News about Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Noncredit Computer Courses Scheduled at Penn College

For those looking to sharpen their computer skills while learning something new, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering several stress-free computer courses this summer.

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Drone (Quadcopter) Technology Courses Scheduled at Penn College

As the number of drones in the U.S. continues to skyrocket, the Federal Aviation Administration has made their registration mandatory. Whether you are a hobbyist or a commercial flyer, Pennsylvania College of Technology can help you stay informed of FAA regulations.

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PlastiVan’s Visit Showcased in Industry Publications

Thermoforming Quarterly

February’s extended visit from the PlastiVan is featured in the latest issue of Thermoforming Quarterly, a Journal of the Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, a digital publishing specialist/photographer at Penn College – including a cover shot taken at the Feb. 16 Science Festival in the Field House – and a two-page article colorfully recap the hands-on peek at plastics careers: Thermoforming Quarterly

The PlastiVan is also featured in a piece by Eve Vitale, SPE Foundation director, published in Plastics Engineering.

Health Care Sessions Scheduled in Williamsport, Wellsboro

Several health care-related courses are scheduled for the coming months at Pennsylvania College of Technology and its Wellsboro campus.

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Business/Leadership Classes Offered This Season at Penn College

Three business and leadership-related classes, taught through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, are scheduled for the coming months.

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PIRC Partner Donates Plastics Processing Equipment to College

Covestro LLC donated a complete advanced co-extrusion sheet processing unit to Pennsylvania College of Technology, where faculty and students will receive on-site training from company experts.

A longtime proponent of STEM education in the United States is giving students at Pennsylvania College of Technology valuable hands-on experience through its donation of plastics processing equipment.

As part of its i3 Give corporate giving program, Covestro LLC has donated a complete advanced co-extrusion sheet processing unit to Penn College. Covestro will also provide faculty and students with expert on-site training – including demonstration tooling – to initiate the project.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to help Penn College elevate its curriculum in this tangible way,” noted Mark Matsco, director of application development for Covestro LLC. “Giving students access to this equipment not only enhances their skill set, but also helps us continue our mission to support improved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.”

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Variety of Microsoft Classes to Be Offered This Spring

Instruction in two Microsoft Office programs – OneNote and Excel – is among the many enrichment classes available through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Noncredit Business Classes Scheduled at Penn College

Five business-related classes, equally suitable for individual or group instruction, are offered this season at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Each of the three-hour noncredit courses, which are taught through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at the college, will be held in Room 312 of the college’s Klump Academic Center.

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Penn College Embraces the PlastiVan

The Society of Plastics Engineers’ PlastiVan program recently visited Penn College to educate area students about the wonders of plastics and the rich career opportunities in the field. Students enjoyed hands-on activities revealing the power of plastics and toured the college’s plastics labs. Sekisui SPI sponsored the PlastiVan’s visit at the college, which is featured in this YouTube video:

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WDCE Courses Designed to Improve Supervisors’ Performance

Two components of Front-Line Supervisor leadership training will be offered this spring through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Each course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two successive Wednesdays in Room 312 of the college’s Klump Academic Center.

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Penn College Staff to Present at ‘Business Growth Conference’

Pennsylvania College of Technology personnel are teaming up with MANTEC, a leading consultant to manufacturers in Southcentral Pennsylvania, for four sessions at next month’s fifth Business Growth Conference in Lancaster County.

The conference will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 30 at the Spooky Nook Sports complex, 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim.

Representatives of the college’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education office will each present two sessions of their respective mini-courses: Consultant Steve Quelet will offer an Industrial Arc Flash Safety Workshop from 9 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 to 3:30 p.m., and Thomas W. Fry, an industrial technology specialist, will present a Programmable Logic Controllers Workshop during those same time slots.

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Variety of Continuing Education Courses Coming to St. Marys

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology continues its outreach to northern Pennsylvania with a variety of courses this season.

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Adobe Software Classes Scheduled at Penn College

Instruction in two of Adobe Systems’ creative software programs will be offered this spring through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Penn College at Wellsboro Holds Practical Nursing Graduation

Fourteen students graduated Dec. 15 from the Practical Nursing Program at Penn College at Wellsboro. Front row (from left): Marie L. Andrews, Lori A. Laubenstein, Jami N. Andrews and Megan M. Legerlotz. Back row (from left): Sarah A. Blass, Kayre Piaquadio, Adrienne M. Foresman, Kathy Simmons, Emma L. McCleary, Haley A. Henry, Charlene Jones, Lori A. Cummings, Sheenah E. Pellicano and Melissa A. Lehman.

Fourteen students recently graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology North Campus Outreach Practical Nursing Program.

The ceremony was held Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Wellsboro Area School District Administration Building, followed by a reception for family and friends.

The students selected Natalie O. DeLeonardis, former coordinator of the North Campus Outreach Practical Nursing Program, as speaker for the ceremony.

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Penn College Course to Help Prepare Students for SATs

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning.

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