Upper Bucks Technical School Names New Executive Director

There’s a new man in charge at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster.  John Sweda will suc­ceed Bernard Wagenseller, who had been the school’s top admin­is­tra­tor the last six years.

The school — which draws stu­dents from the Quakertown Community, Pennridge and Palisades school dis­tricts — recent­ly named John Sweda … Read more...

Career Technical Schools

Today’s Career and Technical Centers (CTCs) oper­ate as a school of choice designed for stu­dents who are seek­ing to enhance their edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram with a high­ly rel­e­vant career and tech­ni­cal expe­ri­ence con­nect­ed direct­ly to the real world of busi­ness and indus­try.  Over 400 busi­ness and indus­try advi­sors review and update Read more...

Bucks County Student Arts Expo

Experience the excep­tion­al tal­ents of our Bucks County Student Artists as they exhib­it and per­form.  Bring the fam­i­ly for a won­der­ful evening of arts and cul­ture in sup­port of these Bucks County pub­lic school stu­dents and the broad and diverse arts pro­grams offered in our dis­trict schools and career tech­ni­cal … Read more...

QCHS senior a Presidential Scholars semifinalist

Raymond Slifer, a senior at Quakertown Community High School and Upper Bucks County Technical School, has been named a Career and Technical Education semi­fi­nal­ist can­di­date in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

He is the only stu­dent in Pennsylvania to achieve the program’s CTE des­ig­na­tion and one of only 56 nation­wide.… Read more...

PA Dept. of Education Holds a Roundtable Discussion with the Bucks IU on Their PAsmart Grant

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was proud to host the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a round­table dis­cus­sion regard­ing their award to the Bucks IU of a PAsmart Advancing Grant.  This grant, for $412,656, is for the cre­ation of a Mobile Fab (Fabrication) … Read more...

State officials recognize Quakertown Presidential Scholar

Pennsylvania Department of Education Acting Secretary Noe Ortega vis­it­ed the Upper Bucks County Technical School June 2nd to rec­og­nize the “high accom­plish­ments” of Presidential Scholar Raymond Slifer and tout the impor­tance of career and tech­ni­cal education.

Raymond, a stu­dent at Quakertown Community High School and the UBCTS, is Pennsylvania’s Read more...

Bucks County Reading Olympics Pivots to a Virtual Format as it Celebrates 27 Years

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was delight­ed to bring back the Bucks County Reading Olympics for its 27th year. Held annu­al­ly in April, it had to be can­celled last year due to the sud­den imple­men­ta­tion of COVID restric­tions, how­ev­er this year every­one involved was deter­mined to hold … Read more...

Operation Prevention; Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Students

As most of us are aware, our coun­try is in the mid­dle of an opi­oid over­dose epi­dem­ic. In the wake of this epi­dem­ic, a new school code requires schools to pro­vide instruc­tion to stu­dents in grades 6–12 relat­ed to the pre­ven­tion of opi­oid abuse, begin­ning in the 2018–19 school year. … Read more...

Pennsbury Partners of the Year Honored

For the 21st con­sec­u­tive year, the Pennsbury Partners Program cel­e­brat­ed a Non-Profit Partner of the Year and a Business Partner of the Year.

Ordinarily, the Partners Program hosts a fes­tive, spring cel­e­bra­tion to pay trib­ute to the Partners of the Year, with 150+ com­mu­ni­ty part­ners, local elect­ed offi­cials, and staff … Read more...

Technical Skills, Leadership and Community Service-Upper Bucks County Technical School Selects Student of the Month

Raymond Slifer, a senior from Quakertown Community High School, has been named the Student of the Month for September at the Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS).  Raymond has been enrolled in the Machining Technologies pro­gram for the past three years. 

Raymond is a Cooperative Education stu­dent trainee employed … Read more...

Upper Bucks Tech School Tour Promotes Alternatives to College Life

Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie host­ed a cam­pus tour for an offi­cial from Gov. Tom Wolf’s admin­is­tra­tion, high­light­ing the val­ue of voca­tion­al education.

There’s nowhere else Dylan Augustin would rather be on a rainy Thursday morn­ing than scrunched inside the body of a clas­sic sports car, pow­er tools … Read more...

MBIT Teacher receives “Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year” award from the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that Multimedia Technology Teacher, James Davey, has been select­ed as the 2022 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year spon­sored by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education (PA-ACTE).

The PA-ACTE Teacher of the Year award rec­og­nizes inspi­ra­tional lead­ers that … Read more...