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SCCTC Administrators Excited About Direction of School


By Sandra Raub

Dr. Alice Davis, director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, gave an enthusiastic report on current activities at the Career and Technology Center to the Elk Lake school board at their monthly meeting, held Nov. 17.

Davis announced the great success of recent events at the school designed to help students know what to expect in the career path they have chosen, including Health Care Career Day and Energy Career Day. Each event brought workers from several aspects of each industry to the school to discuss their respective fields with students, including meteor-ologist Noreen Clark from Newswatch 16.

The health care industry is vibrant and growing, and future plans for health care related careers at the CTC include a possible LPN program for adult learners, added Davis. She stated that programs at other locations have been light on academics, causing students to have difficulties passing state board exams, and the CTC hopes to improve on that situation with its program.

A Challenge Program Assembly was held Oct. 27 for CTC students, sponsored by Cabot Oil & Gas, which is slated to provide students with incentives for achievement. The assembly involved game challenges between SCCTC students, with a goal of helping them understand that good work habits developed in high school are important to their future success.

The non-profit Challenge program challenges students to rise to the top of their classes. Four students from each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes who meet the challenge will receive a $250 check, underwritten by Cabot. Davis also deemed the food service department’s French CafĂ©, held  in November, and featuring a fine selection of traditional French dishes, a huge success.

Upcoming events to be held at the CTC include a Christmas Around the World dinner to be held Dec. 7, which will feature such international treats as Duck L’Orange and Figgy Pudding. Reservations can be made by contacting the school at 570-278-9229, ext. 785.


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