Northern Tier Career Center Students Receive Scholarship Support from PS Bank
PS Bank is proud to sponsor a K-12 Career & Technology Scholarship, administered by Commonwealth Charitable Management, which is available for students in all 11 programs of study at the Northern Tier Career Center (NTCC). NTCC in Towanda, PA provides quality vocational-technical education to the youth and adults of Bradford County and the Northern Tier by providing a curriculum, facility, and faculty that is responsive to the needs of business, employment trends, and the students enrolled.
Programs offered at the school include Auto Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Mechanics, Diesel Mechanics, Building Construction, Mechanical Trades/HVAC, Machine Tool Technology, Welding, Cosmetology, Food Production and Management, and Pre-Nursing). This scholarship will help to cover student costs associated with successful participation in their programs of study, such as necessary safety gear, industry tools, and uniforms, as well as student membership fees for SkillsUSA competitions. With emphasis in Career and Technical Education (CTE) on both career pathways and college readiness, the scholarship also assists students in transitioning to the workforce or post-secondary education with industry certification fees. The scholarship has far reaching effects, as it is available to students from across 2 counties who have chosen to pursue a CTE career pathway at NTCC, which is owned and operated by all 8 districts in Bradford and Sullivan Counties; Athens, Canton, Northeast Bradford, Sayre, Sullivan County, Towanda, Troy, and Wyalusing. From cosmetology kits to steel toe boots, NTCC students will be equipped with the tools necessary for success.
The Northern Tier Career Center is only one of the educational programs with which PS Bank has partnered for the 2019-2020 school year. For the second consecutive year, PS Bank has contributed to the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by Commonwealth Charitable Management and the PA Department of Community & Economic Development. For the 2019-2020 academic year, PS Bank has donated $200,000 which will also provide tuition assistance to more than 200 students who attend tuition-based K-12 and preschool programs in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Established in 1914, PS Bank is an independent community bank with assets of $400 million. The Bank has eight branches throughout Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming, and Lackawanna counties, and has recently expanded into Susquehanna with the opening of a Loan Production Office in Montrose. “Our employees, officers, and directors are honored to provide tuition assistance to local students. Our partnership with the Northern Tier Career Center is an exciting opportunity to provide students enrolled in vocational-technical programs with the tools necessary for their success”, noted President and CEO, Anthony J. Gabello.
Commonwealth Charitable Management has administered the Educational Improvement Program since 2003 and works on behalf of donors to match them with students in need. Commonwealth Charitable Management Executive Director, Cristine Clayton stated, “We appreciate the support that PS Bank has provided in our area and are looking forward to working with their team. The bank is committed to providing educational opportunities to students in need and supporting their community.”