Our Commitment to the Community
Part of the BTI experience is getting involved in the community. Whether you participate in a student-led organization or an externship offered through your program, you will be able to help the community as you gain your own educational experience.
There are many ways to get involved through Berks Technical Institute:
- Field Trips
- Student Clubs
Each of our programs focuses on how to get you involved. The students who take the time to get involved in the community learn how to transfer their skills and knowledge from the classroom into the workplace. Community outreach programs will teach you how to use what you have learned and give back to the community.
In addition, to our normal programs we also specialty programs such as English for Foreign Language (ELF) speakers and GED programs specifically geared to support the needs of our community and helping prepare students for the next level of study.
One of the biggest advantages to attending one of our programs at BTI is the opportunity to build relationships inside and outside the school walls. Part of learning how to become an engaged member of the community is getting out there into the community.
As you attend and participate in these various events and programs, you will get to know more people. Some will become lifelong friends and some will become great professional contacts when you enter your career field.
Over the last 30 years, BTI has spent a great deal of time and effort building these relationships. To date, we have over 480 professional relationships with local businesses and organizations.
Getting Involved in Your Program
In each of our programs, you will have opportunities to learn about and serve in the community. Employers often look for ways individuals participate in the community because it is a great indicator of what you can bring to the workplace.
For example, as a student in the Criminal Justice program, you will have many opportunities to get involved. In October, the Criminal Justice Club gets together to teach children and parents about child safety for Halloween and trick-or-treating. At Christmas, the club takes cookies to local police departments.
Like the Criminal Justice program, all of our programs have clubs that will allow students to build relationships, build their skills and help the community. Learn more about our student-organized clubs here.
If you would like more information about the types of community outreach programs and externship possibilities for your own program, call 866.481.9301 or schedule a visit today to talk to an Admissions Representative about your future.