Diversified Occupations

D.O. Opportunities available with our CTC Employer Partners:

Are you a company interested in becoming a #EmployerPartner for D.O.?  If so, please email Elizabeth Lanshcak at elanshcak@bcctc.org. THANK YOU for your consideration in partnership! #SkilledTradesROCK #CTEinPA #wehavethebestemployerpartners
The Engergy to Change the World
  • Manufacturer


Hopewell student, Tommy K., for continuing his manufacturing position at GE Vernova

  • An opportunity at Schroeder Industries is still open
  • Positions with Heritage Valley Health System are coming soon. Please check back.

Should a student be interested in this program… Contact us!

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  • Anesthesia/OR Technician
  • Environmental Services
  • Patient Care Associate – Nursing Assistant 
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sterile Processing Technician
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Hopewell student, Matt K., for being hired as an Assembler at Schroeder Industries

Why Diversified Occupations?

Program @ A Glance:

  • One-Year Program, 3 Credits
  • Based on Student’s Career Objective/Pathway
  • Portfolio Development
  • Strongly Recommending Seniors
  • Must have Reliable Transportation to and from Worksite
  • Transferrable ‘Soft-Skill’ Training (One day a week, in-class instruction)
  • Paid, Industry ‘Hard-Skill’ Training (Remaining days of the week)
  • Potential to Earn Industry Certifications (OSHA-10, CPR/First Aid, Industry Specific pending Employer)

In Depth:

Diversified Occupations (D.O.) is a one-year instructional program in partnership with business and industry that helps to prepare students for their individualized career goal. While students obtain technical knowledge and work skills in a paid experience at our partnered employer sites four days a week, the ‘soft skills’ curriculum, i.e., portfolio development, financial literacy, OSHA-10 and other industry certification preparation will be taught at BCCTC during in-person instruction one day a week. This on-the-job, compensated work experience is an opportunity for high school seniors to prepare for life after graduation due to a structured, supervised introduction to work in a specific skilled trade by both the employer and a State certified Diversified Occupations instructor. Maintaining employment, reliable transportation, and class attendance are a must for the successful completion of the course requirements.
Diversified Occupations is designed to provide training in a skilled trade profession that is not currently being offered as a program at BCCTC.  Students interested in enrolling in Diversified Occupations will be required to be supervised at the work site by the employer, expect regular visits by the D.O. instructor, attend prescheduled instruction and complete all required academic coursework, and be employed at minimum of 15 hours per week, during and/or after school hours.
Students employed through the D.O. program, may be required to purchase a uniform. When attending BCCTC, students are to follow the school’s dress code policy.
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