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15 November 2017

HACC Creates New Partnerships, Plans Massage Therapy Open House

Current news from HACC, Nov. 15, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. - HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news as well as upcoming events available to the community, including:

  • Apprenticeship Programs Benefit Employers, Community and Economy
  • HACC Forms Partnership to Offer High-Quality Continuing Education
  • Massage Your Interests into a Career

Apprenticeship Programs Benefit Employers, Community and Economy
HARRISBURG, Pa. – In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is proud to announce its partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and two new apprenticeship programs.
HACC’s Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program is the first of its kind in the commonwealth. It was first registered in February 2017. Classes will be offered at all five HACC campuses in 2018. The 18-month program teaches entry-level individuals how to set up, operate, monitor and control production equipment.
The first IMT cohort started in July 2017 at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus with employee partner Hain Pure Protein, and at HACC’s Lancaster Campus with Ames Reese. Godshall’s Quality Meats in Lebanon is the first Lebanon County manufacturer to contract with HACC to hire two workers who will be trained through the IMT Apprenticeship Program.
HACC is partnering with High Hotels, Ltd., an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC, to offer the Hotel Associate Apprenticeship Program. Classes are scheduled to begin at HACC in 2018. Students can choose from two 4,000-hour tracks – general manager or associate – and will learn core concepts in the hospitality industry, including hotel operations, customer service and food and beverage management.
“Our collaboration wouldn’t be possible without the dynamic leadership at the College,” said Kathy Prime, chief learning and talent development officer for High Company LLC, which oversees the High Hotels pilot. “What’s so exciting about this pilot is the opportunity people will have to change their economic status while fueling local economic development.”
Both apprenticeship programs are designed to help fill the void of skilled employees that are needed in Central Pennsylvania and beyond. Graduates of HACC’s apprenticeship programs will immediately be ready for entry-level employment and will also be positioned to move upward in their chosen field.   
Abigail Peslis, director of corporate and business services in HACC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division, said, “The beauty of apprenticeship is that it merges on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Students are earning and learning, which means they can provide for their families while they learn new skills that aid them in moving up in the world of manufacturing.”
Both the IMT and hotel associate apprenticeship programs allow students to articulate credits toward an associate degree from HACC.
Interested students can learn more by contacting Abigail Peslis at 717-221-1325 or

HACC Forms Partnership to Offer High-Quality Continuing Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, announces a new strategic partnership with McDevitt and Kline, LLC (M&K) to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes to certified public accountants and attorneys. Through a joint effort with M&K – a nationally recognized, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy-approved continuing education provider – HACC will host 10 seminars and 20 webinars beginning in February 2018. 

M&K utilizes a collaborative business model and cutting-edge technology to deliver high-quality continuing education. In addition, M&K has a tradition of offering interesting course content, which incorporates the latest empirical research on teaching methods and knowledge creation. 

Through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division, HACC develops partnerships with leading employers in the region to offer high-quality classes that meet the needs of today’s workforce.

Professionals may visit for more information and to register.

Massage Your Interests into a Career

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is hosting an informational open house on its Massage Therapy Program at the Harrisburg Campus Nov. 20, 2017, from 6-7 p.m. in the John N. Hall Technology Center, Room 201.

HACC’s Massage Therapy Program is designed to give students exposure to a variety of massage methods. It teaches students the balance between technique, caring for others and self-care.

“You cannot put money on what I learned in the HACC Massage Therapy Program,” said Jennifer Kindreck, HACC student.

Students receive 115 hours of hands-on experience throughout the 900-hour program, which includes day and evening courses on either HACC’s Harrisburg or York campuses. Financial aid is available to students who qualify.
Careers in massage therapy are in high demand, allowing graduates to work in a medical office, spa or their own private practice. To determine the start-to-finish cost of this program, please visit

Please call Nina Kottcamp at 717-221-1386 to reserve your seat for the open house.

For further information or general inquiries, please email This is the most effective way to ensure a timely response.
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