Educators from Elk and McKean Counties recently participated in an “Educator in the Workplace” event at Domtar Paper Mill. Educators toured the facility and worked with Domtar staff and administration throughout the day. Educators were able to learn about the career opportunities at the mill and how what they teach in the classroom is applied on the job. After the experience, educators agreed that they were excited to share what they learned with their students and were impressed with the many opportunities and benefits the company brings to the area. This event was offered in partnership through the Community Education Center’s DISCOVER Partnership and the Potter County Education Council’s Business and Education Connect Program. Both programs are aimed at creating an awareness about local opportunities and forming connections between educators and local companies. For more information or to participate in a similar event, contact the CEC at 781-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members and the general public are invited to the Bennetts Valley Senior Center on Wednesday, November 18th from 5:30pm-7:00pm to celebrate the debut of their recent project “Portraits in Objects and Tales: A Show and Tell of Days Gone By in Bennett’s Valley.” Over the past few months, Author PJ Picirillo and photographer Molly O’Brien have teamed up with the members of the Bennetts Valley Senior Center to reminisce about early life in Bennetts Valley. The residents shared tales and objects that reminded them of the past, and the artists assisted the seniors in documenting their stories through artwork that includes essays and photos. The seniors and artists invite you to view their artwork and join them on the evening of the 18th as they share their tales and objects and reminisce about “Days Gone by” in Bennetts Valley. No RSVP is necessary.
This project was made possible by the Arts in Education (AIE) Program. The AIE Program supports artist teacher partnerships, facilitates artist residencies in schools and social service agencies and provides professional development to teachers and artists to integrate the arts into the classroom curriculum.
The Arts in Education Partnership is a program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The Arts in Education Partnership is administered in this region by Erie Arts & Culture.
Over 100 students from all area high schools in Elk and Cameron Counties participated in this year’s High School Engineering Day. Students began the day at Elk County Catholic High School, the event host, where they participated in activities lead by local engineers. Students then headed to local companies to see engineering in action. SGL Carbon Company, Keystone Powdered Metal Company, Metaldyne’s Ridgway and St. Marys facilities and GKN Sinter Metals all hosted students. This program was funded in part by a grant from the Palumbo Foundation and was offered through the Community Education Center’s DISCOVER Partnership, a business and education partnership aimed at creating an awareness about local opportunities and forming connections between students and local companies. For more information or to participate in a similar event, contact the CEC at 781-3437 or email@example.com.
The Community Education Center, together with business,