Spring Career Day
About 1,015 seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students from 11 schools and one home school participated in hands-on activities across campus Monday during Outreach for K-12’s semi-annual Career Day. Originally scheduled for March but postponed due to snow, the day offers younger students the opportunity to see a college campus while learning about a wide variety of careers. Sessions were facilitated by Penn College faculty and staff. Visitors and their 125 chaperones hailed from Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School, Indiana County Technology Center, Jersey Shore Area School District, Southern Tioga School District, Montgomery Area School District, Penns Valley Area School District, Shikellamy School District, South Williamsport Area School District and Williamsport Area School District.
— Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, news bureau writer-editor;
Steven K. McCoy, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Construction and Design Technologies;
and Robert Slothus, director of radiography
A student from Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School uses a texture gun to apply knock-down finish to drywall.
A student from Indiana County Technology Center inserts a tube into the trachea of a manikin.
Randall L. Moser, assistant professor of electronics, offers an overview of jobs related to natural gas extraction.
A student from Penns Valley Area Jr./Sr. High School shows off her screen-printing work in a graphic communications lab.
Regis L. Kohler, associate professor of radiography, leads students in taking images of a “phantom” patient.
Geoffrey M. Campbell, assistant professor of architectural technology, shows students how to build a 3-D model of a house using Google Sketchup.
Robert P. Gresko, instructor of construction technology, demonstrates the finer points of trowel work .
David E. Pentz, assistant professor of plumbing, explains some basic aspects of heating equipment to visiting students.
Art Counterman, electrical technology/electrical occupations instructor, shows a student how to use an oscilloscope during his Introduction to Microcomputers activity session.