment in the National Honor Society at her homeschool and in the National Technical Honor Society at the CTC. She has also taken advantage of 6 dual enrollment credits offered at the CTC and also several college credits in her homeschool. Jordan participated in the District 10 SkillsUSA competition last year, winning a bronze medal for her career portfolio development. Jordan shows teamwork and support of fellow classmates through her involvement in Safety Committee, CTC Student Committee, and her diligence in creation of games and study activities that benefited all students in morning and afternoon sessions of the health assistance program. Jordan was one of the first CTC students to develop a complete online career portfolio. Her portfolio has been used as a teaching tool for other students and teachers in several surrounding schools. Since then, she has continued to improve her portfolio even further. She has demonstrated community awareness through joining her local ambulance association as a volunteer.

Currently, Jordan is part of the Capstone program at UPMC Cole as a Food Service Attendant. This program allows Jordan to attend school part of the day and go to work at UPMC Cole the second half when she would normally be at the CTC. She plans on attending an undecided university to achieve her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Jordan’s career goal is to become a Pediatrician.

Seneca Highlands CTC is proud to be represented by Jordan in such a prestigious award. This demonstrates just some of the advantages to students who are serious about their futures. This award also emphasizes that not only does Career and Technical education provide a step up for students, it also adds the element of community involvement.

Dannielle

Student of the Week- Feb. 22nd

Dannielle Miller from Early Childhood Education at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is honored as the Student of the Week. Dannielle is a Junior at Galeton Area High School and a Second Year student in the program. Dannielle is currently volunteering to get clinical hours at Alliance Day Care and Learning Center. She is assigned to the Preschool Room with Ms. Jennifer Leete. She loves that she is helpful and mainly gets to work with children who need assistance which is very rewarding. Her plans for the future are to become a Preschool teacher. Preschool teachers in Dannielle’s words are “compassionate, organized, involved, and fair to all students and look at all sides of an argument”.

Dannielle is participating in Psychology 111 through Penn College Now for 3 credit hours. She may use this knowledge in the future and she said “ it is good to know why some people make the choices and decisions they do.” Dannielle intends to stay in the Early Childhood program and get her Child Development Associate. It will “benefit her career”. Miss Jennifer Leete from Alliance Daycare and Learning Center said, “Danielle is a phenomenal help in the classroom! She takes initiative and heads on tasks without being asked! Additionally, she is observant and has a keen eye for knowing where she is needed most honing in on the students who are struggling and need extra help! She has bonded with the kids; they adore her! I know one day she will be an exceptional teacher!" Dannielle’s instructor at The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center praises her for her effort on assignments, budgeting her time and meeting deadlines, and her good communication. Congratulations Dannielle!


Blaine

Student of the Week- Feb. 15th

Blaine Moses, a first year student from Port Allegany. He is a model student that always has his work done on-time. He has excellent concern with his work quality and accuracy and follows directions better than his classmates. Even as a first-year student, Blaine is a reliable student when it comes to completing challenging shop projects.

Mr. Brent Bryant, Networking & Security Instructor and Dr. Michele Moore, Executive Director of Potter County Education Council

SHCTC Networking & Security Instructor Receives Award

The Networking & Security program here at the Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center had a special visit from the Potter County Education Council. Michele Moore, Executive Director and Mark Palonia, Videographer/Photographer, stopped by to do live video footage of the students working within the program and to briefly interview the instructor, Mr. Brent Bryant. Mr. Bryant has initiated a program called Seniors 2 Seniors technology course, which will teach basic computer skills, digital literacy and cybersecurity to senior citizens so that they have the knowledge to utilize the many benefits of high-speed Internet, such as staying connected with friends and family; utilizing telemedicine; using on-line banking and shopping from home. Students in Networking & Security Program from Ulysses, Kane, Coudersport and Galeton have participated so far as part of their shop clinicals.


As an added surprise, Mr. Bryant was awarded the Helene K. Nawrocki Leadership Award. Mr. Bryant’s name is on the plaque which is located in the main office of the PCEC. He also was awarded a certificate and $500 monetary awards towards his program.



Parker

Student of the Week- Feb. 1st

Parker Howard is the Student of the Week for February 1, 2020. He is a student in the Building Construction class , and a senior of the Oswayo Valley High School. He has been enrolled in the BCO class for three years. Parker continues to want to learn more of the program and the trades that go with it. He has worked on numerous projects and always does his best at the CTC.


Along with an outstanding attendance record, Parker also has a strong work ethic and does his best to help his fellow students in the classroom and shop. He is well liked by his peers and staff here at the CTC.


He recently became an Eagle Scout for Troop 557, the local Boys Scout program in Shinglehouse. Parker works for a local contractor and plans on becoming a linesman after he graduates.


Corinna, Nic, and Ben

Seneca Highlands CTC Students Earn Industry Certifications

Nicholas Cummings, Benjamin Torrey and Corinna Wood, all students in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned industry-recognized certifications in February. Nicholas (11th grade, Smethport ASD) earned his IT Fundamentals Pro certification, Benjamin (11th grade, Northern Potter SD) earned his Network Pro Certificate, and Corinna (11th Grade, Smethport ASD) earned her PC Pro Certificate.

The certificates each come with a $1000 employment guarantee ensuring the examined skills are workforce-ready. For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573. For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to http://www.testout.com/certification/benefits.

Jaden

CTC Student Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Marshall

Student of the Week- Feb. 8th

Marshall Ebert, a 10th grader from Otto-Eldred,in the Automotive class is SHCTC Student of the Week. Marshall is a first year student that shows a high interest in the trade. He is willing to accept new challenges and work outside of his comfort zone. He is a leader among his peers and is very proactive in his learning.