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Teens Assess Construction Careers During Comprehensive Campus Visit


More than 90 area high school students attended Friday’s “Design and Build Your Future With Careers in Construction” program at Penn College: a full day of exploring construction and design career pathways, meeting Penn College students who have participated in internships, and learning about potential employment needs in the region. The day – which began with a general “Let’s Build” introduction before focusing on specific professions – was designed for 10th- through 12th-graders with demonstrated interest in architecture and sustainable design; civil engineering or surveying; construction management; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and building construction.

– Photos by Carol A. Lugg, assistant dean of construction and design technologies,
and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

The college's mascot points out some of the career possibilities in the School of Construction & Design Technologies.
The college’s mascot points out some of the career possibilities in the School of Construction & Design Technologies.

Sharing their enthusiasm for architecture and sustainable design are Rob A. Wozniak (right), an associate professor of architectural technology, and his students, who collaborated on informative sessions in the Bush Campus Center.
Sharing their enthusiasm for architecture and sustainable design are Rob A. Wozniak (right), an associate professor of architectural technology, and his students, who collaborated on informative sessions in the Bush Campus Center.

Firsthand knowledge of the rewards and challenges facing surveying and civil engineering professionals is shared by faculty members Brad H. Lyon (left) and Drew R. Potts.
Firsthand knowledge of the rewards and challenges facing surveying and civil engineering professionals is shared by faculty members Brad H. Lyon (left) and Drew R. Potts.

Nowell H. Covington (in blue T-shirt), a construction management student from Benton, joins an approving group of visitors at lunch in the Keystone Dining Room.
Nowell H. Covington (in blue T-shirt), a construction management student from Benton, joins an approving group of visitors at lunch in the Keystone Dining Room.

Faculty members Brad M. Martin (left) and Jason E. Krick talk about the various tools and skills required of successful construction managers during an afternoon overview in the Hager Lifelong Education Center.
Faculty members Brad M. Martin (left) and Jason E. Krick talk about the various tools and skills required of successful construction managers during an afternoon overview in the Hager Lifelong Education Center.

Cassandra J. Gower, of Lehighton, and Liam W. Jones, of Reading – enrolled in the building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration – discuss their chosen field during a morning session.
Cassandra J. Gower, of Lehighton, and Liam W. Jones, of Reading – enrolled in the building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration – discuss their chosen field during a morning session.

Three members of the Penn College Construction Association (accompanied to Penn's Inn by Levon A. Whitmyer, instructor of building construction technology) offer a valuable peer-to-peer assessment of the building trades.
Three members of the Penn College Construction Association (accompanied to Penn’s Inn by Levon A. Whitmyer, instructor of building construction technology) offer a valuable peer-to-peer assessment of the building trades.

 

 

 

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