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CCTI students learn about trade school

Students at Carbon Career & Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe learned about a unique opportunity in pursuing advanced education in a trade career.

Nahfees Akbar, admissions associate at Williamson College of the Trades, gave a presentation at the technical high school on Tuesday.

Williamson is an all-male college, which typically brings in approximately 100 freshmen each year. Next year will mark the largest incoming class ever, featuring 124 students. This is due to an addition of a new electrical program added to the college.

Having this opportunity is a life-changing opportunity for these students, estimating that they receive about $100,000 for their three years when attending Williamson.

Williamson is located on a 220 acre campus in Media, Delaware County. The college’s core values are: Faith, integrity, diligence, excellence, and service. Its mission prepares deserving young men to be respected leaders and productive members of society. To accomplish the mission, Williamson gratuitously provides students with academic, trade, technical, moral and religious education, and a living environment based on the Judeo-Christian perspective that fosters the values of faith, integrity, diligence, excellence, and service.

All students attend on full scholarships that cover tuition, room, board, and textbooks. Students pay entrance costs for personal items, annual fees for certain equipment and books that they retain for personal use, and annual fees for breakage and yearbook.

Students must follow the college’s regulations, policies, and procedures as described in the Student Handbook, including assisting in food service operations and campus maintenance.

It offers Division 2 athletics and many other activities. A prospective student must be unmarried with no children. A high school diploma or GED is needed.

Williamson is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the Division of Program Services of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to confer the Associate in Specialized Technology Degree.

Nahfees Akbar, admissions associate, talks to the students at CCTI, and presented them with information about Williamson College of the Trades. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO