Is a college education enough to be successful in today’s competitive job market? It is a proven fact today that most high wage employment requires not only some sort of continuing education or post-secondary learning beyond high school but also technical knowledge or skill to perform specialized functions. Whether you aspire to be the President and CEO of a company, an engineer or an entrepreneur you will need technical training in a specific career area to climb the career ladder and obtain a good job. Likewise, if you want to be tradesperson such as an auto technician, carpenter or cook, you should also pursue additional education in a specific career area to become a master of your trade.
That is why the Franklin County Career and Technology Center is so important to your education. Just about every career and technical program that we offer at our school provides the opportunity for you to acquire college credits before you leave high school. Plus, you will get credentialed training leading to industry certification in most program areas offered at FCCTC. The goal is for you to get a jump start on your college career while also possessing industry certification in the career field of your choice. THAT is what makes you attractive to an employer and THAT is what will make you big bucks after you graduate from high school.
Beyond these advantages, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will provide a number of additional benefits to you as well. We are aligning ourselves with the high priority occupations of south-central Pennsylvania which will make your training at the FCCTC even more valuable to the economic needs of the area. If you want to stay in Pennsylvania, and particularly the Cumberland Valley area, our programs match the high wage needs of employers in south-central Pennsylvania. Furthermore, we provide an opportunity for you to stretch beyond your comfort zone of the home school and meet and interact with students from the other school districts of Franklin County. All of our almost 900 students attending our school still can be involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports at their home schools while attending FCCTC.
Franklin County Career and Technology Center is a choice that you can make. Whether you are college-bound or ready to enter the work world directly out of high school, we can help you make the right decisions. Take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of you and seriously consider taking classes at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. Ask any of our many alumni, you won’t regret your decision.