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05.17.2022

Video explores proven apprenticeship pathways for women

With more than 2 million manufacturing jobs projected to go unfilled by 2030 and women making up just 29% of the field’s workforce, it’s undeniable: There’s untapped potential in the world of manufacturing – especially for women. A new YouTube video lets employers and job-seekers alike discover the advantages of these game-changing apprenticeship programs and gives women a huge step toward higher-level positions in the nation’s fast-paced, technologically advanced manufacturing sector. “I don’t think a lot of women understand what manufacturing is,” says Shannon Bower, quality manager at First Quality Products. “I think they see it as that stereotypical laborer getting dirty working with their hands. But new manufacturing is definitely not that.” The 5½-minute video – produced, photographed and edited by Penn College’s Tom Speicher – premiered at Tuesday’s 2022 Penn College Apprenticeship Summit.

 

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05.05.2022

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host four information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career: May 18, June 9, June 23 and July 6, all at 6:30 p.m.  The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and will be connected to the Potter County Education Center via Zoom.

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04.05.2022

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host two information sessions in April. The first session will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, and the second at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, for those interested in nursing as a career. The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and livestreamed to the Potter County Education Council building, 5 Water St., Coudersport, for those interested in the Potter County cohort.

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04.05.2022

EMT course scheduled at four area sites for fall semester

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Aug. 15 and running through early December, will be offered at four locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The course meets the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended to prepare students for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level.

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02.21.2022

Practical nursing information session set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO – Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

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12.17.2021

Practical nursing information session added in Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Lauren M. Scheetz, coordinator of the program, will discuss admission requirements; application, tuition and financial aid processes; licensure; and job opportunities for graduates. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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12.16.2021

Clean Energy Center earns prestigious IREC accreditation for redesigned Home Energy Professional training suite

All four of the Home Energy Professional training programs developed and administered by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Clean Energy Center have been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, making it one of 12 centers in the nation – and the only center in Pennsylvania – to earn that distinction.

IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood confirmed that the center’s Home Energy Professional training programs for Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer, Crew Leader and Quality Control Inspector have been endorsed for a second time, extending accreditation through 2026.

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10.15.2021

Practical nursing information session set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

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09.14.2021

EMT course scheduled at three area sites for spring semester

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Jan. 10 and running through early May, will be offered at three locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The course meets the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended to prepare students for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level.

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08.10.2021

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt apprenticeship kicks off Oct. 4

A 64-hour Lean Six Sigma Green Belt apprenticeship program will be offered this fall through Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Participants will learn breakthrough process-improvement solutions using the Lean Six Sigma tool set and its five-phase DMAIC problem-solving methodology: define, measure, analyze, improve, control.

Comprising 16 half-day sessions (8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Thursday), the coursework runs Oct. 4-7, Nov. 1-4, Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

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General Information Workforce Development
08.04.2021

Practical nursing information session set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and will be livestreamed to the Potter County Education Council, 5 Water St., Coudersport, to allow attendance by students in that area.

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06.25.2021

QuickBooks accounting software classes offered at Penn College

Learn to run your business better with QuickBooks accounting software classes, two levels of which will be offered this fall at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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General Information Workforce Development
06.11.2021

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, and Thursday, Aug. 5, at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

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General Information Penn College at Wellsboro Workforce Development
04.19.2021

Five graduate from pre-apprenticeship program

Berger welcomes the crowd and explains the program's focus on "young people looking to explore a field, to begin a new career – in this case, advanced manufacturing."
Berger welcomes the crowd and explains the program’s focus on “young people looking to explore a field, to begin a new career – in this case, advanced manufacturing.”
Dickey – whose program helps young adults prepare for and succeed in education, training and employment – tells the cohort, "The skills you've learned are lifelong skills for any occupation."
Dickey – whose program helps young adults prepare for and succeed in education, training and
employment – tells the cohort, “The skills you’ve learned are lifelong skills for any occupation.”
Attendees were seated in Penn's Inn, appropriately spaced under pandemic protocols.
Attendees were seated in Penn’s Inn, appropriately spaced under pandemic protocols.
Sam Shea, human resources manager for PMF Industries Inc., was among the industry partners at Monday's event. PMF, which began by forming metal cocktail shakers in the 1960s, has grown into a premier manufacturer in such diverse fields as hospitality, aerospace and pharmaceuticals.
Sam Shea, human resources manager for PMF Industries Inc., was among the industry partners at Monday’s event. PMF, which began by forming metal cocktail shakers in the 1960s, has grown into a premier manufacturer in such diverse fields as hospitality, aerospace and pharmaceuticals.
Howard (right) gives a certificate (and a congratulatory elbow-bump) to Cormelison.
Howard (right) gives a certificate (and a congratulatory elbow-bump) to Cormelison.

Penn College’s Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program held a brief ceremony Monday morning, acknowledging the five graduates who successfully completed the 10-week training.

While the AMP program is generally geared toward students in high schools and career and technical centers, exposing them to potential livelihoods while they formulate their respective paths, the latest group featured young adults embarking on new adventures: Daquan Alford Jr., of Williamsport; Christopher Cormelison, of Hughesville; Racheal Pandolfell, of Berwick; Dylan Peters, of Mill Hall; and Ryan Yingling, of Lock Haven.

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04.16.2021

PPL supports training for front-line health care workers

Future health care professionals have access to a learning tool that simulates respiratory symptoms likely to be encountered in the field, thanks to a $2,500 sustaining grant from PPL Foundation to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The 2020 contribution enabled purchase of a lung sounds simulator, which mimics real-life scenarios essential to educating health care providers.

“PPL is pleased to partner with Penn College to help enhance training for current and aspiring health care professionals,” said Tracie L. Witter, regional affairs director.  “We appreciate the efforts of Penn College Workforce Development to help improve the skills of our community’s front-line workers.”

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