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Career Closet established for Students

Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm
College establishes Career Closet

From Left to Right: Cara Moyer, Academic and Career Counselor; Jennifer Hale, YPA Board of Directors; Larry Brugh, Director of Career Planning and Employer Services; Michelle Maksymik, Executive Assistant to the President’s Office; and Tina Gibbons, YPA Board of Directors.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is happy to announce the College’s Career Closet is officially up and running. The Career Closet is located on the Richland Campus, in the Career Planning and Employer Services Office. The Career Closet is a great opportunity for students, allowing those in need of an interview or workplace outfit to have a year-round option to choose professional attire free of charge.

Sandy Schrum, Professor, Business Management, laid the foundation for this concept several years ago when organizing an annual college community drive to collect professional clothing for distribution to students in need. “Professor Schrum has been an avid supporter of our recent outreach and partnership efforts to expand and improve this concept. We are pleased to be able to provide this valuable service to our students with such great community enthusiasm and effort,” stated Larry Brugh, Director of Career Planning and Employer Services.

Recently, the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies (YPA) came on board to offer their organization as a pipeline in collecting professional clothing.

As sizes and the overall clothing supply will be available on a limited basis, Career Planning and Employer Services will be collaborating with the local PA WORKWEAR Program, operated by Goodwill Industries. PA WORKWEAR provides eligible individuals with interview outfits and work clothing at no charge. Eligibility is determined by the County Assistance Office or Department of Public Welfare. For more information, students may contact the County Assistance Office at 814.533.2491 or visit the office at 625 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901.

For more information on the Career Closet, please contact Career Planning and Employer Services at 814.262.3845 or careerservices@pennhighlands.edu. You can also visit the Career Closet on the Richland Campus, located at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.