The mission of the Mercer County Career Center is to equip students with marketable skills through effective Career and Technical Education. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Career Center’s, formerly Mercer County Area Vocational-Technical School, inaugural class and they have been consistently updating and introducing new programs that show their commitment to preparing students for current and future careers with hands-on experience remains the same. This August, MCCC launced a new Welding Technology program.
Focusing on Manufacturing, which accounts for nearly 17% of the county’s employment, MCCC has Electronics Technology and Precision & Production Metals programs for high school students to gain knowledge and skills with an emphasis in machining, welding, sheet metal fabrication, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics and computer programming, digital logic circuits and amplifiers/linear integrated circuits. Areas are taught through a competency-based delivery system using hands-on assignments to develop technical skills. Through a variety of projects, students will be able to plan, setup up & operate CNC machines, read blueprints and manufacture and assemble metals.
For more informaiton, please visit their website at www.mccc.tec.pa.us/index.cfm