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Forbes Road
Career & Technology Center
Paul R. Balint
Administrative Director
Congratulations to the
Devin was a member of the Forbes
Apprenticeship Program and is
currently working at Pittsburgh
East Nissan located in Monroeville.
Devin was a member of SkillsUSA
and was inducted into the National
Technical Honor Society in both
his junior and senior years. After
graduation, Devin plans to attend
Penn College of Technology to study
Automotive Technology and Business
Management. Devin’s determination
and strong work ethic has been key to his success.
Devin Vogeding
Gateway High School • Automotive Technology
Jonathan was an apprentice student
working at Spitzer Toyota. He was
active in SkillsUSA, placing second
in Auto Service Specialization at the
SkillsUSA District 8 Competition.
He is a two year member of the
National Technical Honor Society and
has the distinction of being selected
as the Automotive Technology
Program’s 2014 “Student of the
Year”. Hard work and dedication has
led to Jonathan’s many high school
achievements, including being named the 2014 Forbes Road
Career and Technology Center’s Valedictorian.
Jonathan Hladney
Highlands High School • Automotive Technology
Certificate Ceremony 2014
The Annual Certificate Ceremony was held Wednesday, May 21st at East Allegheny High School. This year Forbes had 186
students completing their respective programs. Representative Eli Evankovich (R - Westmoreland/Armstrong) served as our
key note speaker. Our Valedictorian Jonathan and Salutatorian Devin also spoke to their fellow classmates. Special Awards
were also presented to Joshua Sandusky (see below), William Ryan (see below) and to our Second Annual Forbes Scholarship
recipients (see page 2). Congratulations to all of the graduates and we wish you much success in your future endeavors.
Joshua Sandusky
PACTESP Life/Work Challenge Award
Josh Sandusky was awarded first
place for the PACTE-SP Life Work
Challenge Award. Below is a
description of the award. Josh’s
monetary award was for $500.
This award annually recognizes
students who have overcome
barriers in realizing their
potential in everyday life and/or
employment. Presentations are
made at the PACTESP Mid-Winter
Conference Awards Luncheon,
the first Monday of March at the Hotel Hershey. Each recipient receives a
monetary award.
William Ryan
Education Workforce Leadership Award
Since 1926, the Point Spring &
Driveshaft Company in Pittsburgh
has provided the heavy duty vehicle
after-market with high quality truck
parts and outstanding service.
Ten years ago, Bill Ryan, chairman
and CEO, proposed a partnership
between the company and Forbes
Road CTC, to develop a pipeline
for trained diesel mechanics.
The relationship between Forbes Road CTC
and Point Spring & Driveshaft Company enhances
educational training and meets the workforce needs for
the industry.
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Glen Wolfarth - Glen was a Computer Networking &
Security Student from Penn Hills. He is planning on getting
a degree in Information Science at Pitt-Greensburg.
Austin Dorn - Austin was a culinary student from Boyce
Campus Middle College. He is already a Sauté’ Chef at
the Wooden Nickel and will be continuing to fine tune his
culinary skills at IUP’s Culinary School.
Chantel Young - Chantel was a Cosmetology student
from Penn Hills. She soon will be taking her state boards
and receiving her cosmetology license. She is planning on
getting a business degree while working in a salon.
Kelton Black - Kelton was a Heating, Ventilation and AC
student from Plum. He will move into a full time position
at Ventec Refrigeration after graduation and will continue
his studies in the Adult Program at Forbes to get further
Justin Nix - Justin was an Information Technology and
Gaming student from Gateway. He has been accepted to
the Behrend Engineering Program at Penn State and will
major in Software Engineering.
Thank you to our sponsors!!!
From left to right: Glen Wolfarth, Austin Dorn, Chantel Young,
Kelton Black and Justin Nix
Second Annual
Scholarships Awarded
New for 2014-15
• New computer Lab with 3D printer and
• New, larger Conference Center to
accommodate students for assemblies
• An additional Resource Room
• New van to take students to clinics and
Automotive Technology
With the assistance of several state grants and funding
opportunities, Forbes Road CTC was able to greatly
enhance the Automotive Technology program and assure
that its students were equipped with the latest technologies
the industry has to offer. New lift racks were installed to
replace outdated and worn out racks. The lifts will allow
students to work on many different sizes of vehicles safely.
A new brake lathe and diagnostic equipment was procured
and integrated into the program. This will allow students
to gain academic skills, industry skills, improve NOCTI,
and be prepared for industry certification tests including
AYES, NATEF, Certified Emissions Inspector, or Certified
Safety Inspector. The new vehicle alignment equipment will
provide Forbes Road CTC the opportunity to emulate a
state of the art automotive shop by affording students the
ability to work with current industry technologies. Lastly,
the new biodiesel engine will enable students the exposure
to cleaner fuel possibilities as well as the incorporation
of green technologies that are molding the future of the
automotive industry.
Programs Offered:
Advertising Design
Automotive Technology
Building Construction
Child Care Services
Collision Repair
Computer Networking
& Security
Culinary Arts
Diesel Technology
Electrical Technology
Emergency Response
Health Science Technology
Heating, Ventilation & Air
Landscape Design
Multimedia Design
Warehouse Management
Open House &
New Student/Parent Orientation
September 9, 2014 • 6:00-8:00 pm
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Forbes Road CTC
Second Annual 5K
The 2nd Annual Forbes Road CTC
5K to benefit the Scholarship Fund
is scheduled for April 11, 2015 at
Boyce Park. SAVE THE DATE! More
information to come.
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center’s Machine
Tool Technology program is moving forward into the
21st century to include Engineering in the program.
The principles and theories of science, engineering and
mathematics to solve technical problems in research,
development and manufacturing will be included in the
curriculum. Students will learn construction, quality control,
inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, and
collecting data skills.
By integrating the concept of STEM into our Machine
Tool Technology classroom, we are addressing the
proliferation of technology into the field of robotics,
engineering and any math or science-based field. The
essential functions of how things operate have typically
remained the same throughout the history of machine
tools, but the tools and technology have evolved to
incorporate STEM principles and foundations by integrating
them fully and assimilating them seamlessly. In order
to ensure that students are prepared for the jobs of
tomorrow, STEM principles help to engage students and
practically implement technologies that will shape the path
of tomorrow.
A 3D printer and scanner will be added to the program
in the 2014-15 school year. This printer is closely related to
CNC and CAD machines. It will be used to train students as
Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Numerical
Tool and Process Control Programmers, and Extruding and
Drawing Machine Setters/Operators. The printers render
designs of objects drafted by CAD/CAM software by
extruding plastic or metal. This is a little different from the
manual lathes and grinders that are in a machine shop.
The scanner is used for reverse engineering, a few
industries that use this product are: rapid prototyping,
inspection, design, medical fields, footwear and orthotics.
The scanner will enhance and expose students to new
techniques in part inspection. The scanner, along with
the 3D printer, allows Forbes students to maintain a
competitive edge in manufacturing technologies. The
ability of our students to be familiar and operate advanced
prototyping tools meet the required skills necessary for
today’s job market.
FBLA State Winners
This was a great year for the students competing at the
SLC. Competing with over 4000 students from around the
state, all nine Forbes students placed in the top ten and
represented on stage during the awards ceremony, a first
for Forbes Road!
Some of these competitions had over 80 competitors,
so the young men should each be proud of their
All of the students behaved professionally and
represented Forbes Road in a wonderful manner.
2013-14 FBLA STATE Leadership Conference results

