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First SEE Event Held at Vo-Tech

Businesses and students came together at the Venango Technology Center (Vo-Tech) in May for the first Student Employment Event (SEE). This wasn’t a typical job fair—it was held for businesses currently hiring and students looking for employment currently or soon.

More than 20 businesses and 100 students attended, and many students scheduled filled out applications and/or scheduled interviews at the event.

“We appreciate all who were involved with planning and carrying out the SEE event,” said Terri Williams, guidance counselor at Franklin High School. “Early feedback from employers and students was very positive!”

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s June 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

PFEW Breakfast Highlights Student Experiences

venango2At a breakfast held by the Chamber on Wednesday, November 7, at Venango Technology Center, 14 students from local schools gave testimony to their experience at Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). Scott Lee, VP of Marketing for PFEW, led the discussion by giving a brief overview and then prompting the students to share their own stories.

“PFEW is life changing,” one student said, while many nodded in agreement. The students expressed that while the week had it’s challenges, they each learned valuable skills about business, communication, time management, and building interpersonal relationships.

One of the students in attendance shared a moving story about how her week at PFEW influenced her. She said when she returned to school this year, she noticed students eating alone at lunch and invited them to Venango3sit with her. They are now friends of hers and are more involved in the school community. She credited her change in perspective to one of the speakers they were introduced to at PFEW.

Seeing the difference that the week-long summer program made in these local students’ lives was enough to make you want to get involved yourself. For more information on PFEW and how you can volunteer, visit


This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s December 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.