A full-size natural gas wellhead has been donated to ShaleNET U.S. and installed in an electronics and computer engineering technology classroom on Penn College’s main campus. A partnership of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and FMC Technologies resulted in Monday’s delivery to the college’s Center for Business & Workforce Development, where the equipment will be used by the ShaleNET U.S. regional hub in training for occupations in the oil and natural gas industry. Fully spruced up for instructional use, the wellhead arrived in five pieces: more than two tons of steel that, until recently, was at work in the field. After a requisite safety briefing, Penn College General Services and Allison Crane & Rigging assisted in the unloading, transport and assembly– a process that FMC’s John Amburgey called “big-boy Legos.” Watch PCToday for more on this most impressive and generous gift.
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High-performing individuals are often selected for leadership roles with little or no training in effectiveness. The Quick Start Leadership program, presented by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, assists those launching such careers and facilitates teamwork by presenting common approaches to issues that leaders may face.
Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center have entered into an agreement that awards up to 12 general education credits to graduates of the LPN program to continue their education.
The partnership, initiated by the WATCH Project, an income-based program that assists individuals interested in careers in nursing and EMS health professions, is administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit and funded through a federal Health Professions Opportunity Grant.
The Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold its annual Silent Auction on Thursday, March 27, to benefit a student-nurtured scholarship fund that spotlights community involvement and campus leadership.
The public is invited to attend the auction, to be held from noon to 5 p.m. in Penn’s Inn on the second floor of Penn College’s Bush Campus Center.
Supplementing their Spring Career Fair visits with additional opportunities to interact with students and alumni, a variety of potential employers will be on campus Tuesday through Thursday. Among those scheduled for information sessions (and, in some cases, interviews) are Solar Innovations, Republic Services, Aerotech, Unison Comfort Technologies, Hyatt, Trane and ISEC. For more details, including the academic majors of interest to the employers, consult the Career Services flier: Information Sessions
Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer several easy-to-learn Excel computer classes this spring through Penn College at Wellsboro, located in the Wellsboro Area School District Administration Building.
The noncredit classes are taught by qualified instructors at a comfortable pace for all levels of adult learners. They are held in a relaxed computer classroom environment, allowing students to learn, experiment and ask questions. Classes are hands-on, with one student per computer.
What is it like to live in a work of art? Experience the process of building and living in a home designed by one of America’s greatest architects in “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home,” an exhibition making its East Coast premiere at Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport.
An opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in The Gallery at Penn College, with the exhibition running through March 29. Also on Jan. 16, Jack Quinan, founder of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and a renowned architectural historian, will present a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the college’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Admission to the exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public.
2014 marks a milestone in the institution's rich history, from the inception of adult classes in the Williamsport Area School District in 1914, through its evolution into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College, and present-day Pennsylvania College of Technology. Read about the institution's history →
With the women’s softball season about to begin, six wrestlers headed for national championships and baseball and archery seasons under way, it is a busy time for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes.
Students from Montoursville Area High School, St. John Neumann Academy, Montgomery Area School District and homeschoolers from Tioga County convened at Penn College for a SMART Girls experience. During their stay Friday, they attended sessions in emergency management and additive manufacturing. SMART Girls – Science and Mathematics in Real-World Technologies for Girls – aims to keep young women interested in math and science by demonstrating how the subjects apply in interesting careers.
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Eight Pennsylvania College of Technology students enrolled in an advanced-level cake decorating course showed off their intricate artistry Thursday, displaying with deserved pride their “Destination Wedding” cakes. Following judging and an exhibition in the Thompson Professional Development Center, the cakes were moved to the college’s Madigan Library. Participating students are Samantha-Jo M. Bradley, of Middlebury Center; Ashley E. Gentzyel, of Lock Haven; Amy E. Lynn, of Bloomsburg; Katelyn E. Paulhamus, of Montoursville; Theodore J. Persing, of South Williamsport; Taylor Potter, of Towanda; Lynnette F. Stegmaier, of Muncy Valley; and Kristina M. Williams, of South Williamsport. All are baking and pastry arts majors, except for Gentzyel (technology management) and Stegmaier (professional baking).
Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus George E. Logue III – a successful entrepreneur, award-winning chef, Army combat veteran, philanthropist and community volunteer – was one of the honorees at Thursday’s 13th annual Education Celebration at The Genetti Hotel.
Presented by the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, the event focuses on the positives that result from cooperation between local school districts and business/industry.
A Pennsylvania College of Technology welding student is one of 20 nationwide recipients of a manufacturing scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
Brandon M. Platt, Blairsville, a junior seeking a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time students, meet a specified GPA and be enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study leading to a career in manufacturing.
Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students were among only eight selected internationally to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee.
Andrew L. Stamey, of Danville, and Marc T. Kaylor, of Lebanon, seniors in the college’s four-year aviation maintenance technology major, were recently awarded scholarships that provide a tuition waiver for manufacturing training schools and a stipend to offset expenses.
Penn State football coach James Franklin and other head coaches from the university will bring the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour to Pennsylvania College of Technology on Tuesday, May 20.
The lunchtime stop at Penn College will be one of 17 Coaches Caravan events planned in May. More details – including location and registration information for the event at Penn College – will be available soon.