Applefest Electronic Help

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Employability Skills, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance

Students in the electronics program at the Venango Technical Center help with electrical issues at Venango County’s annual Applefest in Franklin, Pennsylvania.


Students show up for the three-day festival and polish the power distribution boxes and make small repairs in the vendors’ boxes. The students are able to attend the festival while remaining available for any electrical issues that occur.

Origin / Implementation

The program started as a way for students to engage in community service, gain work experience, and make connections for future employment.

Results / Impact

The relationship with Applefest has led to job placements as well as an increase in NOCTI.


Venango Technology Center
Tim Lyons, Electronics Teacher

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