The Challenge Program, Inc.'s Newsletter
April 2019

First Federal Bank: Mock Car Buying Experience

Part 1

Part 1: First Federal presented to high school seniors, at Carmichaels HS in their consumer math class! Credit, car loans, and interest rates were discussed in the presentation. Students began researching vehicles for a mock car buying experience.

Part 2

Part 2: Sprowls Insurance Group, a TCP business sponsor in Fayette County, presented the insurance responsibilities, how an auto insurance policy works, the difference between liability and physical insurance, uninsured and underinsured, and  provided insurance quotes for the cars that students researched.

Part 3

Part 3: Students visited a local car dealership to put their knowledge to use! A simulated buying experience taught students how to go about the vehicle purchasing process.

Crystal Owl Gala -The Winner is...



Above Left: Mascaro Construction Company hosted students from Parkway West CTC on a tour of their headquarters earlier this month.  One student who participated in this tour, Cody Gallagher, was hired by Mascaro!

Above Right: An official Career Signing Day was held with Mayor Peduto , Rich Fitzgerald (elected official) and educators from all Allegheny County CTCs at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Cody will be working at Mascaro Construction and participating in the Apprenticeship Program through the Carpenters Training Program.

Somerset Trust Company presented to students at

North Star High School to teach them valuable information about personal finance!

PA Workforce Development Association

Annual Conference

TCP attended the PA Workforce Development Association’s 35th Annual Conference. A current TCP business sponsor and Ford Business Machines, received the Governor’s Employer Award for Western PA. Board Member, Johnathan Garlow, President at Ford Business Machines, was also in attendance. Congratulations on this deserved recognition!

Greater Latrobe High School, 10th and 11th graders interested in pursuing a career in Engineering visited Seward Generation Plant in New Florence, PA .

Students received a detailed overview and tour of the Seward Generation Plant which is operated by nrg Energy Services and owned by Robindale Energy. Robindale Energy sponsors TCP at Greater Latrobe HS and United HS.

New Schools/Businesses for 2019/2020

Gateway HS

Cornell HS

Liberty HS

Sto-Rox HS

Monessen HS

Trinity HS

Pittsburgh Westinghouse

Northern Westmoreland CTC



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