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Students Well-Educated, Even During ‘Career Day’ Break From School

Almost 900 seventh- to ninth-graders attended Monday’s Career Day, a twice-yearly event arranged by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach for K-12 Office. College faculty and others treated visitors to nearly 40 hands-on activities, rewarding laboratory tours and informative discussions that covered the variety of careers represented by the college’s “degrees that work.” Students came from eight school districts in Lycoming and other counties – the farthest from New Hope Academy in York.

− Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue; Cletus G. Waldman, clinical director, radiography;
and Carol A. Lugg, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Natural Resources Management

Students from Lycoming Valley Middle School try on a variety of goggles to experience vision problems.
Students from Lycoming Valley Middle School try on a variety of goggles to experience vision problems.

In a plastics laboratory, a Curtin Middle School student spells out a message to be molded using the thermoforming process.
In a plastics laboratory, a Curtin Middle School student spells out a message to be molded using the thermoforming process.

A Curtin Middle School student laughs as electrical impulses – used typically to pace a heartbeat – make his arm jump.
A Curtin Middle School student laughs as electrical impulses – used typically to pace a heartbeat – make his arm jump.

Students practice the role of a surgical technologist in the college’s operating-room setup.
Students practice the role of a surgical technologist in the college’s operating-room setup.

A Lycoming Valley Middle Schooler stitches a “wound.”
A Lycoming Valley Middle Schooler stitches a “wound.”

Future heavy equipment operators from South Williamsport Area Jr.-Sr. High School attempt the Soccer Ball Challenge organized by Seth J. Welshans, laboratory assistant for diesel equipment technology.
Future heavy equipment operators from South Williamsport Area Jr.-Sr. High School attempt the Soccer Ball Challenge organized by Seth J. Welshans, laboratory assistant for diesel equipment technology.

Middle-schoolers add levity to the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.
Middle-schoolers add levity to the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.

A Lycoming Valley student enjoys a Landscape Design class taught by Carl J. Bower Jr., a member of the horticulture faculty.
A Lycoming Valley student enjoys a Landscape Design class taught by Carl J. Bower Jr., a member of the horticulture faculty.

Students from Milton Area Middle School check one another’s blood pressure.
Students from Milton Area Middle School check one another’s blood pressure.

Three Lycoming Valley students keep busy in a Landscape Construction workshop taught by Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture.
Three Lycoming Valley students keep busy in a Landscape Construction workshop taught by Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture.

Rhonda J. Seebold, part-time instructor of dental hygiene, talks with middle-schoolers as they prepare to practice the skills of a dental hygienist.
Rhonda J. Seebold, part-time instructor of dental hygiene, talks with middle-schoolers as they prepare to practice the skills of a dental hygienist.

Emergency medical services student Debra L. Mott helps a Curtin Middle School student to “intubate” – insert a breathing tube into – a mannequin.
Emergency medical services student Debra L. Mott helps a Curtin Middle School student to “intubate” – insert a breathing tube into – a mannequin.

Trying to catch fish while swinging through the air exercises coordination and balance.
Trying to catch fish while swinging through the air exercises coordination and balance.

Students practice their math and measuring skills while laying out the footprint for a structure.
Students practice their math and measuring skills while laying out the footprint for a structure.

In one of the college’s electronics and computer engineering technology laboratories, Lycoming Valley students build circuit boards with blinking lights, then determine what component they will need to make them blink at the slowest rate.
In one of the college’s electronics and computer engineering technology laboratories, Lycoming Valley students build circuit boards with blinking lights, then determine what component they will need to make them blink at the slowest rate.

Radiography students stand ready to guide groups through their high-tech facility.
Radiography students stand ready to guide groups through their high-tech facility.

Students adhere cultured stone to a brick wall in the Construction Masonry Building.
Students adhere cultured stone to a brick wall in the Construction Masonry Building.

Under the direction of Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, South Williamsport students learn the skills of a chocolatier.
Under the direction of Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, South Williamsport students learn the skills of a chocolatier.

South Williamsport students attempt stability-ball pushups during a session that taught them about measuring their own health and fitness, as well careers in the fitness industry.
South Williamsport students attempt stability-ball pushups during a session that taught them about measuring their own health and fitness, as well careers in the fitness industry.

Middle schoolers from across the region convened on campus, where some took the opportunity to enjoy the spring air during a lunch break.
Middle schoolers from across the region convened on campus, where some took the opportunity to enjoy the spring air during a lunch break.

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