Tech Talk with Johnson College Podcast – Episode 3 Now Live

Tech Talk with Johnson College Podcast Episode 3, “The Job Demand and Who is Qualified for those Careers?” is live. Listen as Dr. Katie Leonard continues her conversation with Teri Ooms, Executive Director at The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development.

The path to a successful career is not one straight track. Dr. Katie Leonard and Teri Ooms discuss the endless opportunities available to students today and what the future holds for in-demand careers.

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Our guest Teri Ooms is responsible for all facets of research,organizational strategy, and management at The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development. Teri is an active principal investigator in all Institute research. She has been nationally recognized as a leader in regional economic development. She turned that skill into a research institute to help other regions develop and prosper. Her strategic skills have allowed The Institute to expand its services to the private and non-profit sectors for research and analysis in community health needs assessments, strategic planning, market and feasibility studies, and economic impact analysis. Ooms’ leadership has expanded The Institute’s work to other states. Under her direction, The Institute has completed over 100 client and community based studies. These studies have resulted in new jobs, new programs, sustained initiatives, and new legislation throughout Pennsylvania and in New York.

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Johnson College Faculty Prints and Donates PPE Equipment to Local Hospitals

Johnson College’s Advanced Manufacturing Program Director Cole Goldstein printed face shields at his home studio to donate to local hospitals.

Chief Administrative Officer Mike Novak received an article from Maureen Brennan of Crew Systems about how individual Makers can create small quantities of shields using open source 3-D printing files and donate them to medical facilities. Novak, said, “The idea behind this is that although one person can only make a small amount of PPE, if multiple makers are creating that same amount, it will make a dent in the urgent need for this type of PPE in the medical field.”

Novak coordinated with Goldstein, who was already interested in starting this project. Working with PLA Plastic material that is used in 3-D printing classes at the College and industry-grade Polycarbonate from Grainger, Goldstein printed 100 masks total to donate. Goldstein delivered masks to Regional Hospital of Scranton and Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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Student Featured on Capitol Connection

Capitol Connection was on hand to capture Senator John P. Blake’s recent tour of the Tobyhanna Army Depot. The program highlighted Johnson College’s Electronics Partnership and current Electronic Technology student Dave Krysko ‘11, of Scranton, is featured.

To check out the show, click here. The episode is called “The Jobs Picture.”

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Pictured: Dave Krysko ’11 (left) with Senator John P. Blake (right) at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Photos obtained from Senator John P. Blake’s Facebook page.

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CMC Establishes Scholarship for Radiologic Technology Students

The CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Student Scholarship Fund Committee has established a scholarship for students in Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Program.

The CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Student Scholarship will be awarded to two first-year Radiologic Technology students. The funds will give a generous financial boost to those who wish to attend the College.

Funding of the scholarship will be provided from contributions made through the Annual Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament.

Twenty-one years ago, Rich Vinansky started the Annual CMC Employee Golf Tournament. After Mr. Vinansky passed away, his colleagues and friends took the reins, renaming the event the Annual Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament

Jay Kurilla and Jim Lopatka serve as Co-Chairs for the Tournament. This new scholarship was established because those involved wished to see the proceeds from the event go to a worthy cause. Mr. Kurilla expressed, “We felt that it would be a great tribute to our friend to donate in his memory for education of future Technologists.”

Jane Maas, MS, RT, Radiologic Technology Department Chairperson, states, “On behalf of the Radiologic Technology Program and its students, I would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Student Scholarship Fund Committee for presenting this award. Their foresight and generosity will greatly assist both present and future recipients of the scholarship in achieving their goals.”

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Jay Kurilla, Co-Chair of the Annual CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament; Joan Bonczek B.S. R.T., Clinical Coordinator/Instructor for Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Program; Katie Leonard, Johnson College’s Director of Institutional Advancement; Jane Maas, MS, RT, Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Department Chairperson; Barbara Bossi, R.N., CMC’s Vice President of Patient Care Services; Jim Lopatka, Co-Chair of the Annual CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament

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