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Educators Attend Career-Readiness Conference at Penn College

Teachers, counselors and secondary school administrators attend a session in the Thompson Professional Development Center Outreach for K-12 and the Penn College Admissions Office hosted the College and Career Readiness Conference on Wednesday for 71 teachers, counselors and secondary school administrators. Formally known as Educator and Counselor Day, the conference included school tours provided by deans and matriculation and retention specialists, roundtable discussions on topics about the college and educational resources, and a Hot Careers Topic session focused on green careers. During that session, Tom Speicher, video production developer, previewed the upcoming Green Careers episodes of the “degrees that work.” television series; Wayne Gebhart, assistant professor of electrical technologies/occupations, talked about the college’s renewable energy major and solar-panel project; and Shawna Turner, a sales and marketing representative from K.C. Larson Inc., discussed industry opportunities and educational needs. Participants chose the tours or roundtables in which they participated, and those that did not travel to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center or Lumley Aviation Center attended the Hot Careers Topic. Lunch was provided in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant and Act 48 continuing-education credits were awarded. Funds for the event were provided under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, Title II Tech Prep Education and by Penn College.
Photo by Jeannette F. Carter, director of Outreach for K-12

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