Industry

Lycoming Engines

  • Aviation
  • Automated Manufacturing & Machining
  • Welding & Metal Fabrication

With ever-changing tools and technology, preparing tomorrow’s workforce can be a complex undertaking. Thanks to the Corporate Tomorrow Makers program at Penn College, the relationship between industry and education is mutually beneficial. Students get scholarship opportunities and hands-on experience with equipment just like they’ll find in the field. Plus, industry partners get skilled professionals to fill in-demand positions. It’s a win-win for the future.

 

Lycoming Engines

Meet Our Partner

Lycoming Engines specializes in engineering, manufacturing, servicing, and supporting propulsion solutions in general aviation, unmanned air and land, and specialized services. Lycoming's piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet – both rotary-wing and fixed-wing. Lycoming also provides engines for military training schools and other specialized applications. Lycoming Engines is an operating division of Avco Corporation.

Lycoming Engines and Penn College both call Williamsport home and share a long history of supporting each other’s goals.

Industry Partnerships

Q&A with Lycoming Engines

HOW HAS ENROLLING AS A CORPORATE TOMORROW MAKER ENHANCED YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH PENN COLLEGE?

By learning how to operate the same machines that Lycoming uses on a day-to-day basis, Penn College graduates enter our workforce with an established knowledge of how to operate our machinery. While this provides Penn College graduates with the opportunity to transition to a job that they are already familiar with, it also provides Lycoming with the opportunity to drive faster employee growth and advancement.

WHAT QUALITIES OF PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE THEM STAND OUT FOR YOUR OPERATIONS?

Lycoming participates in program advisory committees to help ensure students are learning the skills we believe are required in our industry. Penn College alumni come to Lycoming with the training and experience needed to start working on day one. In a manufacturing environment, productivity is a priority; by having a new employee that is knowledgeable and ready to work, they become an important asset the day they are hired.

WHAT ASPECTS OF YOUR COMPANY ATTRACT OUR STUDENTS AND FUTURE STUDENTS TO JOIN YOUR OPERATION?

Lycoming Engines builds exciting products, aircraft engines; and we build them using modern equipment and processes. This, coupled with a competitive salary and benefits package, make Lycoming Engines a very attractive employer for Penn College graduates. We are proud to say that over 50% of Lycoming employees are Penn College alumni.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (AND PARENTS) WHO ARE CONSIDERING PENN COLLEGE?

A hands-on trade should not be seen as inferior to an academic degree. Hands-on trades, like welding, machining, and mechanics have been overlooked by students for decades. Because of this, there is a huge void of talent in the industry. With Penn College, you have an almost endless amount of choices in different industries. You can choose to be part of an industry that is exciting to you and you can make a good living while doing it.

WHAT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS TO BEST PREPARE THEM TO JOIN YOUR TEAM?

Make the most of your college experience; participate in as many opportunities as you can. Stay professional in everything you do and take your education seriously. By presenting yourself as a professional and driven individual, you will get the first pick of the best opportunities.
Industry Connections

"Lycoming Engines is only as strong as its community. Through partnerships, such as the Penn College Corporate Tomorrow Maker Program, we are ensuring a skilled workforce and continuous development for our team members to power today and tomorrow.”

Shannon Massey

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Industry Partnerships
09.30.2021

Lycoming Engines continues longtime support of students

Lycoming Engines, a decades-long partner of Pennsylvania College of Technology, is once again offering financial support to a ...

03.06.2020

College spotlights aviation alumnus at Chamber event

Christopher M. Gayman, a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology and OEM sales manager for Lycoming Engines, received an ...

03.22.2019

Companies’ generosity supports Penn College students

An industry staple, computer numerical control machines are a common sight in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automated ...

10.03.2018

Lycoming Engines’ instructional support lauded at sign dedication

Lycoming Engines’ longtime support of Pennsylvania College of Technology and its academic programs was celebrated on campus ...

06.04.2018

Gift From Lycoming Engines Boosts College’s Aviation Instruction

Longtime Pennsylvania College of Technology partner Lycoming Engines has donated 15 aircraft engines to be used for ...

Programs

Aviation

With three degree options to choose from, access to specialized learning labs, and expert faculty leading the way, Penn College is the place to set your future in motion.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Hone the technical skills you need to be a part of a rapidly growing career field.

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Perfect your skills in our newly expanded 55,000-square-foot lab.