On February 9, 2016, Tom Allen, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Executive Director, was presented with the Career and Technical Education Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education at the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA) General Membership Meeting held in Hershey, PA. This prestigious award certifies that at least 75 percent of EASTERN students who participated in the 2015 Student Occupational Competency Testing Program achieved a score at the Advanced level. This award was presented to Mr. Allen by Dr. Lee Burket, Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Career and Technical Education. Only 18 out of 87 career and technical career centers in Pennsylvania were awarded with this distinguished honor.
“I am so proud of our students and instructors,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “This is an impressive accomplishment in which we worked very hard to achieve. As Eastern Montgomery County’s career and technical high school, we strive to offer the best education possible and to provide our students with every opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the workforce and/or college.”