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Electrical Alumnus Shares Real-World Experience With Students

Christopher Bashore, left, and John Eckert talk with students John Eckert, alumnus of Penn College predecessor Visual aids add to student's-eye view of working in the motor-repair field A 1978 electrical technology graduate of Penn College’s predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College, returned to campus this week to speak with students about his decades-long career in the field. John Eckert, a 30-year employee of Reading Electric in Berks County, spoke Wednesday to electrical majors in two classes including assistant professor Ken C. Kuhns’ electrical machinery analysis course. Eckert and co-worker Christopher Bashore provided an overview of the electrical motor-repair business and discussed testing and maintenance of direct-current motors. They also were at Penn College on Tuesday afternoon to discuss internships and other employment opportunities for students at the 52-year-old Pennsylvania company.

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