College & career readiness
MontcoWorks NOW serves at-risk youth and young adults who reside in Montgomery County, are between the ages of 14-24, and are presented with a significant barrier to completing or advancing in education or obtaining employment.
MontcoWorks NOW provides comprehensive, year-round programs and services for eligible youth and young adults who are either in school, have left school without a diploma and are now motivated and re-engaged, or have graduated and are unemployed/underemployed.
MontcoWorks NOW Industry Insights series is funded by the Pennsylvania Business and Education Partnership (BEP) Grant. As a collaboration between the Montgomery County Workforce Board and Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, the Industry Insights series provides students, teachers, counselors, and parents with current business and non-profit perspectives from our local communities and guidance for career pathways into high priority occupations.
Businesses interested in being featured in this series should contact Hakim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
career & technical center partners
Central Montco Technical High School
Central Montco Technical High School is a campus of the Colonial, Norristown Area and Upper Merion Area School Districts. The school integrates state-of-the-art tools and equipment into a curriculum that focuses on high-tech and high-paying careers. Students have the opportunity to learn using a hands-on approach in an authentic setting. In addition, highly trained instructors employ teaching methods that allow students to progress at the rate best fitting their capabilities.
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology
EASTERN offers high-quality continuously evaluated and updated technical instruction, leadership opportunities and specialized services, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools.
Our programs respond to the needs of students and business and industry to provide an environment where students can make career decisions, acquire competitive skills and prepare themselves for success in higher education.
North Montco Technical Career Center
The North Montco Technical Career Center was formed as one of four area Vocational-Technical Schools in Montgomery County in 1964. The building was constructed on a 15-acre parcel of land along Sumneytown Pike in Towamencin Township. The school opened in 1967 and is jointly owned by the North Penn, Souderton Area, Wissahickon, Methacton and Perkiomen Valley School Districts.
Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center
The Mission of the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center is to prepare quality citizens for lifelong productivity in a challenging and changing world by forming innovative partnerships among family, school and community.
In addition to preparation for direct entry into the workforce, WMCTC students are prepared to enroll in college studies. Many two and four year institutions offer programs of study which complement the occupational and technical areas offered at WMCTC.
College and Career Readiness Leadership Council
Council membership is for district appointed professional staff who are leading efforts for Act 339 planning and developing programming for college and career readiness efforts at all grade levels. To learn more about the council contact Kendall Glouner-Zeamer at email@example.com.
For expanding collaborations, mentorships, and to discuss MontcoWorks NOW program, please contact:
Kendall Glouner-Zeamer began her career in education as a teacher in York County, Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Millersville and Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Temple University. Ms. Glouner-Zeamer has held the roles of assistant principal, principal and district level curriculum director in various districts. Currently, she is the Assistant Director for Program Development in the Office of Student Services and dedicates much of her time coordinating office-wide plans and projects to include professional development for staff at all levels for continuous improvement of services. Ms. Glouner-Zeamer also provides administrative leadership within the MCIU youth workforce development program, MontcoWorks NOW, and college and career readiness guidance for schools and districts in Montgomery County, PA.
Daniel was the inaugural Principal of the Chichester Alternative Program and assisted many students in earning their way back into regular education. From there, he became Principal of the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) where he served the staff and students for three years. While Principal at the WMCTC, Daniel helped to open the Welding and Advanced Manufacturing programs, while overseeing an increase in industry-approved certifications and co-operative education placements each year.
In his current role, he provides guidance and support in the area of college and career readiness and oversees the MontcoWorks NOW workforce development program for youth and young adults in Montgomery County.