CPI News & Events

Whether you’re an alumnus, a member of the community, or a current student, you don’t want to miss out on the many exciting activities and events taking place at CPI!

Check back to this page frequently to review CPI news, upcoming events, and important updates.

CPI Students to Participate in National Wreaths Across America Day

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology students in groups such as FCCLA, National Technical Honor Society and SkillsUSA will be participating in a national service project on Dec. 16.

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Tours Help Recruit Students to CPIís Secondary Programs

A series of tours are held at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology to help recruit students into the school’s secondary programs.

On Dec. 6, CPI hosted more than 130 eighth- and ninth-grade students that allowed them to par    more >>>

CPI Receives Safe School Grant

A priority at CPI is relationship-building with students. So when the institute was approved for a Safe School grant, Vice President of Secondary Education MaryAnn Volders said it was the perfect opportunity to enhance programs using the school’s student resource officer.

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Marty Craine Aims to Make Carpentry Program his own

The week of Dec. 4 marked Marty Craine's fourth week as instructor of the Carpentry program at CPI, and he said he has a goal to form it into his own.

Craine, a Cambria County resident, said he wants to turn the program from a wood shop and cabin    more >>>

Yeagley Celebrated for 20 Years of Service to CPI, Scholarship Named in his Honor

Hank Yeagley is often known as Mr. CPI. After all, he served on Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology’s Joint Operating Committee for 20 years, and is credited with helping make the career technical school what it is today.

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Students Start Project for PA Farm Show

Just before Thanksgiving break, students in Horticulture and Landscaping Instructor Joe Luther’s class at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology began building a landscape and hardscape unit they plan to present at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January. more >>>

CPI Staff to Help Make Kidsí Holiday Brighter

The Early Childhood Education program hosts a campaign every year that allows faculty and staff at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology to make sure children served by the program get a nice holiday.

Attached to the Early Childhood classroom at CPI     more >>>

Automotive Technology Program Receives iPads to Help with Service Work

The Automotive Technology program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology has a few new devices to help make students’ work a little earlier.

Instructor Mike Sipe said that a purchase was made this year for about $900 for three iPads and prote    more >>>

Joe Luther is Recipient of Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award

For the second time, an instructor at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology has been the recipient of the Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award.

It first came in 2015 with Dental Assistant Instructor Mindi Tobias. This year, Horticulture and Landscaping    more >>>

Results in for pre-NOCTI Exams That Show Student Success

Pre-NOCTI exams were administered through October, and results showed that 93 percent of Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology students scored advanced or competent on the written part of the test.

NOCTI – Nation    more >>>

Sponsorship Options Available for Festival of Trees

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is again partnering with the Centre County United Way to host the Festival of Trees in December. It’s an annual event that helps support the United Way.

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Automotive Tech Program Cleared Through Halfway Mark of Four-Year Accreditation

The Automotive Technology program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is about halfway through an accreditation that sets the program apart from the rest. Last month, the program was given the thumbs up after a midway evaluation. more >>>

FFA at CPI Placed at National Competition

The FFA team at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology came back last month from the National FFA Competition in Indianapolis as one of the best teams in the country.

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CPI to Honor Veterans with Breakfast

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is hosting a breakfast Friday morning for CPI faculty, staff and students who are veterans of the armed forces. The annual event was started about three years ago. The event will be held 7:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in the conf    more >>>

CPI Students of the Month Named for October

October Students of the Month were announced Wednesday, and 24 were honored.

Vice President of Secondary Education MaryAnn Volders said students are nominated each month from October to April, by CPI instructors. A celebration will be held at t    more >>>

New AST Degree Programs Starting This Fall

CPI is offering Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) Degree Programs in Diesel (Case emphasis), Advanced Manufacturing, and Healthcare Management - starting in August. Stop by the Adult Education Office for more information. CPI degrees are - Affordable, Accessible, Accredited!    more >>>

MA Program Performance

Per accrediting guidelines, CPI is posting its 5 year Program Performance Report for the Medical Assistant Program. Please contact the Program Coordinator (Lois Bergamaschi) for more information.    more >>>

CPI Medical Assistant Program Re-Accredited

CPI's 11 month Medical Assistant Program received notification from The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) that it was re-accredited through the Fall of 2025.

 CAAHEP accreditation allows CPI's Medical Assistants to take their Certified Med    more >>>

Request for Proposals - Alternative Education Services

The Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, and Penns Valley Area School Districts are accepting proposals for Alternative Education Services.  All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the specifications supplied in the attached Request for Proposals (RFP). The dea    more >>>

ANNUAL PUBLIC NOTICE of NONDISCRIMINATION

The Central PA Institute of Science and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age    more >>>




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