Regional ABC affiliate visits 'Thingamajig' camp

Published 07.19.2022

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Faculty & Staff
Automated Manufacturing & Machining
Engineering Technologies
Skills Gap

Keating interviews Stilson about his experiences in the Thingamajig Fabricator Pre-College Program. Durant captures high school students hard at work in the Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center.The reporter speaks with Webb about the program's value to high schoolers. The Thingamajig Fabricators Pre-College Program, widening high school students' eyes to in-demand manufacturing skills through wide-open access to campus labs – was featured on Newswatch 16’s Tuesday broadcasts. WNEP reporter Chris Keating made an afternoon visit to Penn College with videographer Tom Durant, talking with students Tanner Green, a Sayre 11th grader, and Sullivan Stilson, a ninth grader from State College; as well as Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies, about the camp. "It lets you experience it so you know what it's like," said Stilson, spending the day in the welding lab, "because you can't tell if you enjoy something without experiencing it."