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12 Schools Converge in College Labs for Skills Competition

The college hosts skills contests in plumbing ...
The college hosts skills contests in plumbing …
... commercial baking ...
… commercial baking …
... precision machining ...
… precision machining …
... and even nail care.
… and even nail care.

Penn College was the site for more than 30 skills competitions Friday as faculty joined representatives from business and industry to help facilitate and judge the SkillsUSA District 6 competitions. Competing were students from 12 high schools and career and technical schools. Students who placed first in their respective events will advance to the Pennsylvania State Leadership and Skills Championships, scheduled in Hershey in April. Following the competition, students enjoyed lunch and an awards ceremony on campus.

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Commemorating the Gene Haas Foundation’s $15,000 grant award to Penn College are, from left, Luke J. Davies, instructor, CNC machining/automation; John M. Good III, instructor, automation and computer integrated manufacturing; Bill Zimmerman, sales manager, Phillips Corp. (a Haas Factory Outlet); Kathy Looman, director of education, Gene Haas Foundation; Mark Schankweiler, vice president, inside service operations, Phillips Corp. (and a Penn College alumnus); Lindsay Cline, director of education and events, Phillips Commercial;  Ken Wawrzyniak, sales engineer, Phillips Commercial; Richard K. Hendricks Jr., instructor, machine tool technology/automated manufacturing; Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations, Penn College; Howard W. Troup, instructor, automated manufacturing/machine tool technology; and Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies. (Photo provided)
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