Industry

VOLT Lighting

  • Landscape/Plant Production

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.

 

VOLT Lighting

Meet Our Partner

VOLT®, a pioneer in the lighting industry, is the first company to design and manufacture its own commercial outdoor lighting products and offer them directly to consumers. In 2008, they began by offering landscape lighting products and the mission to give consumers access to professional quality lighting products while offering a better value. VOLT® is now the largest landscape lighting manufacturer in the country and has expanded into pool & spa and indoor horticulture lighting. VOLT® has partnered with over 20 universities to promote hands-on learning and practice in the landscape, horticulture and plant science fields.

The VOLT® Mission: To deliver outstanding outdoor lighting products at a great value and with such a gratifying experience that our customers become our best advocates.

 

Industry Partnerships

Q&A with VOLT Lighting

HOW DID YOUR COMPANY FIRST CONNECT WITH PENN COLLEGE?

VOLT® connected with members of Penn College's horticulture program for a lighting partnership to enhance faculty and student learning.

 

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

Penn College offers hands-on experience. We consider this a major benefit and, when combined with classroom learning, prepares students to think critically. These well-rounded applicants are who we prefer to hire.

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

VOLT® encourages all students to explore all academic options and paths that Penn College has to offer. You never know what you are going to have an interest in and learn to love until you try!

"VOLT® is excited to see how the horticulture program at Penn College is able to utilize our lighting products in various coursework and projects. Experiential learning is essential and we are looking forward to seeing students hands-on with landscape lighting installations!”

Casey Brynjolfsson, Director of Partnerships

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Landscape/Plant Production

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