Business and Industry Partnerships Benefit Students

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) was pleased to partner with Pennsylvania State Representative Thomas Murt on Friday, March 18 for an Information Exchange session, which included six EASTERN program instructors and local business and industry representatives in their correlating field. The luncheon for this event was prepared by EASTERN’s Culinary Arts students and sponsored by Centric Bank.


EASTERN instructors shared education plans and goals for six areas of concentration – Allied Health, Computer Network Administration, Culinary Arts, Office Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, and Protective Services. Local business leaders discussed the attributes and skills needed for a new employee in their business. Local business partners included Stephen Kent from Subaru of America, Inc., Bridget Smith from Lochel’s Bakery, Melissa Marchuck from PeopleShare, James Gardner from the Hatboro Police Department, and Don Camp and Joe Mullin from Brinker’s Energy.

“I would like to thank Representative Murt and all of the business representatives that were so willing to meet with us and discuss possibilities for our students,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “Our teachers appreciate these new connections and are excited about potential job opportunities, job-shadow days, and internships for their outstanding students.”

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