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Proven apprenticeship pathways for women

With over two million manufacturing jobs projected to go unfilled by 2030 and women making up just 29% of the field’s workforce, it’s undeniable. There’s untapped potential in the world of manufacturing—especially for women. Check out this video to explore the proven apprenticeship pathways at Penn College. Discover how you can take advantage of these game-changing programs. And learn how to take the next step towards higher-level positions in the fast-paced, technologically advanced manufacturing sector.

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DNA for Business

Penn College's Development Needs Assessment (DNA), a thorough yet easy to implement skills gap identification tool, enabling companies to prioritize targeted training to maximize bottom line improvement.


Penn College offers leading-edge Apprenticeship programs - organizing, registering and executing them for companies of all sizes while incorporating state-of-the-art Related Technical Instruction (RTI).


Penn College provides a complete array of advanced technical training to meet the needs of any manufacturer. Our Mechatronics Program bundles essential competencies required for technicians, filling industry’s most widely recognized skills gaps.


Drawing upon the expertise of renowned instructors and advisors, Penn College delivers solutions to meet the skills gap and consulting needs of companies in all major plastics manufacturing processes.


Gain a competitive advantage by investing in leadership, project management, communication skills, people management, interpersonal skills, planning/organization, teamwork and other vital competencies.

Health Sciences, Safety, & Emergency Services

Healthcare systems, physician practices and individuals seeking employment in this dynamic field can equally benefit from the extensive, quality healthcare programs Penn College has to offer.


From the novice seeking to learn a new program, to seasoned users aiming to hone the most advanced skills, our vast library of available courses meets the needs of any business or individual.


Penn College offers extensive energy efficiency programs. Classes are offered to the public, or can be customized to deliver onsite for a company.


Penn College provides training in aviation with a focus on piston engines, and offers training and certifications in several automotive categories.


Penn College offers extensive programming in production for oil and natural gas companies. Many safety, equipment operation, maintenance and other customizable course topics are available.


We offer training in Emergency Response, College Prep, and more, including many testing/certifications options. Other locations include Penn College at Wellsboro, Towanda and St. Marys.

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Jun 13

Apprenticeship Summit

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Apprenticeships – A powerful way to close skills gaps, retain workers, and attract new employees.
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Pennsylvania offers qualified employers the opportunity to train new and existing employees with resources available through WEDnetPA.

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“We help companies understand their workforce skill gaps and we develop and deliver targeted, customizable training solutions to close those gaps and improve the bottom line.”

Shannon Munro

Vice President for Workforce Development

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When you study at Penn College, your instructors will do more than know your name. They’ll get to know you. Experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your success. Penn College instructors are here to support your career journey.

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Hearing aims to strengthen Pennsylvania's rural workforce

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors heard testimony at Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday morning about rural workforce availability and population change.


Pre-apprenticeship grads advance on pathways to manufacturing

Industrious students from nine schools graduated Friday morning from Penn College's Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program during a brief ceremony in the Bush Campus Center.


Region's workforce challenges discussed at on-campus hearing

The state Senate Majority Policy Committee held a hearing Wednesday afternoon at Pennsylvania College of Technology, exploring workforce challenges in rural Pennsylvania. Chaired by Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie), the hearing addressed population decline and labor and housing shortages, as well as their economic impact on communities and businesses.

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