This month, with many PTECH juniors in between sessions of their college coursework at FMCC, they were able to take workplace tours aimed at helping the students explore careers related to their degree pathways.
Three 11th-graders in the Health Studies pathway traveled to Nathan Littauer Hospital for a comprehensive tour that gave them an overview of the many career opportunities that are available in the medical field. As part of the tour, students were able to visit several departments, including the surgical and maternity wings and the lab. Along the way, they met met nurses, technicians and other professionals.
Five students in the Advanced Manufacturing pathway went to Global Foundries in Malta, where they toured some of the silicon wafer fabrication facility and learned about internship and part-time job opportunities available to them as they progress toward their associate degrees.
A group of juniors interested in cybersecurity and information technology spent a day visiting the Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office in Albany.
Locally, three students who are pursuing their associate degree in business took a tour of the new Townsend Leather building on Grove Street in Johnstown, where the company’s offices are now located. While touring the renovated space, which the company calls The Stitch, the three students got an overview of Townsend’s company culture, products, clientele and business model.