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 by March 31. For more information about the summit and other programs offered by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office, visit or call 570-320-8003.

To learn more about Penn College, visit, e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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