• Women in CTE

    The Carl D. Perkins Department at CCAC is committed to investing in gender equity in Career and Technical Education. Through the Women in CTE Series, Perkins would like to celebrate women from CCAC who are exemplary of the possibilities that Career and Technical Education programs can provide. Take a look at a few profiles of our CCAC Women in CTE below.

  • Chantelle Bellavance

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    Chantelle Bellavance is a CCAC student currently working in Asset Integration at Crown Castle, a telecommunications company based out of Cannonsburg, PA.  She completed her Associate's degree in Math and Sciences in May 2017, and she will be graduating with her certificate in Computer Aided Design (CAD) in December 2017. Afterwards, she will be continuing on with her Bachelor's studies through Arizona State University's online degree program. Read how Chantelle has persevered to graduation and a career.
  • Patricia Thompson

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    Patricia Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Mechatronics at CCAC's West Hill Center in Oakdale, PA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University and her Master's in Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in the field as a quality and process engineer and taught electro-mechanical courses at a community college in Tennessee. Here is how Professor Thompson's experience in industry and education come together at CCAC.
  • RyKai Wright

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    RyKai Wright graduated with honors from CCAC in spring 2017 with two Associate degrees in Engineering Technology - Mechanical and Mathematics and Science. She is currently the STEAM and Volunteer Coordinator at the Best of the Batch Foundation located in Homestead, PA. Here's how RyKai forged her own path towards graduation.