Last updated August 25, 2016 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, General Information | Leave a comment
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Le Jeune Chef Restaurant Receives Wine Spectator Award
Wine Spectator magazine recently released its 2016 Restaurant Guide, again naming Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant among the “Award of Excellence” recipients.
The world’s best wine lists are featured in the annual guide, which presents the winners in the magazine’s Restaurant Awards program. Hailing from all 50 states and more than 70 countries and territories, the establishments that made the list put wine front and center, alongside creative menus and attentive, knowledgeable service, according to the magazine.
Wine Spectator grants its Restaurant Awards at three levels. The Award of Excellence, received by Le Jeune Chef, is given to lists that feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
Restoration Student Bridges Art, Automobiles in Dream Career
A mechanic, pinstriper and sign painter, Anthony D. DiLiberto is merging his twin passions of cars and art as a first-year student in Penn College’s automotive restoration technology major. The young man with old-school dedication to his craft is featured in a YouTube video filmed before he graduated from New Milford High School in New Jersey. “Going to school and learning different aspects of restoration, meeting people and making connections is something I’m really looking forward to,” he says in the video, part of eGarage’s “Stories in Motion” series. “There’s a lot that goes into it. There’s a science, there’s a right and a wrong. I’m a firm believer in ‘You’ve got to know the rules to break the rules.’ You really have to put in the time … evaluate yourself and be honest with yourself … and know that, what you’re doing, you’re proud of.”
Last updated August 24, 2016 | Posted in Collision Repair & Restoration, General Information, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | 2 Comments
Short-Term Roustabout Training Scheduled at Penn College
Openings remain for a 15-day Ready-to-Work Field Service Worker and Roustabout Training program offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The short-term, full-time training – which runs Sept. 7-27 – prepares participants to work in the following industry sectors: energy, construction, warehousing/logistics and manufacturing. Students experience classroom and hands-on learning from instructors with real-world work experience.
Last updated August 24, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Marcellus Shale, ShaleNET, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Local Firm’s Anniversary Celebration Includes Scholarship Fund
The intertwined histories of an employee-owned architectural engineering survey firm and a national leader in applied technology education have resulted in a new scholarship fund in honor of a company co-founder.
In the midst of marking its 30th anniversary, Larson Design Group recently announced that it has begun fundraising for the Ken Larson Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Last updated August 23, 2016 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Electrical, General Information, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
President Maps Direction for Institutional Success, Cooperative Commitment
Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour opened the Fall 2016 semester Thursday morning with an all-college message to faculty and staff, enumerating their collaborative progress in attracting the students who are key to the institution’s sustainability. “I know that, together, we will continue to develop a strategic approach to recruitment – an approach that will seek new ways to respond to our challenges, an approach that will highlight the value and distinction of a Penn College degree, and an approach that will be successful because of the contributions of every single one of us.,” she said.
Last updated August 11, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, President | Leave a comment
QuickBooks Accounting Software Classes to Be Offered at College
Learn to run your business better when Pennsylvania College of Technology offers two levels of QuickBooks accounting software classes this fall.
Last updated August 8, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
College Magazine Gets New Name, Redesign
The Fall 2016 issue of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s magazine features a redesign and name change.
The magazine, known since its inception in 1991 as One College Avenue, becomes Penn College Magazine to reflect the college’s trademarked nickname. The publication’s contents receive a design update/refreshing.
Last updated August 5, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
Education Secretary Impressed by Visit to Penn College
State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera visited main campus on Thursday, touring the Dunham Children’s Learning Center and Penn College’s welding labs before joining area education luminaries for a panel discussion about “Schools That Teach.” The former superintendent of the School District of Lancaster later tweeted his favorable review of his afternoon: “Great visit @PennCollege. Engaging & dedicated faculty and staff. Smiling faces & creative projects. Impressive!”
Last updated August 4, 2016 | Posted in Early Childhood Education, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Welding | Leave a comment
College Offers Photoshop Classes in Convenient Menu Options
Beginning this fall, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer Photoshop classes – à la carte-style.
