LCTI program wins statewide award from PA-ACTE

PA-ACTE officials present the Program of the Year award to Veronica De Blois, center left, and Kristine Applegate, center right.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Emerging Health Professionals program was recently named Program of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Education.

The prestigious, statewide award was presented to Emerging Health Professionals program teachers Kristin Applegate and Veronica De Blois on Aug. 17 during the PA-ACTE Conference at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center. It’s given annually to an exemplary career and technical education program that has made a significant contribution to student growth and achievement or the advancement of school goals.

Made possible by a partnership of LCTI, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Penn State Lehigh Valley, Emerging Health Professionals is an intensive, dual-enrollment program for Lehigh County high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in the health care industry. Successful students complete the program with at least eight college credits, as well as exposure to a variety of health care careers through job shadows, hands-on training and clinical study. Program alumni have gone on to become nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and more.

Congratulations Ms. Applegate and Ms. DeBlois!

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