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Welcome to the BAVTS Continuing Education Web Site!
A TIME TO CELEBRATE!
August 24, 1992 is a special date for Bethlehem AVTS. On that day, the Continuing Education Department was officially opened for business. In the early 1990’s, former school Director, Mr. Donald Foellner, had a vision of providing the same quality yet affordable technical training for adults as was offered to local high school students. Don placed his vision in the hands of Mrs. Elizabeth Kane, who employed an unfailing energy, creativity and determination to build what has become one of the most successful Career and Technical programs for adults in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Kane, or Liz as most of us know her, was a key player in a massive retraining effort launched when the Bethlehem Steel Corporation began its painful process of shutting down. Through the company’s Career Development program, thousands of former steel workers trained at Bethlehem AVTS to become HVAC Technicians, Carpenters, Electricians, Medical Assistants, Computer Technicians, Maintenance Technicians, and more. Thanks to the vision and hard work of Don and Liz and dozens of caring and dedicated teachers, many former steel workers found success in a new career.
August of 2013 will see us complete our 20th anniversary as a educational provider for adults in the Lehigh Valley region. In the last 20 years, we have helped nearly 30,000 adults achieve their occupational and personal training goals. We continue to have a full complement of mechanical, construction, cosmetology and health care training programs that are aligned with either industry, state and regional standards/certifications.
With our best regards and most sincere gratitude,
Sandra Klein, CPP, Supervisor, Continuing Education and Technology Departments
Jessica Smith, Internal Training Coordinator
Joanne Tott, Program Support Specialist, Evening Coordinator
BAVTS Instructional Staff
NOTE: We no longer supply textbooks. Students must obtain their own books. See the Textbook list here.