Berks Technical Institute Honored with Excellence in Student Services Award by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
(RESTON, VA) September 30, 2022 — Berks Technical Institute (BTI) in Wyomissing, PA was recently honored with the Excellence in Student Services award by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) during the organization’s annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Reston, VA. BTI received the Excellence in Student Services award in recognition of the comprehensive nature of its student services program and the significant and positive contributions it makes to its students’ educational experience. BTI is part of Ancora Education network of post-secondary schools, a leading workforce solutions provider.
“Connecting face-to-face, in person, has helped our students know they have a safe place to belong, grow and find success. Change has also helped. A change of buildings…a change of programs…a change of culture. We have helped them embrace the change, and break the cycles of the barriers of their lives, and get on their new professional and personal career path for themselves,” said Johanna Wong Slusser, Director of Education and Career Services of BTI. “We continue to strive to create a culture where student services are everyone’s business. Every single employee is supporting our students’ success. We circle the wagon and help them move forward. Every student is told at Orientation, ‘Lean. On. Us. Every single person at BTI cares about your success.’ ”
A Roadmap to Success
BTI was honored for the comprehensive nature of its Student Services program and the significant and positive contributions it makes to a student’s educational experience. BTI’s program was also recognized for its support of the school’s mission and enhancement of student achievement outcomes.
Recognizing the many distractions and commitments their students face outside the classroom, BTI’s student services program re-focused its approach to improve the student experience, create community connection, and meet students’ emotional, physical, and social needs to help them accomplish their educational goals. BTI now offers large-scale campus services from Lunch and Learns to Student Service Fairs, Mid-Term Reminder Messages, Guest Speakers, Career Closet access and more. Students also now receive personalized advising, tutoring services. and coaching about community resources.
Since executing its new Student Services Program, BTI has seen an increase in student retention and a reduction in dropout rates.
About Berks Technical Institute
Berks Technical Institute, conveniently located in Wyomissing, PA, offers nine training programs in Business, Healthcare, Information Technology, Dental Assisting, and Skilled Trades. Students receive hands-on learning experiences in smaller class settings and additional support beyond program completion. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Graduates have access to externships (depending on program) and career assistance, which includes guidance from our Career Services team, resume updates, workshops, and more. Learn more at www.berks.edu.