• Community Service Projects

    Habitat for Humanity



    Student members of the MBIT Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) chapter and their instructors volunteered four hours of their time at the Habitat for Humanity Restore by moving and organizing merchandise as well as assisting customers.

    (L to R) - Mr. Randall McDowell, Electrical & Network Cabling Instructor and Advisor to the PBA chapter; Robert Croasdale, student in Electrical & Network Cabling; Daniel DeWald, student in Electrical & Network Cabling; Timothy Schonewolf, student in HVAC; Nyles Truelove, student in Building Trades Occupations; and Mr. Michael Sykes, Building Trades Occupations Instructor.

    Alex Maezes (junior, CB East) and Anthony Esposito (senior, WT) from Building Trades Occupations (BTO), built electrode-stub boxes for the Welding (WET) program at MBIT. This was a collaborative educational experience for Alex and Anthony. They drew an orthographic drawing by applying their knowledge of blueprints and ratios using the architectural scale. This drawing allowed them to examine the plan, make any changes to the original design, and complete a list of materials needed for the project. They used a variety of tools and materials including squares, power saws, routers, drills, auger bits, screws, lumber, and orbital sanders. This project provided the students to use prior knowledge and skills to connect with an authentic and real world situation as these boxes are used to recycle used materials generated from the welding operations in the Welding program. This complies with the Green Building initiatives of providing renewable products and materials.
    Save Kids Castle project


     Cub Scout Community Service

    The Building Trades program hosted Cub Scout Pack 318 for an evening of fun and work in the shop building birdhouses. The cub scouts were working on part of their required achievement "Sharing the World with Wildlife" project. This achievement is part of each scout's requirement to complete for their Bear Badge.
    Special thanks go out to several MBIT students who volunteered their time and lend their skills to work with the cub scouts- Ian Benson-Greenwald, J.J. Cataldi, Alec Hoxsey, and Chris Wenzel. Also helping out for the evening was Mr. Randy McDowell, Electrical & Network Cabling Instructor.