The video made by and featuring the Class of 2018 is now live on YouTube. See it and senior movies from previous years on the RMCTC YouTube channel. Just follow this link to see some awesome student-produced videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQnPsqdevrsUJ0knHpjL7a-5WAY1X9Djz
Senior Movie 2018
Program Spotlight: Health Medical Professions
FACT: The USA will need 5.6 million more health care workers by 2020.
Students in the Health Medical Professions program develop fundamental skills and are cross-trained to work as entry level health care workers.
Throughout the program, students learn essential skills performed in nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and massage therapy. They also learn about medical office, pharmacology, and surgical technology procedures. In addition, they learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and how to communicate with health professionals and patients.
Read more about what the students learn and do in the Health Medical Professions program.
Visit the HMP web page.
Rebuilding lives and neighborhoods
A new training program provides learning opportunities to individuals returning to the community from incarceration. RMCTC is partnering with Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) and Habitat for Humanity Berks County (HFHBC) in implementing a Reentry Training Grant from the Department of Labor. The program, titled Rebuilding Reentrants and Reading (R3), offers an opportunity for individuals with a criminal history to acquire skills in the construction trades that will lead to gainful employment and will assist with the renovation of one of the City of Reading’s blighted neighborhoods.
Mr. Kevin Brumbach, RMCTC’s Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, served as the instructor during the initial eight-week module of classroom training. Participants learned basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical construction techniques.
Other components of the program include hands-on learning at HFHBC properties and an employment-focused cognitive curriculum delivered by BCPS staff. This innovative three-part combination of best practices is expected to improve employment outcomes for participants as well as reduce recidivism.
For more information about the program, visit the BCPS website at http://www.berksconnections.org.
Also, check out a recent Reading Eagle article for further insights into what the program means to the individuals participating in it.
Career Opportunities in Construction
The construction industry has posted the Help Wanted signs. Finding skilled workers to fill critical job openings continues to pose a major challenge to construction firms across the country. Watch a CBS News video that showcases the labor shortage and the opportunities available to CTC students who have their sights set on careers in the construction field.
RMCTC joins in helping hurricane victims
Students and staff assembled hundreds of care packages for people affected by recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and elsewhere. Mrs. Alice Bowers, teacher of the Health – Nursing Careers program, organized the project, which gathered wash cloths, soap, bandages, and other personal care items for shipment to people displaced from their homes by the storms.
Healthcare careers are booming!
As the “Baby Boom” generation matures, the demand for health care climbs. Be ready to join this growing industry by choosing one of the dynamic programs in the Health Science cluster.
RMCTC has a career for you.
Construction…manufacturing…health science…personal services…and more!
Explore different career fields and find a program that fits your style and goals.
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