Industry

SEKISUI KYDEX

  • Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical
  • Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
  • Accounting & Business Administration

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.

 

SEKISUI KYDEX

Meet Our Partner

SEKISUI KYDEX creates sustainable thermoplastic solutions for the next generation of product design. Driven by a commitment to speed, service, and superiority, the organization excels at manufacturing world-class materials with short lead times in small quantities. 

In addition to the thermoplastic sheet, the KYDEX® portfolio includes injection molding resins, proprietary Infused Imaging™ Technology, integral special effects, unique textures, and custom products and design. With 400+ dedicated professionals in Bloomsburg, PA, and Holland, MI, and a global network of sales and distribution partners, SEKISUI KYDEX is committed to delivering more than their customers can imagine. 

SEKISUI KYDEX's partnership with Penn College is all-encompassing. In addition to hiring graduates, the organization offers scholarships, donates materials, supports workforce initiatives offered by the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, and sponsors the SPE Foundation’s PlastiVan visit to campus.

Industry Partnerships

Q&A with SEKISUI KYDEX

WHY PARTNER WITH PENN COLLEGE?

Our partnership with Penn College has allowed us to help our employees invest in their personal and professional development through the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC), hire interns that are the future of our industry, and collaborate on new technology and innovation in plastics.

WHY DO YOU SEEK PENN COLLEGE GRADUATES?

Much like our employees, Penn College students are full of passion, grit, and curiosity. Their inquisitive nature and outgoing personalities make them ideal candidates to fit into our company culture and help us drive the business forward. Just as much as we hope they learn from us, we also learn from them when they join us as not only as interns, but full-time professionals.

HOW HAVE YOU BENEFITED FROM THE CORPORATE TOMORROW MAKERS PROGRAM?

SEKISUI KYDEX is very involved with Penn College and we have many employees connected to the college through different programs and opportunities. Corporate Tomorrow Makers has allowed us to connect those opportunities together to better leverage our partnership.

Industry Connections

"Penn College of Technology has a strong reputation for developing future leaders in a range of technical fields that are highly sought after in industry. The partnership between SEKISUI KYDEX and the college is a significant part of our long-term strategy in several ways. First, we want to continue to recruit Penn College students for summer internships which equally benefits the student and our organization. Secondly, we want to be an employer of choice for future tomorrow makers as they enter the workforce after graduation. Lastly, the Workforce Development programs such as on-site training, hands-on training at the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, and the apprenticeship programs are all vital for our existing employee development. For these reasons, it makes perfect sense to partner with Penn College.”

Sean Stabler

Research & Innovation Manager, SEKISUI KYDEX

Guaranteed Momentum
Investing in future generations

Investing in future generations

SEKISUI KYDEX is committed to innovation, fresh ideas, and new talent. The SEKISUI KYDEX Student Workforce Development Scholarship is proof. Each year, two high achieving first-year bachelor-degree seeking students from Pennsylvania and Michigan are awarded a $7,000 scholarship. 

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Guaranteed Momentum
Sparking an early interest in STEM

Sparking an early interest in STEM

Once a year, aspiring tomorrow makers in area elementary and middle schools are invited to campus for a glimpse into the wide world of STEM. SEKISUI KYDEX is always among the first to offer support by sponsoring the PlastiVan, an interactive exhibit designed to introduce all ages to the chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and application of plastics.

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Programs

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

Dive into extensive hands-on training with industrial-scale processing equipment in one of our two ABET-accredited plastics programs.

Electrical

Learn all the ins and outs of electrical and automated systems, training in specialized labs using equipment just the pros.

Electronics & Computer Engineering

Choose from a host of interconnected, yet diverse majors, ranging from automation and computer engineering to electronics and robotics.

Accounting & Business Administration

Navigate the field of accounting or the diverse world of business by choosing a path that aligns with your career goals.