For Future Military Academy Students: PA American Legion Keystone Boys State

Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State is a unique week long summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government.

This is a one-week leadership summer program from June 18 – June 24 which helps to develop leadership and pride in American citizenship. Students eligible to participate in this program should have completed their junior year.

If you are a student interested in the military academy this is one of the best opportunities to enhance your application.

You can find application procedures and additional information at The application is due in mid-may.

Also, Look for PA Girls State next year, applications are due in April; if interested, visit the link here:

Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

The HACC, Lancaster campus will be hosting one of the inaugural Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship classes starting June 2017! This Apprenticeship program, is the first certified in the Commonwealth. It is a hybrid registered apprenticeship program that provides production workers with the knowledge and competencies needed in the advanced manufacturing environment.

What does this program encompass?

  • 18-month (or 3,000 hour) apprenticeship program, individuals are trained to
  • Set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment
  • Help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements
  • Understand manufacturing as a business system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders
  • Efficiently and safely manage raw materials and consumables

There is an Information Session, Tuesday, May 9, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the HACC Lancaster Campus, East Building, Room 202. This will be a great opportunity for students and their parents to meet with the program director to learn about this program, and find out about the local companies who are already on board and are ready hire!

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email: Lauren Holubec, Director, Manufacturing and Logistics: or 717-736-4212.


Workforce bound & Undecided Senior Seminar

The School Counseling Department will be hosting a four-part students heading directly to the workforce and seniors who are undecided on a plan for after graduation.  This Seminar series for the Class of 2017. As this is your final semester as a high school student at Penn Manor, we want to provide relevant job search skills and resources necessary for you to have a successful journey beyond high school. If you don’t think you’re interested in the linear four-year college pathway, become an active participant in the Senior Seminar to learn about other options and career tools available to you.


All four parts will be held in the High School Library during homeroom from 10:30am – 11:20am.

Part 1 – Wednesday, April 12, 2017: Job Search via Social Media

      • Ms. Haines will be explaining how to use fundamental pieces of CareerCruising to better assist you in your career search.
      • Have your resume and computer with you as we go through a live tutorial on how to update your paper resume into a live web-document on LinkedIn.
      • Learn what online platforms are available for you to discover employment opportunities and how to submit your information on these databases.

Part 2 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017: Resume Builder

      • Mrs. Wile will demonstrate the essential components of a resume and why it is so important in finding a career.
      • You will expand your CareerCrusing resume to create a document that sets you apart from other candidates applying for jobs.

Part 3 – Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Career Fair

      • Come meet with professionals from Conestoga View, High Steel LLC, Willow Valley, Warfel Construction, and D.H. Funk & Sons LLC.
      • Participate in conversations with these recruiters to discuss potential job opportunities and qualifications.
      • Bring your resume so they remember you!

Part 4 – Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Resource Fair

      • Come meet with professionals from organizations in Lancaster County including:
        • Adult CTC
        • HAAC: will be promoting certification programs and remedial courses
        • CareerLink: will be promoting their Ready2Work program
        • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology: will be promoting their 9-month certificate degree programs
        • Military

Please, register for these events here:

PACAC College Fair at Millersville University

If you would like to visit and meet with representatives from colleges and technical schools, we have an awesome opportunity for you! Millersville University is hosting a regional college fair with over 150 schools. This event is FREE for Penn Manor students. We will meet at 9:00am in the Cafeteria.

Information on: Colleges, trade schools, military, career options, financial aid, and scholarships

When: March 16th, 2017

Where: On Campus at Millersville University

Students have two options:

  • Go to the fair only from 9:20- 10:30
  • Stay and take a tour of Millersville University’s campus from 10:30- 11:30 – you will need a packed lunch

Even if you have ZERO interest in MU it would be great to take a tour so that you learn what to ask on a tour, and what to look for when taking a tour.

Register here:

Review which schools/organizations are attending here: Lancaster Regional College Fair Organizations


Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

There is a free summer camp, at Point Park University’s campus, available for qualified sophomore, junior, and senior high school students interested in accounting. The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) will take place from SUNDAY, JUNE 25 – FRIDAY, JUNE 30.

The goal of ACAP, which is part of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., is to increase the understanding of accounting career opportunities among high school students in underrepresented minority groups. Through ACAP, students throughout the United States have received educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.

The field of accounting has been identified as one of the fastest growing professions according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Yet studies have shown that there has been declining enrollment in accounting and finance among minority students.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Apply here!


High School Academy Career Edge Program

This summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies will offer high school students the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world. NYU | SPS’s summer program is one-week long, allowing students to explore career options and gain a competitive edge when applying for college. This summer program offers over 30 study options to choose from. The application deadline is July 1st.

For program details and applications, visit:

For additional information, email: or call 212-998-7006

Lebanon Valley College: Actuarial Science Summer Camp

Do you have an interest in mathematics and finances? Are you a high school senior who wants to learn more about a potential profession using these skills? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

Lebanon Valley College is hosting a one-week Actuarial Science Summer Camp. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk.

This is a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. It’s also great for students who like business and have a strong understanding in math.

The application deadline is March 15th, 2017.

For more information about the Actuarial Science Camp, click here

For application details, follow this link

If you are interested in financial aid for this program, click here

Check out what the summer camp schedule would look like by clicking here



Penn State Mini-Medical School

Are you interested in a career in the healthcare field or do you have a general interest in health related issues? If so, check out the Penn State Mini Medical School. This program is held every Thursday evening in March from 6-9 in the Edward P. Junker III Auditorium at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. There is no cost for this event, but enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the counseling office to receive more details.

