Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional/Abington Senior High School junior, Jessica Lademann, plans on pursuing a career in photography, but chose to enroll in the Business and Technology Professional program at EASTERN to equip herself with transferable business skills that she can use in her career and college.
Jessica first became interested in the Business and Technology Professional program at EASTERN when she participated in EASTERN’s 10th Grade Career Expo. She visited both the Business and Technology Professional and Commercial Art programs. It took some time to choose between the two, because she enjoyed both programs. She felt as though this decision could affect the rest of her life and decided that the business and management skills she would obtain in Business and Technology Professional seemed like the right fit for her. She also was excited about the opportunity to earn college credits through EASTERN’s dual enrollment program with Montgomery County Community College.
EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program is the first step in preparing students for a career in a professional business environment, such as business administration, business management, customer service representative and various forms of administrative support. Students study the current Microsoft Office applications at intermediate and advanced levels and other communication technologies. Students will be well-versed for the industry demands of high level written and verbal communication skills and soft skills, along with acquiring any proficiencies necessary to succeed in the business or office environment. Career objectives for this program include Executive Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Customer Service Representative. Students can earn up to nine transferable credits through EASTERN’s dual enrollment program with Montgomery County Community College.
“My interest in photography is mixed with a strong interest in the business world,” said Jessica. “I plan to continue developing my photography skills, but in EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program I am learning transferable skills that will help me in college and in the business world, such as computer skills, desktop publishing, presentation skills, professionalism, and communication. EASTERN has small class sizes and you get more personalized attention. It is a great first step toward the career of your
After Jessica graduates from Abington Senior High School and EASTERN, she plans to attend Montgomery County Community College, and then matriculate to a college or university to focus on her art education. Ultimately, Jessica would like to own her own graphic design company/photography studio.