Feb. 19 event targets high school students
Jan. 15, 2009
Harrisburg, PA – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will hold a free half-day program for high school students interested in learning more about what career options exist in the field of engineering.
Engineering Career Day will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at HACC's Midtown site, Third and Reily streets in Harrisburg.
Students will meet in Room 103 for an introduction and attend programs presented by professional engineers who are members of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE). The event is being held during National Engineers Week, Feb. 15-21.
“We have mailed out invitations to nearly 100 high schools throughout the area and expect up to 150 students to attend this annual event,” said Dave McNeilly, senior professor of engineering in HACC’s Business, Hospitality, Engineering and Technologies (BHET) division. “Our purpose is to provide career information to students and help them make the right course selections in high school and beyond.”
Participants will choose from a variety of informative lectures to learn more about architectural, computer, civil, electronic, mechanical, environmental engineering and nanofabrication technology. Information on geospatial technology also will be presented.
The speakers will discuss employment opportunities in their field and in related technological areas, as well as present information concerning the educational and vocational training requirements for the occupations that they represent.
Students also will have the opportunity to meet with HACC program coordinators regarding the various technology programs offered at the college.
Because there is limited space available in each of the informational sessions, early registration is suggested. For more information or to register, call 717-221-1300, ext. 1453 or email to Professor David McNeilly at dwmcneil@hacc.edu.
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