This was a great year for the students competing at the SLC. Competing with
over 4000 students from around the state, all nine Forbes students placed in
the top ten and represented on stage during the awards ceremony, a first
for Forbes Road!

Some of these competitions had over 80 competitors, so the young men
should each be proud of their accomplishments.

Mason Dixon-Highlands Desktop
Justin Nix- Gateway Mobile
Robert MacGregor-
Penn Hills
Kahlil Johnson-
Problem Solving
Steve Ayers-Gateway
Jared Conley-Plum
Nick Jones-Highlands
Network Design
Wesley Lewis-Gateway Cyber Security 9
Glen Wolfarth-
Penn Hills

All of the students behaved professionally and represented Forbes Road in a
wonderful manner.
Stay Connected!
Forbes Road CTC Faculty have been making great strides
in Social Networking to promote their programs as well
as to show off student work. Search for individual classes/
teachers on
Facebook, Twitter,
Pinterest and
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Forbes Road CTC
607 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146-1550
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and
provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Assistant Director, Title IX Coordinator or Section 504
Coordinator at 607 Beatty Road, Monroeville, PA 15146 or 412-373-8100.
Great Idea Grants
awarded to Forbes Road CTC
The Spring round of The Consortium for Public Education’s Great Idea Grants resulted in the following grants being awarded.
The All Year Greenhouse grant received $3800 to create an all year growing environment in our current greenhouse. This will allow Forbes to
engage parents and the community along with educating students in multiple trades. Landscape Design students will continue to use the greenhouse
to grow plants and vegetables, HVAC and Electrical program students will install and maintain the new heating system in the greenhouse, Culinary
will use vegetables and herbs to enhance their culinary skills, and Biology classes will experiment with the plants.
Living a Dream is a community service project between The Children’s Institute and Forbes. The goal for this grant is to allow special needs
students from the Institute to dream through the means of creating their own personal fantasy. The goal of this project is to give Forbes’ student
the opportunity to work with special needs individuals in the community, Cosmetology students will use theatrical makeup techniques to apply to
the participants, and Multimedia Design students will provide studio pictures, animation and video production for the Living a Dream grant.
Survey Monkey was written during the 2013-2014 school year with an emphasis on collection of placement data of graduating seniors. An annual
report is compiled by the Placement Coordinator, which enables us to find what post-secondary endeavors our graduates are engaged in. This data
collected through Survey Monkey is invaluable in helping to further shape curriculum and prepare our current students for what they will encounter
in entry-level positions upon graduation.
5K Run/Walk grant supported the race by providing a minimal registration fee for Forbes’ student who participated in the activities. The 5K Run
Walk Event was a fun, healthy positive event for students, staff and the community. Many of our technical programs helped prepare for the event.
Students worked on advertising, metals, trophies, emergency services, children’s’ area, databases and food for the event.