Alumni Spotlight: John Bartley, Electrical Technology

EASTERN 1989 Electrical Technology and Upper Moreland High School alum, John Bartley.EASTERN 1989 Electrical Technology/Upper MorelandHigh School alum, John Bartley,is currently enjoying his second career as an electrical specialist for SP Industriesin Warminster, a manufacturer of specialty equipment, scientific glassware, laboratory and lab safety supplies, and home healthcare products serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, educational, industrial, and commercial markets. Prior to his role at SP Industries, Bartley served in the U.S. Navy for 13 years as an Aviation Structural Mechanic repairing P-3 Orion airplanes.

While in high school, Bartley did well with the traditional learning environment, but wanted more of a challenge. Growing up, he enjoyed science, puzzles, and building model cars. He would take apart home electronics to figure out how they worked, and then would put themback together. He knew he enjoyed working with his hands and problem solving. His Upper Moreland High School guidance counselor uggested he visit Electrical Technology at EASTERN. Bartley attended EASTERN’s Open House and knew this was the right choice for him.

While at EASTERN, Bartley was a student presenter for Career Expo, a recruitment event held at EASTERN for potential students to visit programs of their choice. He was also the recipient of the Klein Tool Award.

“Electrical Technology at EASTERN gave me insight into residential and commercial electrical work, which has saved me and my family a great deal of money in electrical repairs. The theories and hands-on skills I learned also set me apart in my military career, and have really helped me in my current position,”said Bartley. “For students who want to challenge themselves and learn something that will benefit them for the rest of their lives, I highly recommend a program at EASTERN.”

A world without electricity is hard to imagine! Electrical Technology at EASTERN will provide the essential hands-on and safety skills that a student needs to pursue a rewarding career in the electrical construction industry. This two-year multi-faceted career program enables the student to learn the basics of electricity as well as residential and commercial wiring, data cabling and basic fiber optic installation. For more information, please visit

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