$140,000 donation supports college’s new Center for Advanced Technologies, student scholarships
BRISTOL, Pa (December 2022) – Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank in eastern Pennsylvania, is investing in local workforce development with $140,000 donation to support Bucks County Community College’s new state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Technologies building and programs at the College’s Gene & Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks in Bristol, PA. The bank’s contribution will support scholarships and workforce development programs, and will play a direct role in the future successes of Bucks students.
The 28,000 sqft building offers manufacturing and industrial skills courses with a focus on professional development for incumbent workers and workforce training programs for job seekers. The Center houses the College’s highly successful manufacturing pre-apprenticeship programs, in addition to a new welding program, CDL training, industrial safety, and soon to come, building and construction trades pre-apprenticeship and HVAC programs. In addition, the Center offers online workforce training in Microsoft Office Technology, Bookkeeping with Quickbooks, and ESL (English as a Second Language). New programs are planned in robotics, public safety drone training, and 3D printing.