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New Central Park Facility designed to help Downtown Residents explore College Options

Posted October 10, 2017 at 8:41 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, in an effort to help downtown Johnstown residents find career success, has leased 3,116 square feet of first floor space in the Park Building, located on the corner of Main Street and Gazebo Park.

The Central Park location will serve as a community resource to provide college exploration, college preparation and career planning. The College’s goal is to provide a connection for individuals to help discover successful paths to higher education.

The facility will be equipped to provide workforce training on an as-needed basis depending on the needs of downtown businesses. And, a study center will be available to currently enrolled students as a safe and supportive location to complete coursework.

“Downtown residents are vital parts of this city and region,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President. “We want them to flourish. Penn Highlands is committed to providing assistance and access to the services they need to earn an education and career. This facility is their first step.”

The College’s new lease consists of a five-year term with two additional five-year options. Penn Highlands looks to open this facility in the fall to the public.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has five locations throughout the region: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.