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Career & Technical Education Department

Department Contacts

Career and Business Education

Nick Petraccione


Technical Education

Jennifer Gonyea


Family and Consumer Sciences

Frederick Powers


(518) 439-4921


The Career and Technology Education (CTE) Department at Bethlehem Central includes programs in business education, family and consumer science, technology education, and school-to-work. READ MORE ABOUT CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM INFORMATION »

Mission Statement

In our swiftly changing and increasingly technical world, it is vital that our citizens be technologically literate. If people in a society are knowledgeable about current technologies, we are more likely to make rational decisions about the use of technology. Students in our technology classes practice solving hands-on, real world problems using the informed design process. We use math and science knowledge in a practical manner throughout the design process.

While we strive to make all students aware of the importance of basic technological literacy, we also encourage them to consider careers in engineering and other technical fields. From the energy crisis to the crumbling state of infrastructure across our country, our society
continuously faces serious problems. Through our technology program, we will endeavor to show students what a tremendous positive impact engineers can have in the world as they work on finding solutions to these problems.


Career & Technical Education Links

Program Information

Career & Technical Education Department Faculty

State Standards & Assessment Information

Project Lead the Way (PTLW)

Family And Consumer Sciences Mission Statement 



Click on the links below to view teacher pages.

Ms. Bush

Mr. Connelly

Ms. Ludik

Ms. Henning