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Every Day Is Manufacturing Day at Penn College

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, Penn College invited innovative companies Gilson Boards and Pneu-Dart to campus to interact with students, faculty and staff on Friday. The companies fit right in at the college, which features a number of manufacturing-related degrees and a new innovation leadership minor … although many potential students and their parents aren’t aware of the natural connection. “I think the perception of manufacturing still to a great length is that it’s dark, dirty, low-paying, expendable positions that you don’t need a lot of background, experience or training for,” says David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, in a video added to the college’s YouTube channel. “And that’s really just not accurate.”

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