York Community High School

Department Websites

Programs and Services

Click on the following links for more information about our student run businesses at York!


LaBrigade Restaurant 
(Student Run Restaurant)

Little Dukes Preschool 
(Student Run Preschool for Community Children)


Technology Services Internship
(Technology support help desk for students)


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Student Leadership Organizations



Skills USA

National Technical Honors Society


Professional Organizations

Association for Career and Technical Education


National Technical Honors Society - 2017- 2018 Application Information

The 2017-2018 Application will be posted in October. Please check back then!
Please turn materials in to Mr. Ross in Industrial Technology or Mrs. Albert in FCS. 



The division of Career and Technical Education will challenge students of all ability levels to develop problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills through real world applications. Learning experiences complement and enhance understanding of core academic concepts and help students develop technical, personal, and professional skills needed for future success.

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Back Row L to R: Jim Borel, Joe Stolz, Ken Ross, Dan Calenberg, Ron Robak, Dave Lyons, John Billerman

Middle Row L to R: Elizabeth Birchler, Bill Barnum, Ashley McDonough, Kristen Bartholomew, Jill Heaton, Katie Diebold

Front Row L to R: Wendy Albert,  Laurie Foss, Sarah Marik, Jenna Callen, Lindsey Goldsmith 

Congratulations to the 2018 National Technical Honor Society inductees!

The following students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a breakfast on Thursday March 1st. NTHS honors the achievements of top students in Career and Technical Education, providing scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivating excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.


Congratulations 2018 Inductees!

Rubin Abraham
Catherine Ayers
Joseph Black
Brandon Burke
Alexander Ford
Gabrielle Franco
Joseph Gemini
August Hohman
Jack Horn
Abigail Kauck
Lauren Kriz
Jason Lewis
Isabel LoPiano
Ranen Maddi
Brian Morton
Linda Nguessan
Gabriella Palaci
Jacob Paulaskas
Christian Pinta
Patrick Resing
Will Salek
Shane Samuel
Brennan Sanders
Ryan Schaner
Kaitlin Templeman
Lauren Wojcik
Frank Ziccardi
Jacob Zych

Congratulations state DECA competitors!

Congratulations to Jason Kendra and Matt Anderson who came in second place in Team Financial Decision Making at the State DECA competition. Jason and Matt will advance to the national competition in Atlanta April 21-24. 

8th Grade presentations

The following presentation was shared with the 8th graders when elective teachers visited the schools during the month of January. 


York CTE Elective Presentation 2018


FCCLA Regional Competition Results

Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America regional competitions at College of Dupage on January 26th and February 2nd. FCCLA is a Career ...more

Career Internship and Invitation to Teach Program information

Students should discuss their desire to enroll in one of the courses listed below with their counselor during their registration meeting. This does not guarantee enrollment in the course. Students ...more

SkillsUSA Automotive Video

Learn more about  how the SkillsUSA program connects students to future career opportunities in the Automotive Industry.  Check out this video!

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Watch our video to learn more about CTE classes and opportunities!

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Video segments


Start - 4:23 Introduction to the 3 departments, course opportunities and career clusters.
4:23 - 7:29 See how our classes provides hands on learning opportunities.
7:29 - 10:02 Hear from some of our students about opportunities for real world learning.
10:02 - 13:14 Learn about some of the transferable skills that you'll build that apply to a variety of career fields and hear what some of our students are planning to major in.
13:14 - 15:16 Learn how our courses add value to your future (Ex: Earn college credit, Professional certifications).
15:16 - 20:07 Explore how core academic skills are reinforced through real world learning opportunities. Learn more about STEM and how to fulfill your Consumer Education graduation requirement.
20:07 - End Explore opportunities for extending learning leadership beyond the classroom through student organizations and National Technical Honors Society.


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Division Course Offerings

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education
Division Chair 
Wendy Albert
(630) 617-2408
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Laura Liace
(630) 617-2416
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Department Leader

Jim Borel
 (630) 617-2451
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Industrial Technology 
Department Leader

Ken Ross
(630) 617-2446
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Division Faculty

Albert, Wendy
Career Tech Ed Division Chair, La Brigade Restaurant walbert@elmhurst205.org
Barnum, William
Computer Science Teacher wbarnum@elmhurst205.org
Bartholomew, Kristen
Business Teacher kbartholomew@elmhurst205.org
Billerman, John
Business Teacher jbillerman@elmhurst205.org
Birchler, Elizabeth
Borel, Jim
Business Department Chair jborel@elmhurst205.org
Calenberg, Daniel
Industrial Tech Teacher dcalenberg@elmhurst205.org
Callen, Jenna
Conrad, Jill
Instructional Coach jillconrad@elmhurst205.org
Diebold, Katie
Instructional Coach kdiebold@elmhurst205.org
Foss, Laurie
Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher lfoss@elmhurst205.org
Goldsmith, Lindsey
Family and Consumer Science Teacher lgoldsmith@elmhurst205.org
Marik, Sarah
Family & Consumer Science Teacher smarik@elmhurst205.org
McDonough, Ashley
Family and Consumer Science Teacher amcdonough@elmhurst205.org
Robak, Ronald
Industrial Technology Teacher rrobak@elmhurst205.org
Ross, Ken
Industrial Tech. Dept. Leader: SkillsUSA Advisor kross@elmhurst205.org
Stolz III, Joseph
Graphic Communications Teacher jstolz@elmhurst205.org
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College and Career Readiness

Earn college credit and industry certifications while in high school!


College Credit Courses for 2017-2018

  • Business Management Honors = COD Management 1100
  • Invitation to Teach = COD Education 1100 and COD Education 1101
  • Food and Restaurant Management = COD Culinary 1120 Sanitation 
  • Principles of Physics Technology = COD Electronics 1110
  • Architectural Drafting/CAD Honors = COD Architecture 1211
  • Technical Drafting/CAD (year) = COD Manufacturing 1101
  • 2D Game Design = COD CIS 1211 (New in 2017-2018)
  • Personal Finance = COD BUSIN 1120 (Note - this class received dual credit from COD beginning in the 2017-2018 school year)



Foodservice Sanitation Manager Certification

ICAR Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

A+ Certification