Last Updated: 7/15/2019 5:10 PM

The main purpose of an occupational advisory committee (OAC) is to strengthen the career and technical education program by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology.

Advisory committees are a vital link between the career and technical education program, business and industry, and post-secondary education.  In addition to state requirements to establish advisory committees, career, and technical administrators, teachers and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues.  Advisory committees assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program to the community and increase public awareness of the program.  Committee members representing business, industry, labor, post-secondary education, and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs.  The OAC provides a viewpoint, which is invaluable to the career and technical education program.  

OAC members for Carpentry are:


Larry Breault –BCTHS Instructional Facilitator

Abe Brooks – Owner, Kango Roofing

Francis Clark – Repairman, Exterior Specialties of PA, BCTHS Alumni

Kenneth Daubert – BCTHS Teacher

Ryan Devine – BCTHS Teacher

Paul Elrath – Owner, Elrath Construction

Garret Fein – Carpenter, Clifton Homes, BCTHS Alumni

Erik Fickner – Facilities, Penn Community Bank

John Goodwin – Estimator, J.E. Shultz Custom Mill Shop

T.J. Hahn – Carpenter, Kline Contracting

William Harris – Berkley Construction

John Helstrom – Owner, JH Construction

Gary Hitch – Exterior Specialties of PA, BCTHS Alumni

Ron James – Project Manager, National Maintenance

James J. Kelly III, Remodeling Contractor

Robert Kelly – Project Manager, J.J. White Inc.

Ron Martino – BCTHS School-to-Career Coordinator

Karen McKinley - BCTHS Teacher

Mike McKinley – McKinley Siding

Jay Saxton – Sales, CBM Building Supplies

Dave Sine – BCTHS Guidance Counselor

Ted Vingless – General Manager, Kanga Roof

Kevin Wombacher – Ameresco