On Monday, August 17, 2020 we received correspondence from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Secretary of the Department of Health has ordered that all students attending schools must wear face coverings throughout the school day. Previously, we were told that if we could maintain 6 feet of social distancing that the face covering could be removed. This change is no doubt frustrating to many, however we must comply with this order. In order to alleviate the discomfort associated with being in masks while trying to educate we plan to to take the following steps: 1. We will take a 10 minute 'mask off' break each hour while maintaining social distancing. 2. We have ordered face shields for each staff member and student to wear while in the building. The face shields are of sufficient size to cover from ear to ear, and below the chin. The shield is much more comfortable than the mask. Unfortunately, this change is so last minute that the shields will not arrive in time to start the school year. We are making every effort to expedite their arrival. Until they arrive students and staff need to wear masks as prescribed in the Department of Health order. Please bring your mask from you sending school district.
The 2020-21 school year brings many changes. With the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic there are many changes as well as concerns. We will make every effort to balance the safety of students and staff with our primary mission of educating students enrolled at BCTC. At the start of the school year most of our sending schools are offering a hybrid schedule that blends face to face instruction with online lessons. In short, students will attend some days, and will work from home some days. We will accommodate the schedule determined by the sending school by offering online lessons for the days students are not in the building. We will follow the state guidelines regarding face coverings. Upon entering the building face coverings are to be worn. Once the student is seated in their classroom, or working in their shop the face covering can be removed once the instructor determines the 6 feet social distancing is met. The year will no doubt present challenges, to include an ever changing situation. If we work together... staff, students, parents... we can do this.
This month's JOC meeting will be in person as well as virtually on the following link: Mark Bollman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: JOC June meeting Time: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2042687918?pwd=a2FtaUtiYWVmOXI5dFhZL0lXakYxQT09 Meeting ID: 204 268 7918 Password: 332137
Check out the tribute to our graduating seniors found in the Documents portion of this website: "BCTC 2020 Graduation Power PointBCTC 2020 Graduation Power Point"
Tonight's meeting of the Bedford County Technical Center's JOC will be available on Zoom. The link to join the meeting is on the website under 'News'.
Graduates of the Class of 2019 here is the survey to complete; https://www.cognitoforms.com/BedfordCountyTechnicalCenter1/PastGraduateSurvey
Grades for the 3rd marking period were submitted to the school districts prior to the shutdown. All online lessons during the shutdown will be evaluated on a satisfactory or unsatisfactory basis for the 4th marking period. These lessons will count toward your program hours, so it is important to complete them. Any questions can be emailed to your instructor or by calling the tech center help desk between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Due to the Pandemic, the Bedford County Technical Center has cancelled the regularly scheduled Joint Operating Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Seniors - If you did not turn in your Award/Scholarship Application, as well as a letter of recommendation and essay, please turn it in by April 17. You may email the papers to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to: Mr. Sam Shuss, Bedford County Technical Center, 195, Pennknoll Road, Everett, PA 15537. The form is on the website under DOCUMENTS. If you have any questions or are having trouble with turning the papers in, please email Mr Shuss at email@example.com
With the closing of schools due to the Coronavirus there are many concerns and questions regarding school. Priority one is the safety of students and staff until this epidemic ends. We encourage all students to visit our website daily and complete the lessons assigned under your program. Go to Bedfordctc.org.. Just below our logo click ‘Explore’ then click the ‘Program’ logo, then click the name of your instructor to access the lessons. Be sure to email your instructor when you complete a lessons get credit. Anyone who has technology issues contact us to receive a packet with your lessons. Anyone who has learning support needs, or questions regarding the lesson can call the tech center Monday thru Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, or email your instructor. Be safe!
Attention BCTC Students: When you complete an on-line assignment, be sure to email your instructor so that you get credit for your work. Email addresses are found under Staff on this website.
Instructions for accessing online assignments is scrolling under our News Feed. You can also find these instructions as a PDF file under Documents > How to Access Online Assignments.
Dear Friend of BCTC Skills USA: We are excited to team up with Hoss's Steak and Sea House to raise money for a very worthy cause. Please consider visiting the Hoss's location(s) listed below on 3/8/2020 to aid us in raising money to benefit BCTC Skills USA. Print this email and present it on 3/8/2020 at Hoss's in , , Bedford Hoss's will then donate 20%* or 25%** of your total check paid to BCTC Skills USA *To qualify for the 20% payout, our group must have a minimum of $300.00 in total pre-tax food and beverage sales. **To qualify for the 25% payout, our group must have a minimum of $1,200.00 in total pre-tax food and beverage sales. This applies to a one-day, single location, pre-scheduled event. The purchase of gift cards is not included as part of your organization’s community fundraising totals. DISTRIBUTING INVITATIONS ON HOSS’S PROPERTY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL DISQUALIFY OUR ORGANIZATION! Thank you for your cooperation! Group #123562
We are currently selling used equipment through an online auction service. This includes tools/equipment from every program such as welders, hand tools, various woodworking tools, and many other items. Items can be found on Municibid.