Penn State Williamsport Center project expands education opportunities

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bringing a Penn State education close to home for adults in the Williamsport area is the goal of the Penn State Williamsport Center’s new community awareness initiative. The center is partnering with area organizations to increase awareness of and access to Penn State education programs.

“It is extremely important to reach out to various communities and inform them of the educational opportunities available to adults at the Williamsport Center,” said Misty Glantz, Williamsport Center adult learner support specialist. A returning adult learner, Glantz knows firsthand the challenges adults face when pursuing education while working and balancing family responsibilities.

The Williamsport Center’s newest partners are Pennsylvania CareerLink in Lock Haven, Annie Halenbake Ross Library in Lock Haven and Jersey Shore Public Library. The Williamsport Center also recently joined the Clinton County Economic Partnership and is participating in a wide range of community events.

Glantz visits Clinton County CareerLink from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, Ross Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, and Jersey Shore Public Library from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

In addition, Mike Vines, adult learner support specialist, visits Pennsylvania CareerLink in Williamsport from 8 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, and James V. Brown Library in Williamsport from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Vines and Glantz are available to talk with interested adults about Penn State’s certificate and degree programs, and how to get started.

Bruce A. Jones, PA CareerLink administrator for Clinton and Lycoming counties, said, “Having Misty and Mike available for our customers is invaluable. They can provide our customers with advice and information about academic credentials that will prepare them for new jobs.”

Williamsport Center classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends to make it easier for adults to return to school to complete a degree or to gain additional education for career advancement.

To learn more about Penn State Williamsport Center’s education programs, call 570-322-5771 or visit www.PennStateWilliamsport.com.

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Last Updated May 23, 2013