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Career Institute of Technology dubbed "Pride of Forks"

Forks Township business honored by Easton Area Chamber of Commerce as 2012 annual award recipient.

And the envelope please...

The winner of this year's Pride of Forks award is...

The Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, part of the , honored outstanding local businesses at its annual dinner and awards ceremony Thursday night at the Vintage Restaurant at The Club at Morgan Hill in Easton.

Other award winners included the Easton Coach Co., Easton Farmers Market, Kressler, Wolff & Miller, Martin Guitar Co., and Posey Peddler Floral.

The chamber celebrates its achievements and events throughout the past year. Awards are presented in various categories of businesses in the Easton area community, which includes Easton, Palmer and Forks townships, Nazareth, the Slate Belt and beyond.

The Award is presented to a Forks Township organization or business that endlessly demonstrates passion, commitment, and dedication to the Forks community through specialized opportunities and programs.

The Career Institute of Technology (CIT) is the regional career and technical high school serving the Easton, Wilson, Nazareth, Bangor and Pen Argyl Area school districts.

Organized in 1965 as the vocational-technical school, CIT built and moved into its current facility in Forks Township in 1969. The facility is centrally accessible from the five school districts.

CIT's mission is to provide career and technical education in a safe and active environment. The focus at CIT today is to prepare students with the necessary technical, academic and professional or soft skills to be successful in our changing world.

Most students have many opportunities to apply their knowledge with actual work experiences.

Adult education is another important department at CIT.

Adult students can learn new skills or upgrade current employment skills. Many former CIT students are working in the community as technicians, trades people, managers and small business owners.

In addition, many local business owners look to hire CIT students to help their businesses grow and prosper.

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