ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

 

DCTS Alumni show what can be done with big dreams, hard work and a great education!

 

The Alumni Spotlight highlights educational and career success stories of DCTS alumni.

Provide a picture and story about how your DCTS education contributed to your success. Alumni stories are used for our website, publications, and local news.

Alumni Spotlight

John Fisher, Automotive Technology, Class of 1981

John Fisher is the founder and owner of Unidec, an international electronics repair company specializing troubleshooting of high-speed automation equipment and development of software applications for manufacturing systems.

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Kelly Reid, Class of 2008, Applied Engineering Technology

Kelly Reid was enrolled in the DCTS Applied Engineering Program (AET) and graduated from Springfield High School in 2008. Kelly became interested in this field during high school and enjoyed science classes that were hands on - biology labs, chemistry labs, and the physics labs. “This program was great for me because it involved hands on activities,” she said, “I like to see how things work and know why they work that way.”

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Katharina Webster, Class of 2011, Medical Careers – Lankenau Medical Center

Katharina Webster is a nursing student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. When comparing colleges, Katharina found the Case University’s program unique in that it placed high value on intensive practical training – starting student clinical experience the second week of freshman year. She spends four hours a week on a MedSurg floor of Case's University Hospitals. She also spends nine hours per semester providing health education programs to local elementary school children. Katharina described her experience, “After only about a month of clinical, I have already given numerous bed baths, transferred patients, taken a couple of vital signs, and watched a CT scan. I have surprised myself in my level of confidence doing these things so early on into my program.”

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Jamesetta Heaty Giko, Health Occupations, Class of 2008

Some parents think if their child goes through technical school they will never make it to college but it is not the truth. Many of my friends and I attended DCTS and are successful.  My name is Jamesetta Giko, and I was referred to Delaware Technical School in 2006 by one of my upper classmates.  I attended in 2007 and was part of the Health Occupations class, taught by Mrs. Hopely, Dillon, and Kingston.  I graduated from the Health Occupations program and high school in 2008.  I earned my CNA but I never stopped there; I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) the fall of 2008 as a Nursing major. I changed my major my third semester to Nuclear Medicine because I wanted to go beyond the scientific community and help in the diagnosis of cancer. For the past three years I have been working as a CNA. I like it a lot because it helps me while I am home from college. I feel I have an advantage over other college students who don’t have a trade education because there is always a job opening for a Nurse Aide, which pays much higher than college jobs or work-study.  I will graduate in spring of 2013 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Thanks to Delaware Technical School, Mrs. Hopely, Kingston, and the late Mrs. Dillon who set a good foundation for me and everyone else in the Health Occupations program. I am happy that I am part of the Healthcare field.  This program has guided me throughout college, especially with my new major. 

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John Laganosky, Class of 2006, Electrical Construction Technology

John Laganosky is a Production Foreman and Safety Officer for the Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Company (PEECO), a company that has established worldwide leadership in the power generation and control industry. John graduated in 2006 from the DCTS Electrical Construction Technology program.  During his senior year, he participated in the Cooperative Education program where he began working for PEECO. “My first project was working with high voltage distribution cables. The CO-OP program really makes the difference. It gets you out into the world, offering so much more than you can learn in a classroom,” he explained.

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