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The West Side Career and Technology Center is a full-time comprehensive Career and Technology Center. A complete academic curriculum complements fully accredited career and technology courses, grades 9 thru 12.

Our Mission

The mission of the West Side Career and Technology Center is to provide a quality educational community in which all students will learn academic, career, technical, and soft skills necessary to prepare them to be contributing members of our society, skilled members of the workforce, and responsible life-long learners prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Our Vision

With the support of highly qualified instructors, technologically integrated teaching strategies, and strong partnerships in post-secondary educational institutes of learning and in the workforce, the graduates of the West Side Career and Technology Center will be provided with a climate in which they can grow intellectually and emotionally in order to be successful in the workforce as well as in secondary educational institutes of learning.

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Senior Sunrise 2022
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Carpentry Students Recognized
West Side CTC Carpentry students were thanked and recognized by the Joint Operating Committee and Administration during the regular monthly JOC meeting for their hard work put in to complete construction of a pavillion project on school grounds. The group of students worked side-by-side with their teacher, Mr. Charles Yarmey, in conjuction with Mr. Brian O'Keefe, Owner of the Mooretown Mill, to complete this project. (Click Image for Full View)

Student Recognition Picture
Pictured (left to right) - Mr. Brian O'Keefe, Owner Mooretown Mill; Jacob Olson; Michael Carpenter; Joseph Sowga; Jesse James Gray; Aleister Roper; Mr. Charles Yarmey, Carpentry Instructor

National FBLA Competition Winner Recognized
Recent West Side CTC graduate, Alexzander Snook, placed fifth place at the 2022 FBLA National Conference held in Chicago, Illinois last month. Alexzander was a student in the Computer Information Technology program and competed in the Database Design and Application competition. The school recognized his achievement with a plaque at a recent Joint Operating Committee meeting. Congratulations, Alexzander Snook! (Click Image for Full View)

Student Recognition Picture
Pictured (left to right) - Mr. Larry Schuler, JOC President; Alexzander Snook; Mrs. Nicole Kmetz, FBLA Advisor/CIT Instructor; and Mr. Richard Rava, Assistant Director/Principal

Law Enforcement Students Commended
West Side CTC Law Enforcement students were recognized by the Joint Operating Committee for various community service activities, including recently providing security at the Irem Shrine Circus. (Click Image for Full View)

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College-Bound Student Acknowledged for Achievement
Health Related Technology Student, Jeanna Pritchard, received an Outstanding Achievement Award through Luzerne County Community College and was recognized by the Joint Operating Committee for her success. Jeanna completed numerous Early College Classes both at West Side CTC and LCCC jumpstarting her college career. (Click Image for Full View)

HRT Picture
Pictured (left to right) - Mr. Richard Rava, Assistant Director/Principal; Parent; Jeanna Pritchard; and Mr. Larry Schuler, JOC President

West Side CTC - Joint Operating Committee
Joint Operating Committee Picture

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Seated (left to right)- Mr. Jeff Pierontoni, Northwest SD; Mr. Peter Lanza, Northwest SD; Mr. Larry Schuler, President, Dallas SD; Mr. Thomas Pieczynski, Sr., 1 st Vice-President, W.V.W. SD; Dr. Thomas Duffy, Chief School Administrator; Mr. David Tosh, Superintendent of Record; Mr. Philip Campenni, Wyoming Area SD

Standing (left to right)- Mrs. Kelley Kavanagh-Watkins, Dallas SD; Mrs. Janet Cussatt, W.V.W. SD; Mr. Rick Kamus, W.V.W. SD; Mr. Bo Benson, Northwest SD; Mr. Grant Palfey, Business Manager; Mr. Drew Salko, Lake-Lehman SD; Mr. Gerald Stofko, Wyoming Area SD; Mr. Patrick Musto, Dallas SD

Early Childhood Education Students attend Spring Showcase
West Side CTC Early Childhood Education Students attend the Building Blocks Learning Center Student Spring Showcase where preschool students displayed posters they made and talked about what they want to be when they grow up. (Click Image for Full View)

Child Care Picture
1st row: Building Blocks Learning Center Preschool Students
2nd row: Mrs. Patty Temple, WSCTC Early Childhood Education Instructor, Kendal Rother, Abigail Sims, Mick Neel, Arianna Kelly, Quadirah Dickson, Ms. Mariah Bronsburg, BBLC Preschool Teacher
3rd row: Mr. Rick Rava, Assistant Director/Principal West Side Career and Technology Center

