-Dr. Lori Bechtel-Wherry, Chancellor
Dr. Charles Prijatelj, Altoona Area School District
The Talent Pipeline
Attracting, creating and retaining talented people at all levels is our highest priority. Simply put, we want you!!! (and your friends…whoever they are…and your family…whatever that may look like).
Blair County is home to Penn State Altoona and just a short drive away from Penn State University Park. Blair County’s eight School Districts consistently rank in the top 10 percent statewide and are always reinventing themselves. STEAM program development has been and remains a top focus. New school building projects are underway to further ensure the spaces within the walls serve the needs of future generation teaching methods and demands.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has developed solid matriculation agreements in many areas with Penn State Altoona and our neighboring institutions of higher education. Industry is always at the table to ensure what is being taught is what is actually needed in the real world.
But don’t take it from us…ask the students. See what they think. That is the best referral I think we can get.
Sarah Vogel, The Clay Cup
Passing the Torch…
A person once said that the older you get, the easier it is to live in the present and the past. The future is for a next generation. And from what we can tell, the future appears to be a pretty cool place.
Many of our mountain main street businesses and owned and operated by those under 40 – First Frontier Pioneers we like to call them. They are just as likely to set up a business in a coffee shop than to join one already in progress. They see challenges are mere forks in the road. For those who find themselves searching for a place like ours, we want that road to lead here to Blair County .
Our Blair County Young Professional community is growing and joining with others to create new opportunities and connections. Whether you are a “Boomerang, Never Left, With Him or Her or a First Arrival,” we say, welcome home, or back or just welcome.
Contact our First Frontier Concierge Brittany Solomon to get connected. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
John Russel, InspectionGO
Say Hello. Reacquaint. Get Connected.
Stand out. Join in. Hike. Bike. Dance. Climb. Ski. Paddle. Whatever it is you do or would like to, become part of our Valley and Mountain community. We want you here and we want you to stay. That’s why we assembled the following active links to organizations, events, ride clubs and such just to get the ball rolling. You can take it from here.
If you have any questions about what exists or would like to create something new, contact your Welcome Sherpa Stephen McKnight at email@example.com.