Pennsylvania College of Technology’s welding program is expanding as a result of a multi-million dollar federal grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This grant, along with a match equivalent, will allow the College to expand its welding facility by approximately 35,000 square feet.

Technical drawing of the welding lab expansion project.

The Welding Expansion at Penn College will


More than double the size of the facility


Allow us to accept an additional 60 students each year into the Welding Program


Help fill unmet demand for highly skilled employees in a number of industries


Keep the Penn College Welding & Fabrication Engineering Technology major on the cutting edge of technology

Interior view of Welding Expansion Project

Fundraising Project Goal

Although the EDA grant and matching funds will support the physical expansion of the facility, there is still a significant need to equip the space. Pennsylvania College of Technology seeks to raise additional funds of equipment and outright cash gifts to fully equip the newly expanded facility in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center.

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We look forward to recognizing gifts of all levels to the Welding Expansion Project. All gifts of equipment or outright funds of $5,000 or more to support the project will be recognized by donor name and giving level on a plaque inside the newly expanded facility.

To participate, please contact Elizabeth Biddle at 570-320-5242 or

Recognition Wall

We look forward to recognizing our corporate and individual partners at the following giving levels throughout this important project.

  • Titanium Level
  • $1,000,000+
  • Hastelloy Level
  • $500,000-$999,999
  • Inconel Level
  • $250,000-$499,999
  • Copper Level
  • $100,000-$249,999
  • Stainless Level
  • $50,000-$99,999
  • Aluminum Level
  • $25,000-$49,999
  • Carbon Steel Level
  • $5,000-$24,999
Exterior view of the Welding Expansion Project

“This grant will further Penn College’s work to help students gain the skills they need to compete in our economy. Every worker should have the opportunity to gain the kinds of skills that allow them to obtain good paying jobs that can support a family. This grant will help more students be successful in the economy.”
-U.S. Senator Bob Casey

Help the Welding Project Expansion

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(payable to Penn College Foundation)

Welding Expansion Project, DIF 64
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

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