Business and industry partnerships are a long-standing tradition reflected in the mission and values of Pennsylvania College of Technology. We are committed to developing and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships. These highly valued partnerships are integral to providing our students with the quality and level of instruction that will produce graduates who meet the changing workforce needs of employers.
If your company is interested in beginning a partnership with Penn College, Corporate Relations will arrange tours and meetings with appropriate faculty, staff, and students to introduce you to the facilities and programs best suited to your company’s recruitment needs and philanthropic interests.
How to Partner
Endowed or annual scholarships help enhance corporate identity on campus and help students cover educational costs through corporate philanthropy. Donor recognition and the opportunity to meet scholarship recipients are provided on campus.
Donations & Entrustments
In addition to helping to meet corporate philanthropic goals to support education, donations and entrustments are vital ways to increase brand awareness and familiarity of specific technology with students. Charitable recognition is provided based on the in-kind value of the equipment or technology.
Direct Monetary Contributions
Monetary contributions help to enhance academic programming or purchase equipment. This is an important philanthropic way for business and industry to impact student learning. Additionally, some companies have an affiliated foundation or granting agency to which Penn College and the Penn College Foundation may apply for monetary support. All charitable funds will receive recognition within the Penn College community.
Internships & Work-Based Experiences
Work-based learning opportunities provide students and companies the opportunity to build relationships for future full-time employment needs and give students practical experience in their field of study through part-time (or summer) work. Additionally, students bring their real-world experience back to future classes and may share what they've learned with fellow classmates.
Lectures & Field Trips
Companies that host field trips and provide representatives that serve as guest lecturers in the classroom help students become more familiar with the company, gain real-world insight, and better understand the industry. Additionally, these partnership activities help increase the corporate presence on campus with the college community, potentially enhancing recruitment opportunities.
Industry representation is imperative to successful Program Advisory Committees. Advisory committees serve as a platform for academic and industry collaboration to ensure curriculum reflects emerging technical and workforce needs.
Prospective Student Recruitment Opportunities
Companies and corporations help increase the potential industry workforce pipeline by sharing the message of comprehensive, hands-on technical education and degrees that work® at Penn College with prospective students and families. Many representatives attend college and job fairs at local high schools and career & technology centers. Upon request, Corporate Relations will provide a marketing piece to showcase your company and Penn College.