Students enrolled at Levittown’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center (GC Tech) competed for awards during the annual skills showcase held at Levittown Memorial Education Center. Orchestrated by the center’s teachers and staff, the event provided students with the opportunity to demonstrate acquired skills for potential employers and colleges, as well as parents and administrators.
GC Tech is a unique school program dedicated to teaching comprehensive career and technical skills, along with qualifying academics, for students enrolled in the Levittown School District and more than 10 neighboring districts. The program offers courses in the areas of automotive technology, computer animation, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology, graphic arts, medical assisting/health care and police science/EMT.
“This is an evening when students demonstrate the skills they have acquired through study and practical application,” said Director Gerri Fox-Wilson. “Everyone who participated was clearly a winner.”
During the showcase, students competed in the areas of automotive technology, 3D visualization and animation, commercial baking, cosmetology, criminal justice, culinary arts, electrical technology, fantasy hairstyling, first aid/CPR, food preparation assistant, graphic arts, job demonstration, job interview, junior evening hairstyling, medical assisting, restaurant service, senior evening hairstyling and senior nail art. Spectators also enjoyed demonstrations of mock police arrests and forensic investigations.
For a list of showcase winners, visit www.levittownschools.com.