Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) hosted 18 local educators from Cambria County Schools at its headquarters in Johnstown, PA last week. The informational session and tour were designed to expose educators to career paths at CTC and to the company’s exciting innovations and services.
Mr. Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, began the session by giving educators a breakdown of CTC’s staff disciplines, which are highly concentrated in advanced STEM fields such as electrical & mechanical engineering, computer science & mathematics, environmental & chemical engineering, communications technology, and metallurgical & materials engineering.
As such, he recommended that educators encourage students who may be interested in a future career at CTC to take STEM subjects and enroll in a four-year degree program after high school.
Educators also gained a better understanding of some of CTC’s recent projects and services, including its Gold Edison award-winning robotics laser coating removal system, its group scenario training software, and its mobile water purification system, which turns undrinkable liquid into sanitary, clean water in a matter of seconds.
They were also treated to an AR/VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality) demonstration. CTC is using the technology to develop virtual museum exhibits, and local educators were given a peek inside the company’s latest project while wearing virtual reality glasses.
This tour was the second installment in The Challenge Program, Inc.’s efforts to connect educators with local businesses in the summer months. Representatives from Conemaugh Valley High School, Ferndale Area High School, Forest Hills High School, Greater Johnstown High School, Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, Richland Senior High School, and Westmont Hilltop High School were in attendance.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation is one of The Challenge Program, Inc.’s pioneer business partners, celebrating its 10th anniversary with the program in the 2014/2015 school year. The company is an independent, nonprofit applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions.