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From Classroom to Construction Site: What to Expect in Lackawanna College’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Lackawanna College’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program offers a hands-on and comprehensive construction education that can set you on the path to a successful career in the construction field. With a strong emphasis on practical learning and hands-on experience, this program equips students with the proficiency, knowledge and confidence to excel in entry-level construction jobs. This […]

Lackawanna College Student Entrepreneur Wins tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition

Lackawanna College Student Entrepreneur Tom Ohop, and his company Sensify won the 21st tecBRIDGE business plan competition. Tom Ohop, with help from student volunteers Matthew Guse and Joseph McLaughlin, made history being the first team from Lackawanna College to win in the collegiate division of the competition. The prize for winning the business plan competition […]

McDonald’s Sponsors Lackawanna College’s Cybersecurity Lab

The Lackawanna College Cybersecurity program received a sponsorship from McDonald’s for its lab in the upcoming Center for Technology Innovation (CTI). “It’s super empowering and exciting for the future home of our CTI building and this sponsorship is going to make a difference for us to give back to the students who will then give […]

As food insecurity on college campuses soars, local schools meet needs

Leslie Napolitano juggles motherhood, a job and classes at Luzerne County Community College. An in-school food pantry ensures she always has enough food to feed herself and her family. “The support is huge,” the 36-year-old Coaldale resident said. “Food insecurity is a real thing when you have kids. This is wonderful.” Cans of soup, boxes […]

Lackawanna College Hazleton Center Awarded Grant from Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Launching New Construction Program

Lackawanna College received $377,097.61 from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as part of the PAsmart Building, Supporting and Expanding Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in the Building and Construction Trades Grant. The funding will be used to establish the Lackawanna College Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program at the Lackawanna College Hazleton Center. “We are thrilled […]

Congressman Dan Meuser Promotes Lackawanna College PNG Program and New Technology Center at Roundtable Event

Congressman Dan Meuser hosted a roundtable event advocating the success of Lackawanna College Tunkhannock Center’s School of Petroleum & Natural Gas (PNG) with industry leaders and explained how the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) can be significant for success in local communities. “Lackawanna College is about taking care of business today with education, increasing skill […]

Lackawanna College Police Academy Hosts Governor Josh Shapiro to Discuss Police Recruitment Proposal

Lackawanna College’s Police Academy hosted Governor Josh Shapiro to discuss his public safety budget proposal and plan to recruit more police officers in Pennsylvania. “This is the place I wanted to come to speak specifically about some of our workforce challenges, especially when it comes to recruiting municipal police officers and state troopers over the […]

Lackawanna College’s Robotics Program Announces Amatrol Partnership

Lackawanna College’s Robotics & Integrated Technologies Program partners with Amatrol and Allegheny Education Systems. The partnership allows the Center for Technology Innovation’s Robotics & Integrated Technologies Program students to receive hands-on experience with Amatrol equipment such as robotics, automation systems, industrial electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and many more. “This partnership will assist our students […]

Addressing Food Insecurity is a Priority for Some Local Colleges and Universities

Exam scores, assignment deadlines, final grades and internships are not the only stressors some college students face. “Statistics out there that show 1/3 of college students struggle with [food] insecurities and potentially drop out of school,” said Dan LaMagna, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Student Engagement at Lackawanna College. “We want to be able to […]

Interested In a Top Paying Cannabis Career? Our Cannabis Professional Certificate Can Help!

As more and more states decriminalize cannabis, the market continues to grow, and demand for qualified cannabis professionals increases. Employment is up 33% from 2021. And the pay outlook is good: the average starting wage is $42,000, while it can go as high as an average of $256,300 per year for vice presidents for cultivation. […]