March 7: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) In Medical Education

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Observe students working on PBL

March 14: Addiction

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Learning about substance abuse disorders in the hospital setting
  • Treatment and challenges that come with addiction
  • Advocacy and Partnerships with addiction

March 21: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Hear from several medical doctors.
  • Learning about the science revolving around HPV
  • Studies on HPV
  • Clinical changes and new insight revolving around HPV

March 28: Healthy Living

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Helping people make changes to their lifestyle that may be difficult
  • Looking at the question, “Can Exercise help prevent cancer?”

Pre-registration information:

  • Place yourself on the registration “waitlist” if they are over capacity

(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness 

A new way to find SUCCESS after high school!
Are you interested in learning about the true path to career readiness? If so, on Wednesday February 15, at 6:30pm, there is a FREE event designed to help students gain a competitive advantage in the new economy. This event will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

In this FREE presentation, “(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century,” national career strategist Dr. Kevin Fleming offers clear steps that will give you a competitive advantage. Technical skills are the new currency. Do you have a plan to acquire them without breaking the bank? Get on the path to success in the new economy!
⇒ The event is FREE and open to the public.
⇒ Parents and students in Grades 7-11 are encouraged to attend. All ages are welcome.
⇒ Come for a chance to win 1 of 3 Full Tuition Scholarships to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology!

Thaddeus Stevens will also be drawing names for 3 full tuition scholarships. Winners of either the Tuition Scholarship must be in attendance at the event to redeem the prize!

NEW! HACC and Lancaster CTC Adult Programs will also be giving away scholarships!!!

Register here:

See the website below for more information on the event:


Harrisburg University’s Summer Exploration Camps

Harrisburg University is holding Summer STEM Exploration camps. These camps are for students entering high school through 12th grade graduates. The camps are held as “all day” events. Check out the website for additional information:

Below is a brochure that offers greater details on each camp and costs.

Summer Exploration Camp

Job Shadowing Panel

The Lancaster Workforce Investment Board is sponsoring FOUR Career Shadowing opportunities for Lancaster County Students. 

Why a panel?

  • These panels include those occupations that are difficult to shadow due to safety or confidentiality concerns.
  • The job shadowing panels include a group of industry professionals that will share their experiences and answer questions about their occupations.


All panels run from 9-11 AM

The Human Services panel will meet on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in room 3 at Liberty Place; 313 W Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

The Police/Firefighter/EMT panel will meet on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Center; 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

The Construction panel will meet on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Association of Builders and Contractors; Rapho Business Park 135 T-801 Shellyland Rd. Manheim PA 17545 exit 772 off of 283

  • After the panel students will observe apprenticeship classes

The Industrial/Production/Logistics panel will meet on will be held in room 101 at 1020 New Holland Ave on Friday, March 10, 2017.

What do you need to do to register?

See Mrs. Ostrowski in the counseling office if you plan to attend one of the above sessions.  She will submit your name so you are registered.  You will need to arrange your own transportation and you will need to submit an excuse from your parent/guardian upon your return to school.

Email with questions.

Medical Assistant Career Exploration

The Consolidated School of Business is now offering a Medical Assistant Career Exploration at no cost to you. Students eligible for this program include any high school sophomore, junior, or senior who might be interested in the medical field. You will learn the basics required to work as a Medical Assistant.

This program will cover:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Taking Vitals
  • First Aid
  • Urinalysis Study

There are limited seats available. Stop by the school counseling office for paperwork to reserve a seat by March 3, 2017.

2017 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences

Current juniors have an exciting summer experience they can attend! The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences is a month long intensive science experience that immerses students in classes and research. Students will be paired with a research mentor and partnered with their peers on an intensive research experience. Students will hone their content knowledge along with enhancing their critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and collaboration skills.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences is held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on July 2, 2017 through August 5, 2017. The application deadline has been extended to February 15, 2017.

Follow the link below for the application:

Pennsylvania Governor School’s student application

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences website provides greater details about the experience for students, educators, and families

For more information call (412) 268-6669 or email

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise

Are you a junior? Are you in business class? Are you considering some kind of career in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, or banking? If you answered yes, then the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise is for you.

This event will allow you to experience a college campus over your summer break AND if you attend, you will receive a scholarship to Penn Tech or Lycoming College. The final deadline to apply is April 7th. This is a significant experience to talk about in your college applications. Come into the school counseling office to pick up more paperwork on the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise.

Access additional information on Pennsylvania Free Enterprise at

Gettysburg College STEM Scholars Program

Gettysburg College STEM Scholars Program has an exciting scholarship opportunity. With help from a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, they are offering a STEM scholarship program for students interested in STEM fields such as Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. There will be a STEM Scholars Information Session held during their Senior Open House on January 30.

STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans, and have the opportunity to:

  • Attend a STEM-focused pre-orientation workshop with other STEM Scholars.
  • Enroll in an exclusive First-Year Seminar taught by STEM faculty.
  • Participate in bi-monthly luncheons with STEM faculty and a variety of learning activities on and off campus.
  • Take advantage of various STEM offerings, including faculty-student research, peer-mentoring, preferential residence in Gettysburg College’s Science House, and internship opportunities with industrial partners.

The deadline for Regular Decision admission (using the Common Application) is January 15, and students should file both the CSS Financial Aid Profile and FAFSA by January 15.

Visit the website, which also has a link to the application. As mentioned above, Gettysburg College will be holding a special STEM Scholar focused session during their January Open House. Interested STEM Scholar-eligible students should sign up here.