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Seventh-Graders Add to Career Toolkit During Campus Visit


A middle-schooler feels the weight of a sledgehammer as Harry W. Hintz, instructor of construction technology, shows the group several tools of the concrete masonry trade, including …
A middle-schooler feels the weight of a sledgehammer as Harry W. Hintz, instructor of construction technology, shows the group several tools of the concrete masonry trade, including …
… a diamond-tip saw …
… a diamond-tip saw …
… and a float.
… and a float.
Participants watch as concrete tumbles in a mixer.
Participants watch as concrete tumbles in a mixer.
A youngster shovels green concrete to fill a paver mold.
A youngster shovels green concrete to fill a paver mold.

Seventh-graders from Williamsport Area Middle School’s after-school program made a visit recently to the concrete masonry facilities in Penn College’s School of Construction & Design Technologies. Under the direction of Harry W. Hintz, instructor of construction technology, the young students learned the tools of the trade and made concrete pavers. Participants in the after-school program visit the college once a week (seventh-graders on Wednesday and eighth-graders on Thursday) through a partnership coordinated by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office. The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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