The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $1.5 million to Fayette County to construct a Health Sciences Workforce Development Center on the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute campus — with the help of the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, which is housed within the Office of Industrial Partnerships at Penn State. The 6,000-square-foot training center will allow FCCTI to enhance its Licensed Practical Nurse program and meet the growing health care workforce needs in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
Led by Penn State, academia, national laboratories and industry have formed the Post-Industrial Midwest and Appalachia (PIMA) Nuclear Alliance to harness carbon-free energy while educating and training the future energy workforce. The alliance will host a workshop to continue establishing their team, conceptualizing their goals and developing their project plans at Penn State New Kensington’s Digital Foundry on Dec. 8-9.
The Digital Foundry at New Kensington, an initiative of Penn State New Kensington and the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, has announced the addition of three new Technology Partners: ARIN Technologies, KCF Technologies and TRAK Machine Tools – Southwestern Industries Inc.
A new mobile Penn State id+ card is anticipated to launch in January 2023, allowing students to use their mobile devices to conveniently, safely and securely access campus housing facilities, purchase meals, and more.
Penn State students, faculty and staff with older versions of the id+ card are being asked to submit new photos ahead of re-carding events that will be held University-wide during the spring 2023 semester. There are multiple ways to submit a photo, and photos will be accepted from Nov. 7 through Nov. 23.
Penn State has named the Richard King Mellon Foundation its 2022 Foundation Partner of the Year. This award recognizes a foundation that has demonstrated extraordinary generosity in promotion and support of Penn State.