Senior Bulletin

Forbes Road CTC

Senior Bulletin

October 2013

Note from Mrs. TomleyHope you are having a great start to your school year!!    The junior/senior newsletter will come out several times throughout the year.  It will keep you informed of open houses and career fairs as well as scholarship opportunities!  Please feel free to see me or your home school counselor to talk about your post-secondary plans!

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT YOUR SCHOOL????  Please make sure you are keeping up with the happenings at your home school!  It can be hard when you are on two campuses!  Seniors especially should be aware of any deadlines or activities that are senior related!  Do you know when senior pictures are being taken, class ring orders are due, homecoming tickets go on sale, senior portfolios are due, exit interviews are being scheduled???  Keep yourself informed!!!

Career Fair:

Duquesne University College Fair (A.J. Palumbo Center) - Sunday, October 13th from 1:00-3:00.  There will be representatives from over 150 colleges and universities! 

Tours and Open Houses:

Art Institute of Pittsburgh- Virtual Open House.  Log onto the schools website to participate.  Wednesday, October 2nd- Fashion at 5:00pm and Media Arts at 6:00pm, Thursday, October 3rd- Culinary at 5:00pm and Design at 6:00pm. 

Rosedale Technical Institute- Shadow Day- Live a day in the life of a Rosedale student!  To schedule a day contact Sean Barrett at 412-855-9956 or

Cleveland Institute of Art- National Portfolio Day- Sunday, October 6 10:00am.  Learn more at   

Westmoreland County Community College- 2013 Open Houses and Information Sessions- hosted at the Youngwood campus.  Upcoming dates are October 8th and November 9th.  Register at

Culinary Institute of America (CIA) - New York- On campus tours and information sessions are scheduled for October 11th, November 15th and December 13th

Robert Morris University- Fall open Houses- Saturday, October 12 and November 9- 9:00am.  Visit house to register. 

Bidwell Training Center- BTC has programs in chemical laboratory technician, culinary, horticulture technology and medical records.  They have information sessions every Monday and Wednesday at 9:00am.  If you are interested in scheduling an appointment you can call 1-800-516-1800 x150.

John Hopkins University- Explore Hopkins Information Session- Event will be held at The Winchester Thurston School Campus in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 13th at 3:00pm.  Reservation required:  

IUP Culinary Tours- Visit IUP and attend a culinary buffet tour and learn about their food majors: Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Dietetics, Culinary and Hospitality Management and Culinary and Nutrition.  Register at  Dates are October 19th and 25th, November 9th and 15th and December 13th

Fashion Institute of Technology- New York, NY- Fall Open Houses Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th.  Reservations can be made at 

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing- Open House Saturday, October 26th.  To register call 412-232-7940. 

Power Systems Institute- Graduate from WCCC with a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology.  Information session will be held at WCCC on Saturday, October 26th from 10am-12:00pm.  For more information call 1-800-829-6801 or visit

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology- Fall Open House- Saturday, October 26 starting at 10:00am.  You do not need to register for this event. 

Pennsylvania College of Technology- Open House- Sunday, October 27th from 9:00-3:00.  Register online at

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing- Information Session- Saturday, November 16th at 9:00am.  To register call 412-578-5538. 

Apprenticeship Programs:

Union Carpenter Apprentice Program:  The Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Greater Pennsylvania is accepting applications for commercial carpenters at The Carpenter Training Center, 652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; Every Wednesday (8:00am-3:30pm) year round with classes starting in February, June and October.  Floor Coverer, Heavy Highway, Mill Cabinet, Millwright and Pile Driver applications are being accepted every Wednesday, November through March with classes starting in June.   



(Scholarships are listed as a convenience to students and families and are for informational purposes only.  Forbes Road is not directly affiliated with nor does it endorse listed opportunities.)

Some important notes about scholarships:

** Always keep up with what local scholarships are awarded through your home district and community!!!  The pool of applicants is always smaller when applying for local awards!

** When applying for schools be sure to also inquire about scholarship opportunities through the school itself.  That is the place where you can receive the most money!!

**Visit to search over $3 billion in scholarships!

Great American Cook-off- Open to high school seniors only with a recommendation from their teacher.  Competition dates are November 9th and 23rd.  Winners can receive scholarship money!  To enter or for more information call 412-809-5381. 

Newport Business Institute- NBI awards many scholarships valued up to half of the cost of tuition, including FBLA scholarships.  Deadlines begin February 28th.  For more information go to

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh- The Art Institute of Pittsburgh offers thousands of dollars a year to students!  Visit their website and go to the Financial Aid section to learn about scholarship opportunities in the program of your interest.  Deadlines vary so do not wait!  

Pittsburgh Technical Institute- Each year PTI supports high school seniors active in student organizations by awarding partial tuition scholarships.  This year they are awarding the following scholarships:  BPA, DECA, FBLA, FFCLA, FFA, HOSA, JROTC, TSA and SkillsUSA.  Deadline to apply is March 7, 2014.  

Wendy’s High School Heisman- Seniors who have at least a “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport can apply online.  Visit for more details.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Foundation Scholarships- You only need to complete one application in order to be eligible for several scholarships.  Application can be found at the schools website.  Deadline to apply is July 1st



Penn State Workforce Education and Development:

A unique college program for young people who complete career and technology programs in high school.  This program prepares them to teach the occupational subject that they studied before coming to Penn State.  WF ED graduates earn the Bachelor of Science degree and the Pennsylvania state certificate that allows them to teach technical subjects at public high schools and career and technology centers.  For more information log onto

Some online resources Resources to help smooth the transition to post-secondary schooling. Learn if your studies at Forbes will transfer to college credit! 

SAT/ACT: Any college bound (or possible college bound) student should be taking the SAT and/or ACT.  If you do not know your plans, you should be prepared for any direction you may go.

Testing is recommended for the following dates:

October, November, December:         College bound seniors for college admission

January, March, May:                         College bound juniors for college admissions



Test Date

Registration Deadline

October 5

September 6

November 2

October 3

December 7

November 8

January 25

December 27

March 8

February 7

May 3

April 4



October 26

September 27

December 14

November 8

February 8

January 10

April 12

March 7

June 14

May 9