PRESS PHOTOS BY CARLA JONESStudents demonstrate their talents, skills and work ethic in the annual open house at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, recently. ABOVE: James Manley, a middle school student, and his dad Marc Manley, of Macungie, attend the open house to explore the options LCTI has to offer.
Olivia Guldner, a student at Salisbury High School and a criminal justice major at LCTI, demonstrates the driving simulator at the school. The device helps students gain such skills as defensive driving, pursuing other vehicles and police chases.
Kurt Adam, director of career and technical education at LCTI, attends the open house. LCTI offers skills-based programs of study to students in the nine public school districts in Lehigh County including Allentown, Catasauqua, East Penn, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Parkland, Salisbury Township, Southern Lehigh and Whitehall-Coplay.
Students in the commercial baking program make cookies and chocolate covered pretzels to sell at the open house while the culinary arts students make Pennsylvania Dutch-style chicken pot pie for the open house. Money raised by the students helps fund school trips. Pictured are, back row, from left, Chef Bob Hudoka, of Quakertown, culinary arts instructor, Bryan Flores, of Whitehall, a culinary