TC Energy Foundation donation boosts welding instruction

Published 08.16.2022

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Funding from the TC Energy Foundation will facilitate orbital welding instruction at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The donation will enhance the welding & metal fabrication curriculum, specifically in the area of orbital welding – an automated, highly efficient process used to securely join tubes, pipes or tube sheeting in pipeline welding.

TC Energy Foundation funding will enhance the welding & metal fabrication curriculum at Penn College, specifically in the area of orbital welding, an automated process used to securely join tubes, pipes or tube sheeting in pipeline welding.“Our welding students weld pipe manually, and this donation will enable us to introduce the orbital welding process,” said Michael R. Allen, instructor of welding and co-department head at Penn College. “We are grateful for our students to have this experience to align with industry demands.”

“We are grateful to TC Energy for their support and investment in our welding students,” said Ashley E. Day, manager of grants and communications. “Partnerships like this help keep our curriculum current and industry-relevant, giving our graduates a competitive edge in the global marketplace.”

“The TC Energy Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that build strong and vibrant communities,” said B.J. Perry, advisor, state and community relations U.S. for TC Energy. “We need energy problem-solvers, and the TC Energy Foundation is pleased to support the innovative students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.”

Penn College offers a bachelor’s degree in welding & fabrication engineering technology; associate degrees in non-destructive testing, metal fabrication technology and welding technology; and a certificate in welding.

For more than 70 years, TC Energy has operated pipelines, storage facilities and power-generation plants that support life in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education. For more, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free at 800-367-9222.