Caitlyn of Big Spring High School, William of Boiling Springs High School and Victoria of West Perry High School are all three graduates of the Criminal Justice Program at CPAVTS, Class of 2019.

They came in to visit their old classmates and instructor, Mr. Shannon, to talk to students about the direction each of them has taken, in the world of Criminal Justice, or other areas, since graduation.

Here is what each of them had to say:

Describe the company or industry in which you currently work.

“PetSmart as a part-time job, but I am going into the military.”- William

“I work at United Cerebral Palsy, I am a caregiver.”-Victoria


What is your job title and what do you do?

“Right now I am a cashier, I think that is pretty self-explanatory, but I don’t know where the military might end up taking me in a career.”-William

“As a caregiver, I currently care for a 30 year old with Autism.”-Victoria


What other employment have you had related to your program areas at CPAVTS?

“I worked for Hershey Security after high school for a brief period of time.”-William


What additional education and training did you receive after leaving CPAVTS?

“’I’m working on a Bachelors in Criminal Justice through Shippensburg University.”-Caitlyn

“I didn’t receive any additional training at this point, but going into the military, which will be considered additional training.”-William

“I’m attending Shippensburg University for Criminal Justice, I knew most info in the CJR 100 course I already took.” Victoria


How was Cumberland Perry different than your regular high school?

“Cumberland Perry actually got me prepared more for a career in an area I was specifically interested in pursuing.”-Caitlyn


“It was nothing like a regular high school, it is a different experience entirely.”- William

“Teacher/Student relationship was better, and I really felt prepared for my career.”- Victoria


What is your favorite CPAVTS memory?


“Safety Day- Criminal Justice plays a big part in that event, from the invites and organization, to the setup and running of things the day of the event. Especially with all the first responders and military guests that attend.”-William

“Graduation, I felt so accomplished and proud of myself for completing my program.”- Victoria