In September of 2011 Mr. Joe Wagner, Business Academy teacher, and his Entrepreneurship students embarked on a plan to create a student run retail facility at Carlisle High School. As students studied the Entrepreneurship curriculum, they applied the lessons learned in the classroom to the development of authentic business plans. These plans were then presented t0 interested students, administrators, teachers, business leaders and community members at the conclusion of the school year.
During the summer of 2012 and fall of 2012, details of the business plans were realized as the school, local community, and business leaders worked to build the retail facility using donations of time, materials, and money. Not a single taxpayer dollar was used to fund the project, reflective of the district’s values of student achievement, stakeholder engagement and financial stewardship. Come join the district’s students on October 30, 2012 as they celebrate the grand opening of their first class retail facility.
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Five York County School of Technology students recently competed in Las Vegas, NV at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Residential Construction Management Competition and WON the Secondary Division! Students presented their project on the main showroom floor in front of a large audience. York Tech Architectural Drafting Students (pictured from left to right): Zachary Snyder, Joseph Sheeler, Hunter Weibley, Tyler Wells, and Austin Howard. Architectural Drafting Instructor and NAHB Advisor (not pictured): Don Bryant
During the months of January and February, Dauphin County Technical School students are especially busy supporting worthy causes. In January, Culinary Arts students participated in a sandwich making contest. After studying a unit on sandwich preparation, all Culinary Arts sophomores and juniors were divided into three teams. Each team was charged with designing and creating a new hot sandwich and a cold sandwich. Students had to cost out the ingredients, price the sandwich, promote and advertise their creations, and fill orders for the sandwiches. All proceeds from sandwich sales were donated to the American Red Cross for aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The team that collected the most money was treated to dinner at Sandwich Man Restaurant.
Several other fundraisers sponsored by various career and technical student organizations raised money for charity. The Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) group ran three fundraisers. $1,000.00 of profits generated in the student- run school store was given to the American Red Cross and earmarked for First Responder Training in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. A DECA sponsored Dress down Day netted $2,000.00 for the ARC of Dauphin County, and over $1,400.00 in cash plus a tractor trailer load of supplies was donated to Love of Lancaster County for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Toms River, New Jersey. Veterinary Assistant students raised $1,550.00, which was given in equal amounts to the Furry Friends Network and Happy Tails Holistic Rescue, Rehabilitation and Sanctuary, while the Future Child Care Leaders of America (FCCLA) club donated their proceeds of over $1600.00 to the March of Dimes. Nice work, students!
In February, the Building Construction Cares team will travel to Swan Quarter, North Carolina to build new construction and repair existing construction for those who lost homes during Hurricane Irene. Eleven students from five different C & T programs, along with teachers and community members, will make this journey by school van, and will complete school assignments based on this real-world learning experience.
The 2013 Showcase Home is a traditional log home with wraparound porches and a loft overlooking the great room. It will have plenty of extras including stone fireplace, granite countertops, custom closets, beautiful kitchen and vanity cabinets, and plenty of landscaping details. The house will be sold at a public auction on March 9, 2013 in the Equine Center of the PA Farm Show Complex.
The house may be toured during the PA Home Show which runs from March 2 – March 10, 2013. There will be several other items available at the auction to include a 22’ x 40’ prefinished cabin which is also loaded with extras, a 12’ x 20’ storage garage which includes a garage makeover, a beautiful outdoor root bench, and some other items.
The showcase projects are built by students from CPAVTS in the Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical, HVAC, and Horticulture/ Landscaping programswhose students are members of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. All proceeds from the sale of the showcase projects go to the student chapter and are used to provide scholarships and awards to student members. Supporting efforts are also supplied by the culinary, graphics, welding and electronics programs. Altogether there are over 100 students per day working on this project.