HACC: Manufacturing Training Program

Are you a senior and unsure of your next steps?

Are you interested in obtaining a job with high skill and high wages? 

Did you know the average starting wage in manufacturing in Lancaster County is $13-$18 an hour?

With generous support from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, HACC’s Workforce Development Division is offering a free manufacturing training program to 20 graduating seniors in summer 2019. 

In six weeks, you will:

  •  Learn work readiness skills to get you a job-ready
  • Network with guest speakers from the Lancaster county manufacturing community
  • Obtain industry recognized credentials in OSHA safety and CPR/First Aid
  • Obtain a National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Be connected for prioritized interviews with local manufacturers

Classes will run Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM from June 17-July 12, 2019 at the HACC Lancaster campus.  Lunch is provided to all participants.

This program is limited to the first 20 applicants.

Eligible applicants should be on track to graduate, have reliable transportation to the HACC Lancaster Campus, and be 18 years old by June 17, 2019. 

  • Please email your school counselor before April 1st if you are interested in applying for this Manufacturing Training Program at HACC.  Applications will be located in the school counseling office.  *APPLICATIONS must be brought to the school counseling office before APRIL 3RD. 

Penn State PULSE Program

Applications for the PULSE Program at Penn State College of Medicine are open!

PULSE is a semester-long academic course for high schoolers passionate about the biomedical sciences taught at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The program aims to cultivate an interest in medicine, biomedical science, and healthcare systems science. Students can expect to learn like medical students through small, problem-based learning sessions, large group lectures, mentoring sessions, a tour of our research facilities, and an optional session in our human cadaver laboratory.

Interested students must submit an online application, a letter of recommendation, and an official transcript. The application and further instructions can be found on the Penn State University website at sites.psu.edu/hmcpulse.

This is a great learning experience and unique opportunity to collaborate with practicing physicians, medical students, and other high school students.

*Please come to the school counseling office to pick up a flyer if you are interested in this program.

High School Intern Summer Program: Exelon

Are you a High School Senior who has been accepted into a 4 year school pursuing a degree in an engineering field?

Exelon is currently seeking highly motivated High School Seniors for summer internships.  Paid internships will last approximately 10 weeks between June and August 2019.  Interns will work on projects designed to help them gain real-world, hands-on experience working independently under an assigned supervisor.

Positions currently available within the following Exelon Generation companies:

  • Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Delta, PA
  • Power Labs, Coatesville, PA

Please follow this link to apply: https://exeloncorp.taleo.net/careersection/exelon_external.mobile/jobdetail.ftl?job=216123&tz=GMT-05%3A00

*If you are interested, please apply ASAP if you are interested as selections will be made by the end of March.

Dual Enrollment Meeting Presentation

If you were not able to attend the Dual Enrollment meeting, or would like to look back at specific information from the presentation, please download this Dual Enrollment Presentation-Spring 2019 meeting document.

Dual Enrollment Forms are in the school counseling office. Please email Miss Fry elizabeth.fry@pennmanor.net or your school counselor if you have questions.

Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

10th and 11th grade:  Are you interested in completing college credits early?

The Dual Enrollment meeting for students interested in taking courses this FALL 2019 will be held during homeroom (10:20-11:20) Tuesday, March 5th in the LIBRARY.  A representative from Millersville and HACC will present information about Dual Enrollment courses.

* Students who have already taken a dual enrollment course need to attend this meeting if you are applying for a FALL 2019 course. This meeting will go over any updates to the dual enrollment process.

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Date: Tuesday, March 5th

Time: 10:20-11:20 (Homeroom)

Place: Library

Sign-up now or in the school counseling office

FAFSA Completion Night: Thursday, December 13th

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You and your parent/guardian are invited to attend the FAFSA completion lab on December 13th at 6pm in the high school library.  A representative from PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) will be here to assist in the completion and submission of your application for financial aid.  

Please have your parent email marjean.long@pennmanor.net to reserve a seat at the lab.

Things you will need to complete your FAFSA

·      FSA ID (Create at fsaid.ed.gov) You and your parent/guardian should each create one for electronically signing the FAFSA.  

