Horticulture Seniors are Sent into the World of Work

2020-03-13T16:03:32+00:00 March 13th, 2020|

The ten horticulture seniors were sent into the world of work at the conclusion of the Hort Senior Chapel on March 13. The ceremony was held two weeks early in reaction to the COVID-19 situation. The program began with Chaplain Mark Specht 7W7 giving an invocation followed by words from James McChesney, president of the [...]

Alumni Gather at Phillies Florida Spring Training Game

2020-03-10T17:20:14+00:00 March 10th, 2020|

President Mike Rounds and members of Williamson’s Advancement staff headed to sunny Florida in early March to spend an afternoon with Williamson alumni and friends at the Philadelphia Phillies spring training game in Clearwater. The event was co-hosted by Trustee Christopher J. Moyer, Sr. 0W0, founder, president and CEO of SME Solutions Group, Inc., which [...]

‘Waterless Wonder’ Flower Show Exhibit Receives Silver Medal

2020-03-04T10:04:00+00:00 March 4th, 2020|

“Waterless Wonder,” Williamson’s exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, demonstrating the adaptive abilities of Mediterranean plants to survive with little water, received a Philadelphia Horticultural Society silver medal. The exhibit, Williamson’s 25th, fit the show’s theme of “Riviera Holiday,” and made you feel like you were basking in the warmth [...]

Williamson’s 25th Year Exhibiting at the Philadelphia Flower Show

2020-02-19T16:42:33+00:00 February 19th, 2020|

Visitors to Williamson’s exhibit in the upcoming Philadelphia Flower Show, “Waterless Wonder,” will feel like they are basking in the warmth of a villa along the Mediterranean Sea. Fitting the show’s theme of “Riviera Holiday,” the exhibit, Williamson’s 25th, will feature the facade of a Mediterranean villa, with a walled garden, an entrance with an [...]

Career Fairs Continue To Be Successful

2020-02-26T11:39:09+00:00 February 19th, 2020|

The winter Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center offered 122 registered companies for the 74 seniors seeking full-time employment and underclassmen looking for summer internships in their field. Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, Career Fair organizer and placement director, said the fair was very successful and offered students many options in their career searches. “All of [...]

Masonry Seniors Exposed to Concrete Industry in Las Vegas

2020-02-19T11:36:41+00:00 February 19th, 2020|

All 12 masonry seniors were exposed to national concrete and masonry organizations, did networking with company representatives, and built relationship with fellow masons from across the country during the World of Concrete 2020, in Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 4-7. The event brought together 54,000 concrete and masonry industry professionals from 1,310 companies, with 237 companies [...]

Feld and Johnson Announce Their Retirements

2020-03-02T12:38:17+00:00 February 10th, 2020|

Horticulture instructor Charles “Chuck” Feld and business instructor Dennis Johnson will retire June 1, announced Dr. Samuel Wrightson, vice president of education. Feld, who began full-time at Williamson in 2007 and was part-time one year before, said “I hope I gave my students enough practical experience in all phases of the horticulture industry to allow [...]

Board of Trustees’ decision following Trade Program Assessment

2020-01-23T15:22:45+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|

Since its inception, Williamson College of the Trades has been committed to providing trade programs that meet the needs of the young men it serves. As part of that commitment, two years ago the college embarked on a comprehensive assessment of our current trade programs. An overview of the extensive data collected by the college [...]

Honor Isaiah Williamson’s legacy on February 3

2020-01-28T12:49:14+00:00 January 14th, 2020|

Join us on Isaiah Williamson's birthday by honoring his legacy! Monday, February 3, 2020 We want to thank you for supporting Williamson College of the Trades. Your passion for helping qualified young men become respected leaders and productive members of society has truly made a difference. In an effort to further boost our mission and [...]

Students participate in Annual SkillsUSA competition

2020-01-08T12:19:29+00:00 January 7th, 2020|

Just before Christmas break, students from the Masonry, Carpentry, and Paint Shops took part in the SkillsUSA competitions in the shops, showing off their high level trade skills. In masonry, Zach Faust 2W0 came in first, Jim McGarrigle 2W1 came in second, and Bob Jones 2W0 came in third. In carpentry, Austin Lacey 2W1 came [...]