Ciocca Dealerships has established a scholarship at the Pennsylvania College of Technology for students in two- and four-year automotive programs. The Ciocca Dealerships Scholarship will award students in the automotive technology associate degree programs two awards of $ 1,000 and two awards of $ 1,000 to undergraduate students in Automotive Technology Management.
Interns, employees or relatives of employees of the Ciocca dealers are primarily preferred for the granting of scholarships. Second preference is given to students who are enrolled full-time in the associate degree programs in Automotive Technology or in the bachelor’s program in Automotive Technology Management and who live in Counties Lycoming, Clinton, Center, Union, Northumberland, Montour, Columbia, Sullivan or Tioga.
Ciocca, a new partner of Corporate Tomorrow Maker, has hired a number of graduates from Penn College’s automotive programs over the years. Matt Marchiori, a 2008 alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology Management, is the company’s Western Region Service Director. He contacted the college to establish even stronger connections with Penn College programs and students.
The first focus will be on supporting students through scholarships. Marchiori is working with deans and faculties at the School of Engineering Technologies to find additional ways Ciocca can support the college’s automotive programs.
“As a Penn College automotive alumnus, I – and Ciocca Dealerships – want to do our part to help all current and future graduates achieve fulfilling careers that they are passionate about,” said Marchiori.
“Ciocca Dealerships’ commitment will have a direct impact on our students and their education,” said Brett A. Reasner, Assistant Dean of Transportation Technologies. “We look forward to the partnership with Ciocca and look forward to future opportunities.”
“Ciocca Dealerships is a valued partner with Corporate Tomorrow Maker,” added Chris S. Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations for the college. “They acknowledge that the advanced, hands-on curriculum provided in our automotive programs will develop the skilled workforce their operations need. Your investment in the future of our students through these scholarship awards is greatly appreciated. “