Work-Based Learning is a collaborative effort by the school, parent/guardian, business and industry, for the training of apprentices and student learners.
Through the Capstone program, senior students who meet the entry-level requirements of the trade/technical area, and have demonstrated good work ethics, are recommended for this unique plan of education, which is designed to integrate classroom learning with supervised work experience. One objective of Capstone Work-Based Learning is to place the student in a position which may lead to permanent employment upon graduation.
All students at RMCTC exhibiting good work ethics may take advantage of the shadowing program, which enables the student to see the activities of a typical workday for a specific job. After expressing interest in a job related to his/her instructional program and completing an off–site training agreement form, the student may spend the day in the business or industry, learning the duties and requirements of the position.
After the shadowing experience, the student will have a realistic understanding of the job and will be able to make a more informed career choice.
Several instructional areas at RMCTC utilize clinical training as an integral part of the learning process. Clinical work gives the student the opportunity to use the skill learned in his/her instructional area in a “real life” setting such as a medical care facility. Clinical training for several instructional areas is also accomplished right at RMCTC by providing services to the public. The clinical advantage allows the student “live work” in a supervised setting.
WORK-BASED LEARNING COORDINATOR – Mrs. Lisa Hughes
I began my career as an accountant and returned to higher education to obtain my mathematics teaching certification in 2005. I taught briefly at Governor Mifflin High School and also at Oley Valley School District before accepting a Learning Resource Math position at RMCTC in 2007. In 2008, I became the Math Integration Specialist at RMCTC. I have always wanted to teach my entire life. Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center has been the answer to my teaching aspirations. It allows me to take academic math and apply it to the student’s program of study.
1981 Graduate of Fleetwood High School
1985 Graduate of Kutztown University – Accounting
2005 Alvernia University – Teaching Certification – Instructional I
2010 Teaching Certification – Instructional II
2018 Master in Education
Teaching Experience – Governor Mifflin and Oley Valley School Districts
Accounting – Boscov’s Department Store, Store, Kuzmann Interiors, St. Paul’s UCC PreSchool
Boy Scouts of America Committee Member, Community Outreach Chair at Church, Sunday School Teacher, Homeless Veterans Committee Member, Church Consistory
Teaching Certifications – Mathematics, Family & Consumer Science, Business