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Career Day Helps Visitors Ascertain Vocational Interests


Penn College faculty – many joined by their students – offered close to 50 hands-on workshops, demonstrations and tours to high schoolers who visited campus Friday for Career Day. The event is facilitated twice a year,  in October for students in grades 9-12 and in May for students in grades 7-9, by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office. It gives school districts the opportunity to bring groups of students to Penn College campuses to explore a wide variety of technical careers.

–Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue,
and Carol A. Lugg, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Natural Resources Management

Mary Wolf, government relations adviser for Anadarko, presents a session on natural gas drilling and her company’s role.
Mary Wolf, government relations adviser for Anadarko, presents a session on natural gas drilling and her company’s role.

Students from Bloomsburg Area High School take notes as a plastics and polymer engineering technology student talks about job and internship opportunities in the plastics field.
Students from Bloomsburg Area High School take notes as a plastics and polymer engineering technology student talks about job and internship opportunities in the plastics field.

Hospitality management student Patrick N. Goldy offers a look inside his tool kit.
Hospitality management student Patrick N. Goldy offers a look inside his tool kit.

Richard L. Druckenmiller, assistant professor of building construction technology, instructs visitors in shingle application.
Richard L. Druckenmiller, assistant professor of building construction technology, instructs visitors in shingle application.

A visitor learns textbook technique for drawing an eye during an “Art of Design” workshop by Thomas E. Ask, associate professor of HVAC technology and industrial and human factors design.
A visitor learns textbook technique for drawing an eye during an “Art of Design” workshop by Thomas E. Ask, associate professor of HVAC technology and industrial and human factors design.

Thomas E. Ask, associate professor of HVAC technology and industrial and human factors design, offers a helping hand.
Thomas E. Ask, associate professor of HVAC technology and industrial and human factors design, offers a helping hand.

Career Day visitors to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, and everywhere else on Penn College's campuses, learn by doing.
Career Day visitors to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, and everywhere else on Penn College’s campuses, learn by doing.

Justin Shelinski, lab assistant for horticulture, emphasizes the hands-on approach to gathering supplies for landscape construction.
Justin Shelinski, lab assistant for horticulture, emphasizes the hands-on approach to gathering supplies for landscape construction.

Horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. helps students with desktop design of their own landscape projects.
Horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. helps students with desktop design of their own landscape projects.

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