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Architectural Woodwork Institute to Convene at College

The Architectural Woodwork Institute will host a program of “graduate level” courses, clinics, seminars and workshops for professional architectural woodworkers during its Career and Technology Education Week from June 20-24 at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Sessions will take place at the college’s main campus in Williamsport and at the nearby Hermance Machine Co.

William F. Geyer, assistant professor of building construction technology at Penn College, said the event will attract woodworking finishers, project managers, estimators and other millwork specialists interested in enhancing their professional skills.

Geyer is vice chairman of the institute’s undergraduate division for lifelong learning, is a member of the institute’s Development Council and has served in a variety of AWI educational capacities over the past seven years.

Participants can choose from practical workshops including project management, estimating and quality management. Penn College faculty will offer specially tailored courses in computer drafting, and software vendors will exhibit their wares throughout the week.

Classes are combined with tours of AWI member industries in the region, including Lewis Lumber Products, Picture Rocks; Bentley and Collins Co., Muncy; Wheeland Lumber Co., Liberty; Wood-Mode Inc., Kreamer; and Northway Industries Inc., Middleburg.

Founded in 1953 and based in Potomac Falls, Va., the institute is a nonprofit trade association representing nearly 4,000 architectural woodworkers, suppliers and design professionals. Among its initiatives is the Adopt-a-Shop program, an outreach effort that assists members with regional career-development activities.

For more about Penn College’s School of Construction and Design Technologies, call (570) 327-4513, send e-mail or visit online .

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