Taste of College's 'degrees that work' Part of PFEW Agenda

Published 08.04.2011


PFEW participants use management skills and test their speed at completing a project on a virtual construction site Culinary arts and systems student (and regular part-time line cook in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant) Cody J. Miller talks with visitors about fresh vs. dry herbs Assistant professor of electronics Richard J. Calvert talks with participants about business and environmental impacts of various energy sources Participants try their hands at auto graphics in the Collision Repair lab A participant talks with admissions representatives about her career aspirations during a college-search question-and-answer panelHigh school students taking part in Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, in the midst of a six-day session on main campus, were introduced to Penn College's far-reaching "degrees that work" during a tour Wednesday. In the 32-year-old program, young women and men are assigned to competing companies engaged in the simulated manufacture of such items as cellphones, coats and toothbrushes that experience many of the same challenges and business decisions as real-life corporations. A number of motivational speakers and business leaders (all of them donating their time to PFEW) have enlightened and entertained participants, who wrap up their visit Friday with stockholders' presentations and a closing banquet and dance.