Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Receives Grant from PPL Foundation for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Programs
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is pleased to announce it has received a $35,000 grant from the PPL Foundation.
The funding will be used to outfit each of the student training stations in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology program laboratories with state-of-the-art HMIs, interfaces that connect via a network interface to PLCs/PACs (programmable logic controllers/programmable automation controllers). These are the same animated touchscreen machine interfaces used in manufacturing assembly lines to provide a graphic representation of a process in real time for operators, technicians, and engineers.
“As part of our mission, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology helps to enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvania residents by providing the hands-on education needed to fill in-demand jobs,” said Pedro A. Rivera, President of Thaddeus Stevens College. “This funding from the PPL Foundation will provide access to the same state of the art equipment students will see in the field, increasing employability skills, and impacting lifelong economic prosperity as individuals who graduate from these programs accept family-sustaining jobs.”
The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Thaddeus Stevens College was one of 12 organizations to be selected for a grant in the fall of 2021.
“We are continuously inspired by the caring, commitment and creativity of the many nonprofit organizations such as Thaddeus Stevens College, who make a lasting difference in our communities, and this year’s grant recipients are no exception. We’re proud to support their efforts,” said Ryan Hill, PPL Foundation president.