Penn College to Host Summit for Welding Educators

Williamsport – Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a Secondary and Postsecondary Welding Educators Summit on April 6 to discuss a variety of issues in welding education in Pennsylvania.The event, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thompson Professional Development Center, is sponsored by the National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) at Lorain County Community College, Lorain, Ohio, and Penn College, a Weld-Ed regional center.

Topics of discussion include an overview of Weld-Ed, a National Science Foundation-funded program to strengthen welding education; professional-development needs among welding educators; student-recruitment strategies; welding’s role in Marcellus Shale natural-gas exploration; and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.

This free summit is ideal for welding educators and administrators. Registrations should be completed at http://www.pct.edu/k12 by March 31. For more information about the summit and other programs offered by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office, visit http://www.pct.edu/k12 or call 570-320-8003.

To learn more about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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