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May 7, 2018 Lancaster Mayor to Speak at Central Penn College

Lancaster City Mayor Danene Sorace will address students at Central Penn College’s Lancaster Center on Tuesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m.

The mayor will speak on the vital role that institutions of higher learning play in transforming lives by offering flexible degree programs. She will focus on the importance of workforce development and her push for secure incomes.

“For 14 years, Central Penn College has been a valuable partner to the city of Lancaster and the surrounding area,” said Mayor Sorace. “Our residents appreciate having such a quality educational resource conveniently located in the community.”

Central Penn College opened the Lancaster Center in 2004 due to the increased demand for career-focused continuing education in Lancaster County and other nearby areas. Since that time, more than 900 students have taken courses at this location.

With the flexibility of evening and online classes, Central Penn College has worked to partner with local educational institutions such as Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Harrisburg Area Community College. These partnerships have provided an opportunity for their graduates to earn their bachelor’s degree while entering the workforce at the same time. 

“Due to today’s busy lifestyles and the need for lifelong learning, more and more residents are taking advantage of the educational opportunities offered at our Lancaster location,” said Amber Kreger, director of the Lancaster Center.

“Our students are excited to hear from a community leader who is such a strong advocate for workforce development,” added Kreger.

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