The third largest manufacturing industry in the U.S. offers opportunities to design, develop, and manufacture products in diverse areas including computers, electronics, vehicles, sports, and recreation. (source)
The ... really cool thing about plastic is that it is everywhere, in almost every field. If one is interested in the health field, automotive, construction, fashion, cosmetics, sports, or electronics, they can get involved through plastics.
Bradley Stroup, Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technologies
One of only six plastics programs in the nation accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).
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Plastics Innovation and Resource Center
The Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Pennsylvania College of Technology is one of the top plastics technology centers in the nation for research, development, and education related to injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, rotational molding, and thermoforming.
Magazine Touts PIRC's Contribution to Statewide Workforce
Penn College’s renowned Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, which incorporates hands-on learning across the industry’s varied production processes, is featured in the online Keystone Edge magazine. The article by news editor Elise Vider – headlined “At Penn College, Plastics Provide a Path to Success” – includes a Q&A with Shannon Munro, vice president for workforce development.