The Johnsonian Winter 2010 : Page 1

JOHNSONIAN THE Ribbon Cut and New HVAC Program Added On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, faculty, staff, students, and community friends gathered to celebrate Johnson College’s new Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Building with a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Ground was broken for the HVAC building in November 2007 and many Johnson College Alumni worked on the project. 2009 marked the first year for the program, which is aimed at providing students with the skills needed for entry-level positions in the installing, repairing and troubleshooting various heating and cooling equipment. “There is an industry need and we are proud to be here responding to that need,” explained Dominick Carachilo ’82, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The inaugural HVAC class registered enrollment continued, page 3 Pictured: Johnson College HVAC Class of 2011; Adam Turner, HVAC Department Chair; Johnson College; Dominick Carachilo, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Johnson College; Donald Kalina, Chairman of the Board, Johnson College and Partner, Highland Associates; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, President and CEO, Johnson College; Kevin Coolican ‘85, L.R. Costanzo Construction Services Johnson College Chosen as One of Six to Provide Weatherization Training In October 2009, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that $1.1 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds would be used to train a weatherization workforce. Johnson College was chosen as one of only six weatherization training providers in the state of Pennsylvania. The College received a grant of $132,000 to service twelve counties in Northern and Eastern Pennsylvania. As one of the funding recipients, Johnson College will help Pennsylvania identify, train and certify workers to complete high-quality energy reduction, conservation and weatherization activities in approximately 29,000 single- and multi-family homes across the state. From left to right: Paul Caruso, Simplex Industries, Inc.; Marie Allison, Director of Continuing Education, Johnson College; David Pistner,Weatherization Training Director, PA Department of Labor & Industry; David Boniello ‘84, Simplex Industries, Inc.; Dominick Carachilo ‘82, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Johnson College Johnson College will be providing all training courses at Simplex Industries, Inc. Marie Allison, Director of Continuing Education, comments, “We are thrilled by the continued, page 4 3427 NORTH MAIN AVENUE  SCRANTON, PA 18508 New Diesel Certificate Program Announced The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has approved a new credit- based diesel maintenance certificate program at Johnson College. The Diesel Preventative Maintenance Technician Program prepares students to enter the workforce ready to perform routine repair procedures, preventative maintenance, and safety applications. Graduates work as brake technicians, perform routine maintenance, and make general repairs. Employers might include truck, farm, and earth-moving equipment dealerships, trucking companies, truck service centers, engine repair/machine shops, truck equipment distributors, and continued, page 4 Winter 2010 Johnson College Open……………..2 Scholarship Luncheon………...5 Golf Sponsors……6 Alumni…………...8 Career Fair……….9 Moffat Renovations…….10 JC in the Community…..…11

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