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Hands-On Wiring Project Emblematic of Program’s Civic Connections

Checking out a fleet of vintage cars ...
Checking out a fleet of vintage cars …
... including an award-winning, student-restored 1970 Chevelle SS.
… including an award-winning, student-restored 1970 Chevelle SS.
The instructor lends a hand to a group supervised by YMCA Program DIrector Bryce Weaver (center).
The instructor lends a hand to a group supervised by YMCA Program DIrector Bryce Weaver (center).
Success and satisfaction
Success and satisfaction
Displaying a patriotic eagle, one of the student projects in the Auto Graphics course
Displaying a patriotic eagle, one of the student projects in the Auto Graphics course

Young men and women from the Williamsport YMCA’s F.I.R.S.T. (Fostering Individuality, Respect, Success and Teamwork) Program toured Penn College’s collision repair lab Wednesday as part of a five-week summer workshop series designed for community outreach. The once-weekly activities, sponsored by Lycoming United Way, are spearheaded by Katrina A. Sinclair, part-time member of the college’s history faculty. Automotive instructor Eric D. Pruden walked the group through the restoration, paint and collision repair labs before assigning them hands-on activities involving series and parallel circuits.