Summit Successfully Apprises Industry of Apprenticeship Assistance
– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor,
and Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer
President Gilmour welcomes guests to campus and shares good news for Penn College – including a sizable state grant to support apprenticeship-related instruction.
It's a "full house" in Penn's Inn for the summit, sponsored by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College.
The president's announcements are welcomed with applause.
Shannon Munro, vice president for workforce development at Penn College, introduces the day's speakers.
Renne discusses high-demand occupations in the commonwealth and highlights PA Chamber successes such as Penn College freshman Hanna M. Gibson, a residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, from Allison Park, who received a mikeroweWORKS Work Ethic Scholarship.
Halper shares his perspective.
Nemeth details his company’s global reach and exemplary apprenticeship experiences.
Penn College alum James R. Reese (left), ’00, environmental technology, and ’01, technology management, chats with Christopher P. Ray, executive director, business development for WDCE. Reese serves as a field representative/western region for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Apprenticeship and Training. A PA CareerLink specialist, Reese retired from the Navy prior to enrolling at Penn College. He says the technology management curricula helped him pass the CareerLink specialist test.
An attentive audience takes notes during the keynoter's remarks.
... and answers attendees' questions following his talk.
Lerman steps away from the podium to engage his audience ...
Ramsay kicks off the after-lunch portion of the program ...
... with an overview of pre-apprenticeships as a pipeline to the workforce.
Renne (right) takes part in an informative Q&A session in a neighboring classroom.
Ray (right foreground) helps attendees understand that resources abound to aid in establishment of apprenticeship programs.