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Technical training prepares graduates for workforce

By Staff | Jun 9, 2016

PHOTO PROVIDED Britney Hunt, of Warrior Run, left, and Julia Garverick, of Muncy, celebrate after the LCTC graduation ceremony.

HUGHESVILLE – The Lycoming Career and Technology Center celebrated their seniors graduating this year at a separate ceremony in the Hughesville High School auditorium Wednesday evening, May 25.

Sixty-four students graduated from from the LCTC this spring and walked on stage to be acknowledged for their technical training accomplishments.

The Lycoming Career and Technology Center is an opportunity given to students interested in quick transitions into the workforce while maintaining academic pursuits in high school.

The ceremony began with a welcome from Eric W. Butler, executive director of the center.

“Every year I can usually pick out a theme of a graduating class,” he said. “I had trouble this year. There was a broad field.”

Lycoming Career and Technology Center has a clear mission, he said. “To prepare students for a productive local career and to show them, that if they choose to stay in the area and become our next generation, are all the things required to make the area great.” The graduating class of 2016 exemplifies those traits, said Butler.

After Butler welcomed the seniors and the audience, he introduced Blaise Alexander, of Alexander Family Dealerships, as the keynote speaker.

Alexander told the students about his first job growing up on a farm in Elysburg. “What I realized when I was working there was that I became a part of a team,” he said. “I was contributing to something.”