Photoshop à la carte comprises five hands-on, instructor-led training sessions, each addressing an essential skill needed to master the popular software. Select only the subjects you would like to learn, or enroll in all five classes for a bundled discount. Photoshop à la carte means lower prices and shorter class times to better fit your schedule and budget.
Last updated August 1, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Penn College Adds Financial Counseling, Computerized Accounting
In Fall 2016, Pennsylvania College of Technology will add to its business offerings a minor in financial counseling. Additionally, updates to coursework in accounting majors will prepare graduates to use and build secure accounting information systems for their future employers.
The changes continue the college’s trademark responsiveness to community and industry needs.
The financial counseling minor gives students the background to help clients improve their financial well-being. They’ll be equipped to educate clients about sound financial principles and guide them to overcoming debt, improving money management, developing financial goals and strategies, and working through financial challenges.
Last updated July 29, 2016 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, General Information, Students | Leave a comment
College Schedules ‘Mastering Your Advanced Digital Camera’ Course
Discover your creative side and learn from an industry professional how to take stunning digital photographs when Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a three-week digital photography course in September.
The class, taught by Wayne Palmer, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 8-22 in the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. The cost is $199.
Last updated July 26, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
No Escape From Heat … but No Shortage of Summer Fun, Either
Mother Nature turned up the temperature for the seventh and final week of Camp ESCAPE, Penn College’s summer getaway that has featured a mix of indoor/outdoor fun along with field trips and other activities for the past two months. On Monday, with 90-degree readings and humidity to match, the youngsters made s’mores in foil-lined “ovens” crafted from pizza boxes. “We played a quick game of large sand volleyball while they cooked,” said Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports/campus recreation (who also provided the photos). “Which, needless to say, didn’t take too long!”
Last updated July 25, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
CAC Presents Season of ‘Lights, Laughter and Legends’
Just when you thought the lineup at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport couldn’t get any better, the 2016-17 season is announced and thrills abound! As usual, there is something for everyone – from the very young to the young at heart – and it is all bigger, brighter, funnier and even more mesmerizing than ever.
Last updated July 20, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
Senator Gets Firsthand Look at Manufacturing’s Strength
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, featured in Penn College’s award-winning “Working Class” documentary, toured the main campus plastics labs during a visit to Lycoming County on Wednesday. The Democratic senator, whose father, former Gov. Robert P. Casey, signed the legislation that created the college in 1989, got a close-up affirmation of applied technology’s pre-eminence in the 21st-century workforce. Industry-standard equipment, strong job placement and impressive starting salaries are among the program’s hallmarks, and collaborative relationships through the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center allow students to resolve real-world challenges on up-to-the-minute machinery. Taking part in the tour of the injection molding and polymer testing labs were college President Davie Jane Gilmour; Tom Gregory, associate vice president for instruction; Shannon M. Munro, executive director of Workforce Development & Continuing Education; Kirk M. Cantor, professor of plastics technology; Timothy E. Weston, associate professor of plastics technology; and Bradley M. Webb, assistant dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies. They were joined by plastics and polymer engineering technology students – and PIRC research assistants – Abdulaziz S. Alomani and Omar A. Aljallal, of Saudi Arabia; Noah M. Martin, of South Williamsport; Logan A. Tate, of Williamsport; and Wilson R. Michael, of Hughesville.
Last updated July 20, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer, Students, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Keystone STARS Funding Supports Early Childhood Facility
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Robert & Maureen Dunham Children’s Learning Center received a Keystone STARS Merit Award and a Keystone STARS Education and Retention Award totaling $37,452 for 2015-16.
Funds from the grants are used for equipment and supplies, professional development for Children’s Learning Center staff, and the center’s accreditation costs.
The center used grant funds to purchase teaching materials and furnishings, including a sensory table, dramatic play props, and equipment to help develop motor skills, as well as materials for cognition, social studies, math, science, literacy, nutrition and music.
Last updated July 20, 2016 | Posted in Early Childhood Education, General Information, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment