News about Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Penn College Names Vice President for Workforce Development

Shannon M. Munro

A woman with more than 20 years’ experience in workforce-development leadership has been appointed vice president for workforce development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Shannon M. Munro, who had served as executive director for workforce development and continuing education at the college since 2012, succeeds Tracy L. Brundage, who is leaving to become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keystone College.

Munro’s appointment was approved Thursday by the Penn College Board of Directors. As vice president, she will oversee all workforce-training and consulting offerings and operations at the college. She will also serve on President’s Council.

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Ten More Complete ShaleNET Roustabout Training

Celebrating their completion of short-term roustabout training are (from left) Weston A. Bushyeager, Coleman R. Wolfe, Nur Hafid Mohadi, Zachary D. Nowicki, Garrett P. Zola, Brendan M. Carothers, Brad S. Fuller, Keith P. Bates, Matthew Diaz and George A. Rippel.

Ten young men in the latest natural gas roustabout class successfully completed training this month through ShaleNET’s Eastern Hub at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“The group was composed of college students who completed our short-term training to gain industry credentials as well as practical experience,” said Diane H. Bubb, a career counselor with Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College. “The training was scheduled to allow the students to enroll following the completion of their spring semesters. We are very proud of those who completed this class.”

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WDCE’s Mechatronics Training Program Reaches Milestone

Mechatronics Apprenticeship Training offered by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology celebrated the conclusion of its first year of programming in May.

Designed to meet Pennsylvania Department of Labor requirements for competency-based classroom instruction, the training incorporates several features that make the program truly cutting-edge.

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Penn College to Offer Computer Courses for Beginners

Adults who want to learn more about using today’s technology may enroll in introductory courses to be taught in July at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus.

The classes, offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, require little or no previous computer knowledge.

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Practical Nursing Information Sessions to Be Held

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

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach Practical Nursing Program, located in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in the former music room of the school district’s administration building.

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Six-Hour Noncredit Course Aims to Enhance Sales Skills

Businesspeople who desire to build their client relationship competence could benefit from a two-day noncredit course scheduled on successive Wednesdays in June by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Courses to Enhance Supervisory Skills of Front-Line Leaders

A pair of multi-session programs, to be offered by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, are designed to develop supervisory skills.

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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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