Information for Prospective Students

  • Contact Mrs. Kaecher, EWCTC Guidance Counselor, at 724-539-9788 x309 for more information.
     
     

    The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center is a part-time career and technology center located in Latrobe, Westmoreland County.  The CTC serves over 575 students from three public school districts: Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley.  EWCTC offers 16 programs in one of five career pathways—Automotive, Construction, Communications and Information Technology, Manufacturing and Services.  Students can obtain nationally recognized certification in 13 of our 16 programs. 
     
    At EWCTC we believe that high levels of both academic knowledge and technical skills are vital to student achievement.  As educators, it is our  priority to create opportunities for students and provide the support needed for success.  Effective interpersonal skills are essential to success in all aspects of life.   It is our belief that the responsibility for improving student achievement is shared by students and teachers and is actively supported by parents and the business community.  It is our goal to focus on rigor, relevance and relationships. 
     
    It’s Not The “Vo-Tech” it Used to Be!

    How many times have you heard “you can’t go to college if you go to the vo-tech!” Let’s get this straight: we’re no longer “vo-tech” - we’re a career and technology center!  We offer highly technical programs that provide the challenge and rigor required to compete in the workforce. Secondly, nearly 50% of our students go on to pursue post-secondary education. As a result, many opportunities are available for students to earn college credits while still enrolled in their CTC program!

     

    The choice to attend post-secondary education is completely up to our students. Upon graduation, many of our students are industry certified and obtain employment immediately out of high school. Furthermore, our programs prepare students for high priority or "in-demand" occupations,  Our placement rate for students is 95%. This means that 95% of our students are either employed, attend post-secondary school, or have enlisted into the armed forces.
     
    Helping Students Learn, Succeed, and Grow!

    Our students mean everything to us. It’s a lot like family at EWCTC—the teachers, administration, and staff strive to see students succeed both in and out of school. Our goal is to provide the best education to our students and we do this by hiring educators with proven industry experience, provide unique practical experiences, and practice hands-on skills in state-of-the-art labs. But we don’t stop there!  We want our students to excel in their academic classes as well!  That’s why all of our students participate in weekly or daily academic integration activities. Because of this initiative, we’ve seen sky rocking improvement in our students’ latest Keystone Exam scores in both reading and math!

     
    Post-secondary Opportunities

    For today’s careers, it is important that students combine a strong academic background with technical skills. CTE students should follow the recommended Program of Study Scope and Sequence below. As a result, students will be eligible for State-wide articulation credits. Visit Collegetransfer.net for more information to see how your CTE courses will transfer and articulate to a variety of post-secondary institutions across Pennsylvania.