CCCTC Electrical Occupations Students Hear About Opportunities Through IBEW Local 5

In photo front row from left to right is Ben Panebianco; Luke Guenot, West Branch Area High School; Kurt Kyler, West Branch Area High School; Chase Maines, Philipsburg Osceola Area High School; Caullin Reed, Clearfield Area High School; Devon Rowles, Clearfield Area High School; and Ron Ewing. Back row from left to right is Aiden Kephart, West Branch Area High School; Deven Bickle, Moshannon Valley Area High School; Paul Schillinger, adult student; Gabriel Krause, Philipsburg Osceola Area High School.

Students in Jack Rumfola’s Electrical Occupations program at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Program (CCCTC) listened to a presentation on the many opportunities and apprenticeships through IBEW Local 5. Ben Panebianco, IBEW Local 5 Journeyman Electrician, and a 2013 graduate from the CCCTC’s Electrical Occupations program; and Ron Ewing, IBEW Local 5 Assistant Training Director, explained to students in the afternoon class about the opportunities available to them once they graduate and how coming to the CCCTC will benefit them, whether they go straight into the workforce or on to college. They wanted students to know that college isn’t for everyone and learning a trade was a great path and is worth the education.  To learn more about the opportunities in the Electrical Occupations program for high school and adult students, visit us at