·      Student Laptop

·      Social Security number

·      Driver’s license

·      W-2 Forms

·      Records of other untaxed income received, including workers’ compensation, child support, payments to tax deferred pension and saving plans.  

·      Your federal income tax return from the prior -prior year.

·      Your current bank statements and records of sticks, bonds and other               investments.

Thaddeus Stevens Early Enrollment Parent Meeting

Parents of 10th and 11th grade students: If you are interested in learning more information about your child attending Thaddeus Stevens full-day in 12th grade, please JOIN US for an early enrollment presentation by the assistant director of admissions.  Please call or email Beth Fry to RSVP.  Phone (717) 872-9520 Ext. 1817 Email: Elizabeth.fry@pennmanor.net

Date: Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Time: 5:15-5:45 pm 

Place: Library

College and Career Seminar: Workplace Safety and Related Careers

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The next program in our College and Career Seminar Series topic will be  “ Workplace Safety and Related Careers”. Dr. Mehdi Khalighi from the Applied Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health Program at  Millersville University will be the presenter on Wednesday, November 28th from 9:20-10:20 during block 2.  

This program is intended to raise awareness about workplace safety and health among students who are in or soon will be joining the workforce. Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Identifying hazards at work
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Identifying emergencies at work and deciding on the best ways to address them
  • How workers can communicate with others when they feel unsafe or threatened

Please join us for this time as Workplace Safety will benefit your present and future positions!  

Date: Wednesday, November 28th

Time:  9:20-10:20 during 2nd Block

Place: Auditorium

Sign-up: Now or in the School Counseling Office

Automotive Training Presentation

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If you are interested in automotive careers after high school, Mark Shouldis from the Automotive Training Center will be at Penn Manor HS to give a presentation on how being trained and having additional skills has a direct correlation to future success!  

Date: Monday, November 12th

Time: 8-9 am (During Block 1) 

Sign-Up: School Counseling Office 

Admission Decision Day 2018

 Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Wednensday, October 24th

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Deadline to apply to MU online, October 17th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code JBFWID19

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by October 17th

You do not need to pay the application fee.  Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee. Signing up online with the PMHS Counseling office for this event serves as your waiver.

What is Admissions Decision Day? 

Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application. Dress nicely for the event, you will be meeting with the admissions representatives. Dress to impress!

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.

Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org

Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.

**This is the same post Mrs. Wile added in August 2018.   

How to Start the College Search Process: October 24th, 2018

11th and 12th grade:  Are you interested in learning more about The Common Application, evaluating colleges, and writing a successful college essay?  

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This month…  

                                                                                                                                 Millersville University’s assistant director of admissions will present information about these topics and MORE during our College and Career Series on How to Start the College Search Process.  

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Time: 10:20-11:20 (homeroom)

Place: Library

Sign-up now or in the guidance office!  

Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting: Tuesday, October 30th

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Dual Enrollment

11th and 12th grade:  Are you interested in completing college credits early and saving money?

The Dual Enrollment meeting for students interested in taking a course this SPRING 2019 will be held during homeroom (10:20-11:20) this Tuesday, October 30th in the LIBRARY.  A representative from Millersville University and HACC will present information about dual enrollment courses.  

Date: Tuesday, October 30th

Time: 10:20-11:20 (homeroom)

Place: Library

Sign-up now or in the school counseling office!



Thaddeus Stevens Early Enrollment Presentation

If you are a 10th or 11th grade student interested in learning more information about attending Thaddeus Stevens full-day in 12th grade, please JOIN US for an early enrollment presentation by the assistant director of admissions.  

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Time: 10:20-11:20 am (Homeroom) 

Place: Library


Sign-up online or in the guidance office to receive a pass to come!




September Career Seminar

Careers in Food Manufacturing
Preparing for Entrance into the Workforce (Food Industry)     
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018   
Auditorium: 9:20-10:20

  • The counseling department will once again be sponsoring Career Seminars throughout the school year and the date for our first offering is fast approaching.   
  • The theme for the September Seminar is Careers in Food Manufacturing.
  • A representative from Turkey Hill will present to our classes and I look forward to having you there.  If you plan to attend or have questions please fill out and submit the google form.

Career Seminar Sign Up Link