For those looking to sharpen their computer skills while learning something new, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering several easy-to-learn computer courses.
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Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr., a retired Williamsport orthodontist whose philanthropic contributions benefit students in Penn College’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the age of 85. Welch and his wife, Mary, are among those enshrined on the college’s Donor Wall as members of the Millionaire’s Society. Their generosity is also reflected in the hangar at the Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville, the diesel lab at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood and a scholarship fund for diesel technology students – all of which bear the Welch family’s name. A full obituary can be found on the website of the Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering the first of four modules in its Team Leader/Supervisor Program beginning Sept. 11.
The research-based, instructor-led program is anchored around 32 competencies identified in industry clusters across the commonwealth, and is appropriate for current or prospective first-line supervisors and team leaders.
The American Design Drafting Association recently recertified Pennsylvania College of Technology’s engineering CAD technology major.
The associate-degree major prepares students for mechanical and engineering drafting positions in manufacturing- and engineering-based industries using advanced 2-D and 3-D CAD applications. Graduates also can continue their education in the college’s engineering design technology baccalaureate major.
“This recertification by the ADDA is an important credential for our program, and we are proud that we have maintained it since 1997,” said Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of engineering design technology. “The ADDA stamp of approval helps ensure our program is the best it can be for students.”
As chair of the Little League International Board of Directors, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour helped make the 68th annual Little League Baseball World Series one to remember. While tending to Welcome Weekend and other fall startup activities back on campus, the president navigated a cyclonic Little League schedule that began with a campus picnic for the 16 participating teams and ended with Sunday’s championship between Seoul, South Korea, and Chicago. Among her official duties during this 75th-anniversary year for LLB were the enshrinement of retired major leaguer (and Lycoming County favorite son) Mike Mussina and the annual Challenger Division exhibition game. Adding to the college’s visibility were students from the School of Health Sciences, who provided medical care for players and coaches as well as outreach to the thousands of fans on hand for the Series.
The names of Summer 2014 graduates have been released by the Pennsylvania College of Technology Registrar’s Office.
A student faced with leaving school remains, thanks in large part to an academic mentor who went the extra mile to seek help from other staff. Academic mentors are Penn College employees who volunteer to meet regularly with students who seek guidance and moral support. Read the full story in the Fall 2014 One College Avenue.
PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.
Blue skies and blue shirts will greet new students and their families as they arrive at Penn College for Welcome Weekend on Saturday, helping demystify the wheres, whys and hows of transitioning into campus life. From housing check-in to Monday’s start of classes, the college community stands ready to lend support – including Resident Assistants and Residence Life staff who gathered for a photo outside the Student & Administrative Services Center this week.
Penn College’s 100th birthday has brought with it events for the entire community: From colloquia to concerts and car shows, a photo essay in the Fall 2014 One College Avenue relives the Centennial celebration … so far. Visit the full photo essay.
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 →
A documentary crew from the Ukraine visited Penn College’s Energy Technology Education Center on July 29 to explore how training is provided for natural gas industry jobs. The documentary will explore shale development in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The American Embassy in Kiev provided a grant to one of Ukraine’s leading documentary producers, Ihor Chayka, to make a film on the U.S. experience with shale gas production. The documentary will be broadcast by a leading independent channel, ZIK TV, based in Lviv, Ukraine.
Photos by Greg Franklin
Newswatch 16 reporter Kristina Papa visited Penn College on Thursday, enhancing her story about back-to-school shopping. In an interview taped outside the Student & Administrative Services Center, recruitment director Joseph J. Balduino advised incoming students and families how to determine what to bring (along with some equally practical tips on what NOT to pack) when transitioning to a new campus “home.”
Pennsylvania College of Technology at Wellsboro, located in Wellsboro Area Senior High School, will offer several computer classes this fall.
The 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 station.
Two noncredit courses of interest to those wishing to become naturalized United States citizens will be offered during the fall semester by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Adults 55 and older who want to learn more about using computers for fun may enroll in courses being offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus in Williamsport.
The easy beginners’ classes, offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, require no previous computer knowledge.