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welding alumni Rocco Malarbi

For 2018 graduate Rocco Malarbi, enrolling in Penn Commercial’s Welding Technology program was a game changer.  Rocco’s career started in the oil and gas industry, working on gas wells throughout the region.  He soon made moves toward pipeline work and realized that welding was a more lucrative career path to pursue. “I just…(Read More)

Certified Recovery Specialist Training Program

Penn Commercial is now offering a new weekend professional development workshop for those wanting to help others through their addictions, substance abuse and personal crises. The Certified Recovery Specialist training is a 9-week program, with a tenth week added for an additional Certified Family Recovery Specialist class. WHAT IS A CERTIFIED RECOVERY SPECIALIST? CRS…(Read More)

Women in CDL Industry

For an industry that is famously dominated by men, the number of women becoming commercial truck drivers is growing. Due to a shortage of licensed commercial drivers, trucking and delivery companies across the country are doing whatever they can to entice people to earn their Commercial driver’s license and work for them. Competition is…(Read More)

Hair Stylist Olivia - Penn Commercial

For this 2018 graduate of TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, cosmetology is a family affair. Olivia Baldwin, from Eighty Four, PA, grew up watching her older sister attend beauty school and then become a successful hair stylist. Years later, she is now working at her sister’s new salon. Located near the Meadows Racetrack and…(Read More)

Third party CDl Test site in PA

Finding an affordable and convenient CDL testing site in the area had been a challenge, until now! Penn Commercial recently received certification through the State of Pennsylvania to operate as a commercial driver’s license testing site for Class A, B and C truck drivers. Class A licenses allow for the operation of a combination…(Read More)

Lennox HVAC Partner - PennCommercial

When it comes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, Lennox is one of the biggest names in the industry. Founded in 1895, the Dallas area business has built its brand on quality and innovation. From simple home AC units to complex industrial ventilation systems, Lennox can do it all. Lennox has teamed up with Penn…(Read More)

IT Security Program faculty - Penn Commercial

For the past seventeen years, Stephen Koppes has strolled the hallways and worked the classrooms of Penn Commercial. Prior to serving as Network Administrator and the lead instructor of the Information Technology and Security Program, he was a student advancing his knowledge of IT and computers. “I actually started as a student here myself back…(Read More)

Medical Assistant Need

The first people patients see when entering doctor offices, hospitals and other healthcare related services are medical assistants. As the Baby Boomer generation hits their retirement years, the demand for allied health professionals is increasing rapidly. Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23% during the decade 2014 to 2024. By 2040, Pennsylvania is…(Read More)