Matthew R. Bean

Matthew R. Bean, McElhattan, a student in manufacturing engineering technology, is a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s SkillsUSA team that finished first in the Pennsylvania Leadership and Skills Conference and now moves on to the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in June in Louisville, Ky.

“I feel great about the students’ performance at the state competition. It goes to show how well prepared the students are from their respective fields and how great our instructors are here at the college,” said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college’s SkillsUSA adviser. “I’m excited for the students going to the national competition in Louisville. I have every confidence they will put their best performance forward.”

This year’s performance raises to 154 the number of Penn College students who have gone on to national competition over the years; 43 have won medals there.