Turn it Up

Women are drastically underrepresented in the skilled trades. We're here to change that. Our numbers might be small, but our work speaks volumes. And we're ready to make some noise.


Tomorrow is in the making

Meet some of our standout students. 

Student Experience

"I look up to every woman who has made it in the automotive industry. Without those women taking the risk of doing what no woman had ever done before, I would not be on the path I am now and for that I am forever grateful."

Morgan Wood

Automotive Technology Management

Meet Morgan

Featured Video

A future without limits

Always step outside of your comfort zone. That’s the mindset that fuels Erin and Frannie—two Penn College welding alumni who are putting their hands-on education to work as manufacturing engineers at Harley-Davidson®. In this Penn College-produced video, you’ll get a glimpse of their careers with one of the nation’s most iconic brands. 

Clubs & Organizations

Your Community

Women in Construction

Women in Construction

This club is a great opportunity to network with other women in related majors. Designed to expand your industry knowledge and promote personal growth, the club offers professional development, creates outreach programs, and attends industry-related events.

Women in STEM

Women in STEM

This up-and-coming group welcomes members from the trades and all STEM-related majors. Gather with like-minded leaders across campus to plan events and uplift the female experience on campus and in the industry.

ELEVATE: Empowering women through mentorship

ELEVATE: Empowering women through mentorship

This program connects female students with mentors who are passionate about inspiring and supporting women across campus.

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Engineering Technologies

Your Leadership

We're thrilled to have three highly accomplished women leading the divisions within the School of Engineering Technologies. Our hands-on approach applies to leadership as well, which means these assistant deans will be highly involved in all aspects of your education. On top of that, they'll always have your best interest in mind.

Kathy Chesmel

Kathy Chesmel

Assistant Dean
Materials Science and Engineering

Stacey Hampton

Stacey Hampton

Assistant Dean
Industrial and Computer Technologies

Ellyn Lester

Ellyn Lester

Assistant Dean
Construction and Architectural Technologies 


Changing the course of tomorrow.

One or two females in a major or on a shop floor is not enough. It's not even close. We're calling for change. Because we know the future will be more innovative and sustainable with you. Whether you're a middle school student considering a career path or a working mom tired of the daily grind, the trades are for you. Science is for you. Technology is for you. Engineering is for you. It's time to raise your hand and join us.

Penn College News

In the headlines


Grant helps Penn College ‘manufacture’ girls’ career exploration

A national foundation is aiding Pennsylvania College of Technology’s efforts to spark interest among high school girls in rewarding manufacturing careers.


College well-represented among YWCA's 'Women of Excellence'

Britni E. Mohney Val A. Myers Two Pennsylvania College of Technology employees – Britni E. Mohney, assistant director of athletics/head women's basketball coach, and Val A. Myers, dean of nursing and health sciences – were among the honorees at Thursday's 14th annual “Women of Excellence Celebration” sponsored by YWCA Northcentral PA.


New Penn College civil engineering faculty returns ‘home’

When Ruth A. Hocker first visited Pennsylvania College of Technology, she didn’t know of civil engineering. Nearly a quarter century after that fateful day, Hocker is back on campus preparing tomorrow makers for the rewarding field.