West Side CTC Law Enforcement Students Provide Security at the Irem Shrine Circus
The West Side CTC Law Enforcement students are out in full force providing security for the Irem Shrine Circus. Irem Shrine Circus 2022 Photo. (Click Image for Full View)

Law Enforcement Picture

PA FBLA State Leadership Conference 2022
WSCTC FBLA student winners from the 2022 PA FBLA State Leadership Conference announced April 13, 2022. (Click Image for Full View)

Student Recognition
Seated left to right: Courtney Martin, 2nd Place Computer Applications; Brandon Bevan, 2nd Place Word Processing. Back Row starting left: Dylan Knecht, 9th Place, Networking Infrastructure; Tessa Heddings, 7th Word Processing; and Alexzander Snook, 4th Place, Database Management.

Law Enforcement Students Assist Back Mountain Police Association
West Side CTC Law Enforcement students recently helped members of the Back Mountain Police Association prepare for their annual Kid's Fishing Day that is being held at Frances Slocum State Park on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Click Image for Full View)

Law Enforcement Picture
Front Row: Tyler Brzozowski, Joseph Rossavik, Erik Trasciatti, and Zachary Quigley Second Row: Colton Storm, Ava Presto, Kaylee Dorish, Tarena Moore, and Ja'Nayah Cato

Law Enforcement/Autobody Students Collaborate On Project
Autobody and Law Enforcement students at WSCTC join forces in a collaborative effort to redesign and rebrand the school's police interceptor. (Click Image for Full View)

Law Enforcement Autobody Picture

Law Enforcement Students Tour Luzerne County Courthouse
Law Enforcement students got to observe 3 trials and received a guided tour of the Luzerne County courthouse during a two day field trip. Students heard testimony of an attempted homicide that occurred in Wilkes-Barre, a drug smuggling case from the Dallas State Correctional Facility, and a civil case involving injuries received from a motor vehicle pursuit involving the Wilkes-Barre Police Department. (Click Image for Full View)

Law Enforcement Picture

West Side CTC Students Participate in Food Bank Giveaway
Some of the student members of The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and SkillsUSA clubs took part in a food giveaway for students at West Side CTC. The school partnered with King’s College and the Midwest Food Bank for Monday, February 28, 2021, to hand out 70 bags to interested students. Future events will also include the partnership with the CEO Weinburg Food Bank. (Click Image for Full View)

Student Recognition
Identified in the picture: (left to right) Brandon Bevan (FBLA), Alexzander Snook (FBLA & SkillsUSA), Jorge Huapaya (FBLA), Jefferson Altieri (SkillsUSA) , Mason Sgarlet (SkillsUSA), Joseph Kossmann (SkillsUSA), and Julian Frenandez (SkillsUSA)

FBLA Regional Competition Winners 2022
Student Recognition
Front Row Left to Right: Colin Woolnough (4th Place Introduction to Information Technology), Courtney Martin (1st Place Computer Applications), Eli Trocki (2nd Place Spreadsheet Applications), Alexzander Snook (1st Place Database Design & Applications), Brandon Bevan, Richard Castle (2nd Place Computer Problem Solving), Dylan Lasorsa (1st Place Introduction to Information Technology)

Back Row Left to Right: Dylan Knecht  (1st Place Networking Infrastructures), Michael Martin (3rd Place Computer Problem Solving),Hayden Foland (2nd Place Networking Infrastructures)

Missing from photo: Jorge Huapaya (1st Place Spreadsheet Applications) and Tessa Heddings (1st Place Word Processing)

SkillsUSA District Competition Winners 2022
Student Recognition
Left to Right: Abigail Sims (2nd Place Early Childhood Education), Joshua Ellsworth (2nd Place Refinishing Technology), Corey Watkins  (3rd Place Collision Repair Technology), Hayden Foland (1st Place Internetworking) 

Missing from photo:  Richard Castle (3rd Place Information Technology Services)

Congratulations to our Skills USA & FBLA students who competed on 1/20/2022 and those who placed in competition. Video Credit: Serena Squadrito, Multi-Media Technology.

Skills USA & FBLA Participants Video

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