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Awards 18-19

Career & Technical Education Today



  • Steel Center for CTE goes into the Community!!!

    Thank you Duquesne City School District Superintendent Sue Moyer and Board member/Steel Center Board Vice President Calvina Harris for inviting us to your first Community Resource Fair. Congratulations on a fantastic event! We met a lot of wonderful members of your community and we're proud to share information to students and families about the amazing opportunities available to them at Steel Center. #Pathway2Success



    Thank you Bethel Park Chamber for inviting us to attend your first Job Fair. A wonderful event that helped us make some great connections.

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    Steel Center Executive Director Kevin Rice and his colleagues thank the Speaker for his time and hospitality, but most of all for his shared passion for Career and Technical Education. #CTEworks #Pathway2Success



    Speaker Mike Turzai  The Vocational School Directors of Western Pennsylvania visited with me, today, in the Speaker’s Office.



    Steel Center for CTE was excited to have United States Congressman Mike Doyle come to visit our school on April 22, 2019. He had an opportunity to see how the federal perkins dollars were being utilized at Steel Center. 









  • Jacob Kutscher

    Jacob Kutcher

    Diesel Technology 2017 Graduate  - Thomas Jefferson High School

    Ohio Technical College Diesel student, Jacob Kutscher, graduates with a paved path of opportunity in front of him. He is more than ready to take the first step as a full-on sprint. Kutscher has a work ethic that doesn’t stop. Kutscher was offered a decent starting rate with a major company right out of high school. His mom encouraged him to continue his education, because if someone was willing to pay him a decent wage out of high school, he should consider what they would offer him if he had more training. Kutscher took diesel while in high school at Steel Center for Career & Technical Education, Pittsburgh, PA. He earned college scholarship money through his participation in Skills USA. He opted to continue his training at OTC and is now reaping the rewards of his decision.  While a diesel student here, he earned 3 honor rolls (90% or higher on test scores and lab performance), his MACS 609, and his Roadranger certification. Kutscher has been working at Buckeye Business Products for several months. His shift is 2:30pm-2:00am. Many a morning he would be catching up on much needed sleep in his car in the student parking lot before classes started at 7:30am. At Buckeye Business Products he is in charge of all maintenance from large machinery and equipment to delivery trucks. His employer is so impressed with his level of maturity and work ethic, they have offered to pay off his OTC tuition – and will be paying him to attend the college of his choice to earn a Mechanical Engineering Degree. While we cannot disclose what Kutscher is earning, it far exceeds the ‘decent starting salary’ he was offered 18-months ago. It is those students, like Kutscher, who put forth the effort to make their training a priority that we see time and again being offered incredible opportunities in the field.