Last updated: April 03. 2014 11:20AM - 1924 Views
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PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technology Center announced today that a number of its trade programs have been endorsed by the Pennsylvania Builders Association. PBA is the voice of the home building industry in Pennsylvania.


Those trade programs include Building Trades Maintenance, Carpentry and Millwork, Electrical Construction, HVAC Technology, Masonry, Plumbing and Pipefitting, and Residential Construction


Endorsement of a school’s trade programs involves a thorough review and evaluation by people working in the construction industry using criteria established by the National Association of Home Builders. The program is also recognized by the Department of Education and endorsed by PACTA – Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators. Endorsement ensures that those trades programs in the schools meet high standards of performance and will properly prepare students with foundational knowledge in the building trades.


“This endorsement is a huge step forward and builds upon our commitment to give our students every opportunity for future success,” said Sean Moran, advisor to Wilkes-Barre CTC’s PBA student chapter. “The school is very excited to welcome the PBA onboard and we look forward to building a long-standing relationship.”

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