Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsCareer Center
IN THE NEWS

Career Center

NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 1, 2011
As early as next month, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will offer a new mechanical-assembly training program created through a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment designed to give students an edge in today's tough job market. Career Center Director Keith Yohn said students selected for the new course "will have an advantage in the labor market over other students they graduate with. " As the need for workers with assembly-related skills continues to grow, Yohn said this partnership would provide a ready-made workforce.
Advertisement
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 6, 2011
Heavy equipment moved mounds of dirt Friday at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center as work kicked into high gear on the center's renovation and expansion project. The $14 million project will renovate and add space to the existing 158,000-square-foot building originally built in 1969. Keith Yohn, administrative director of the center, said the building is long overdue for improvements. “Some of the programs need a little more space,” Yohn said. “We definitely needed to update the aesthetics inside the building and upgrade the equipment to keep pace with technological advances to better prepare the students for what they have coming down the road.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 20, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The future use of Chambersburg Area School District's planned academic center was hotly debated Monday during a meeting of the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center's authority. The authority formed the career center in the 1960s and today oversees its buildings and grounds. The major issue now before the group is whether it will transfer 11.6 acres to Chambersburg Area School District for the district to build an academic center on the campus.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 14, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- School officials from Chambersburg and Waynesboro disagree on whether putting alternative placement students at the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center would give the career center a bad stigma. Waynesboro Area School Board member Leland Lemley told his board Tuesday that he fears a "detrimental impact" on the facility if a planned academic wing is used for alternative placements. He said he doesn't want the center to develop a bad reputation. Chambersburg Area School Board is moving forward with a proposal to build the academic wing on the career center campus for its use. It submitted conceptual plans to the state.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education stalled the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) renovation project this week, a move that could cost area school districts more money. The department raised questions about the Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) building its own wing at the FCCTC, forcing the career center to halt plans to renovate its existing facility on Guilford Springs Road. Josh Bower, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., architect Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, said the initial concept was for CASD's wing and the FCCTC renovation to be bid and built comprehensively.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 16, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- When WaynesboroFest hosts its first cuisine-tasting event, the youngest chefs will be serving an impressive menu featuring various breads and two different salads. Students from Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center's culinary arts department will be preparing food alongside area restaurants and caterers on Saturday, Sept. 26. Tickets, which cost $25 each, must be purchased by Saturday for the 6 to 8 p.m. event at Waynesboro Country Club. There, sample portions of appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, soups and desserts will be served along with coffee and tea. Student Sarah Lopez, 16, said teachers told them to expect 300 guests.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 1, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Joint Operating Committee of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will consider reopening its 2009-10 budget next month and reducing the amount of money allocated for buying equipment. Next year's budget includes a $330,000 capital reserve fund, said James Duffey, the center's executive director. The committee will consider reducing that to $200,000, he said. "I would just have to determine what equipment not to buy next year," Duffey said after Thursday's meeting of the committee.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 16, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania lost thousands of manufacturing jobs in 2008, but that sector of the economy remained strong in Franklin County and businesses continue seeking skilled workers. On Thursday, business leaders, educators and elected officials dined on braised short ribs with leek and wild mushroom jus and smoky bacon-wrapped monkfish prepared by Franklin County Career and Technology Center students while center director James Duffey brought them up to date on its future.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Plans to renovate and expand the Franklin County Career and Technology Center took a solid step forward as the Chambersburg School Board passed a resolution to adopt an amended articles of agreement and to incur the debt necessary to pay for its portion of the project. Chambersburg, which has been pressing for major changes at the center for more than two years, became the fifth and final district to approve the plan, which calls for a $15 million expansion and renovation of the existing building to be paid for by all the districts and construction of a $22.8 million academic wing for Chambersburg students.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 17, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board will incur $2.4 million worth of debt for a Franklin County Career and Technology Center renovation project if neighboring school districts also agree to the construction efforts. The borrowing translates into an additional .394 mill of taxes for property owners in the Waynesboro area each year for 30 years. Waynesboro will be paying 12.93 percent of the total project costs, which are not to exceed $15 million. A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|