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Lebanon County Career and Technology Center is proud to partner with Visit Lebanon Valley
Lebanon, PA
05/02/2016 02:45 PM
Fireball Run is an eight-day, 2,000-mile, life-sized, trivia pursuit road rally competition. While taking the road less traveled, which happens to bring this year's contestants to Lebanon County in September, 40 driving teams race to locate America's most obscure places and discover historic artifacts. You can watch the fun live-streamed on the Fireball Run YouTube channel.
     In addition to the excitement of the competition, this event brings awareness to missing children; proceeds support the Child Rescue Network. Every driving team is assigned a child missing from their home of origin, and they distribute 1,000 missing child fliers along the way. Fireball Run is one of the largest groups aiding to recover America's missing children, and has helped in the recovery of 44 missing children.  
     This 10th anniversary of the Fireball Run promises to be an exciting time in the Lebanon Valley as there are many activities planned throughout the community to celebrate this historic event. In the meantime, there's much preparation, organization, promotion and work to be done.
     In addition to being one of the event's sponsors, LCCTC students and staff are honored to be able to work behind the scenes to help prepare for this event. Instructor Tom Giovarelli and his media communications students created the promotional video. They did a wonderful job - check it out at This video highlights all the Lebanon Valley has to offer. It's no wonder the producers decided to make a stop in our neighborhood!
     Wayne Hagy and the commercial art & design students are designing the logo for promotional pins; they are also creating and printing posters and banners that will been seen throughout the community.  During the event, our culinary arts and pastry arts students will have the privilege to work directly with participants, production crews, and sponsors. Thanks to the expertise and experience with banquet planning, our chefs, Robert Corle and Brian Peffley, will oversee and assist as LCCTC students prep and serve one of the meals. LCCTC's Hilltop Restaurant and Pastry Shop is a hidden gem in the community, open to the public for lunch from October to May. Call 273-8551 x 2113 for reservations.
     The Lebanon County Career and Technology Center is a state-of-the-art technical training facility with the mission of providing students with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to obtain employment, advance in careers, pursue postsecondary education and enrich their lives. Business Roundtable Vice President for Education and Workforce Dane Linn states, “Historically, CTE has been seen as the dumping ground for students who are not attending college (but) today’s CTE programs differ from their predecessor in at least three distinct ways: they help bridge the skills gap by focusing on skills instead of content alone; they provide exposure to careers at an earlier age; and they cover more fields than one would think - from STEM jobs, to finance, to architecture and manufacturing.”
     Known for offering 24 programs to county high school students, some people are surprised to learn that many LCCTC programs are open to adult learners as well. Registrations are currently being accepted for several of our fall courses. Non-traditional students are encouraged to call for more information. According to Autumn A. Arnett’s April 7, 2016, LinkedIn article, “Ninety-five percent of American CEOs believe their companies suffer from a skills shortage.” In addition to our traditional training programs, LCCTC also provides customized training packages to assist employers in meeting advanced training requests and/or providing skills gap training. LCCTC also offers both full- and part-time practical nursing program options. Register now for our July class & you could be trained and licensed in less than a year!  
     It is the LCCTC’s goal to provide high quality instruction that leads to in-demand jobs that will provide prospective employees with skills that are relevant to employers in our communities. We are committed to meeting the changing needs of the workforce and are proud to partner with community organizations to build a brighter future for the citizens of the Lebanon Valley.
Staci Stettler
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