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Students who enroll at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School have serious ambitions. They want to achieve their career goals and enjoy success in their chosen field of study. That is exactly what we strive to deliver, and one way we make this happen is through our strong local employer network!

We’ve been a part of the local community in Washington, Pennsylvania, for over 85 years! Through these years, we’ve formed relationships with employers across the area that reach out to us because they know that when they hire a Penn Commercial graduate, they’ll be getting a well-educated and motivated individual. With our focus on hands-on training, employers know that Penn Commercial graduates are well prepared for life on the job and can hit the ground running! Penn Commercial is well respected in the community, and we have lasting relationships with employers in all fields of study including healthcare, skilled trades and technical, business, and spa and salon.

Penn Commercial also hosts several career fairs throughout the year that local employers participate in. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about potential career opportunities and to network with various employers!

Whether you want to stay in the Washington area or take your newly acquired skills across the nation, Penn Commercial is here to help. Over the past five years alone, 543 Penn Commercial graduates have gone to work for 338 local employers! Here’s a small sample of employers who have recently hired our graduates:

“At Canon-McMillan, we are proud to have a working relationship with Penn Commercial. We value their externship program, and have hired several employees through the process.” – Matt Harding, Director of Support Services Canon-McMillan School District

“As a contract manufacturer that uses CNC Equipment, we at IGS have found that Penn Commercial Graduates are prepared to make an impact on day one!” – Dave Sphar, President, IGS Industries

“I appreciate the benefits of hiring and working with the highly qualified graduates of Penn Commercial.  As a physician, I am highly satisfied and impressed with our Penn Commercial Medical Assistant graduates.” –John D. Six, MD, Claysville Family Practice and Complete Family Care

“Geno Levi Salon appreciates the opportunity to recruit and hire newly graduated cosmetologists from the Toni & Guy Academy at Penn Commercial. These graduates are well-trained and ready to take on the challenge of building a successful career in the beauty industry.” – Geno Levi, Owner, Geno Levi Salon

“ABG Capital is committed to sourcing and recruiting talented individuals who are humble, possess a will to learn, and are respectful team players. We have found these values in candidates from Penn Commercial.” – Sharon Kolesar, Director of Human Resources, ABG Capital

“84 Lumber values its partnership with Penn Commercial and working towards providing career experiences and gainful employment with students and graduates of Penn Commercial.” – AnnaMarie Korach, Lead Recruiter, 84 Lumber

“We trust schools like Penn Commercial when selecting candidates in the specialty trades. We know the whole learning experience at the school produces quality candidates with the skill set we’re looking for in our employees.” – Nicole Peery, Human Resources Manager, Don’s Applicances

“Our satisfaction with Penn Commercial is evident in the high number of Penn Alumni within our organization. The faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that all students receive the tools necessary to chart their own career path.” – Henry Klinar, General Manager, McKean Plumbing Heating and Supply Co Inc.

“Penn Commercial’s welding program provides essential courses that give all of their students the best opportunities to succeed in today’s working environment. We have experienced Penn graduates to have a positive work ethic, ability to build lasting work relationships, and an understanding of organizational requirements.” – Pam Florian, Human Resources Manager, Brownsville Marine Products.

“The students that Rx Partners works with from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School have a wonderful knowledge base.  The students understand the basics of the pharmacy technicians duties and are well prepared for their career in the profession of Pharmacy Technician.” – Kim Dillard, Pharmacy Business Manager, Rx Partners LTC 

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