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Congratulations to Dauphin County Technical School

Posted on April 05, 2018

Congratulations to Dauphin County Technical School

Building Construction Technology

2018 Award Winner of Excellence in Action

Sponsored by: Advance CTE


This year’s Excellence in Action award winners, spanning 11 Career Clusters® from 9 states, represent some of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in the country. These high-quality programs serve students in communities ranging from rural Michigan to the bustling metro area of Salt Lake City, Utah, providing all students – no matter their race or income – with a world-class education. While each of the programs is unique, they all offer a rigorous sequence of courses beginning with foundational skills and ending in subject-matter mastery; real-world, hands-on experiences in the classroom led by dedicated educators; and meaningful work-based experiences facilitated by industry partners. The programs boast not only stellar industry partnerships but also partnerships with other educational institutions that support seamless transitions from secondary into postsecondary.

These programs are backed up by compelling data demonstrating impressive graduation rates, credential attainment, dual enrollment completion and work-based learning participation and glowing letters of recommendation. These programs are preparing their students for a lifetime of career success.


Architecture & Construction Career Cluster


The Building Construction Technology program of study in Lower Paxton Township, PA began as a one-course offering in 1970 that was transformed in 2011 into a robust program of study. Aligned with a high-priority sector in PA, this program of study blends academic and technical knowledge and skills with a service-oriented mindset through local and out-of- state community service projects. Eligible students may earn up to nine college credits per semester. Students attend classes at the college campus in the morning and are required to attend their career and technical program at the school in the afternoon.





Upcoming Events

  • Western Regional Meeting March 22, 2019 Crawford County Career and Technical Center
  • ACTE National Policy Seminar March 25, 2019 Washington DC
  • Workshop for CTE Assistant Directors, Supervisors and Principals May 16, 2019 Nittany Lion Inn, State College
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