Pre-apprenticeship grads advance on pathways to manufacturing
Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday
Industrious students from nine schools graduated Friday morning from Penn College's Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program during a brief ceremony in the Bush Campus Center. A number of the young adults, accompanied by family and instructors, also enjoyed informal access to representatives from four of the college's corporate partners.
Ross A. Berger, AMP program coordinator and manager of the MIDAS grant that funds the college's pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship offerings, presented 19 students with certificates of AMP completion; 13 of them also earned Certified Manufacturing Associate status from the Society for Manufacturing Engineers. This year's graduates hail from Commonwealth Charter Academy, Executive Education Academy Charter School, Greater Johnstown Area High School, Hatboro Horsham High School, Insight PA Cyber Charter School, Louis Dieruff High School, North Penn High School, Oley Valley High School and PA Virtual Charter School.
The Penn's Inn event was followed by Industry Day, facilitating the graduates' small-group interaction with representatives of E-Tech, First Quality, Kellogg's and West Pharmaceutical Services.