Industry

Wagman

  • Building Construction
  • Civil Engineering & Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Heavy Equipment Operations

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.

 

Wagman

Meet Our Partner

Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with major operations in heavy civil, general construction, and geotechnical construction. As a family-owned business with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia, they celebrate four generations of historical milestones and progress. They recognize people as one of their most valuable assets, with project teams combining years of expertise and experienced individuals, complimented by bright, young talented engineers, operators, skilled craft and laborers who have the opportunity to learn from the best. The team shares a vision of being the premier contractor in the markets they serve, with their core values guiding their approach to decisions and projects.

Industry Partnerships

Q&A with Wagman

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

Penn College students possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn, which are qualities that our employees also possess. We are proud to have five generations in the workforce and there is no ceiling for people who want to learn and work with a team!

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

Wagman provides continued training, both on the job and in a classroom setting. The ongoing learning and opportunities allow for career growth. As a fourth generation, family-owned business, we want to see everyone succeed in their career at Wagman. There is a lot of pride in the notable projects we have completed in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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

Construction is essential and there is a high demand for jobs. Penn College offers students educational opportunities not only in the classroom, but in the field where they can have a real-world, hands-on experience. Both of these settings help to prepare students for job placement upon graduation. Construction is a diverse industry where men and women have opportunities to thrive.

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

Fundamental to the foundation of our company are six core values - Safety, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Innovation, Community and Sense of Urgency. Our best employees consistently align with those values.

Industry Connections

"Partnerships like this allow companies, such as ourselves, to create lasting relationships that link students to potential employers in our industry. Networking and hands-on opportunities for students are a large part of not only building, but finding a lasting career. It is a mutually beneficial connection, as it allows companies to gauge the interest of and know possible candidates that will be prepared to fill critical positions. Our projects could not happen without our people."

Cristina Velez

HR Recruiter, Wagman

Programs

Building Construction

From residential and commercial building to concrete science and sustainable design, the School of Engineering Technologies offers a number of in-demand career tracks.

Civil Engineering & Surveying

From community parks to high-traffic bridges, you'll play a vital role in creating and maintaining the infrastructure where we live, work, and play.

Construction Management

Take the lead in the boardroom and on the job site, running all types of construction projects from small to large.

Heavy Equipment Operations

Take the driver’s seat in this comprehensive program. Train to become a heavy equipment operator and you'll dig into everything from tools, hardware, and safety to site engineering and layout.