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COVID-19 and Pennco Tech


LAST UPDATED: 5/22/2020

Pennco Tech has always proudly offered hands-on training, and still firmly believes this is the best mode of education for our programs. Our goal is re-open our campus locations for students to physically return to class and receive hands-on lab training as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions, we are still unable to re-open our campuses.

“New” Online Learning for Current Students – Start Date: June 1
In the meantime, we’ve been working hard creating a blended online and hands-on training experience for our current students to continue their education due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in March. Through online learning, our students will complete much of the classroom theory portion of their program. Then, when students can safely return to campus, their hands-on training in our labs will begin!

Pennco Tech is confident we can provide students with a blended online and hands-on training experience to help them begin the path toward a life-essential career that can offer life-changing new opportunities. IMPORTANT: Please be advised that all current students will be receiving an important text message from our e2Campus system, notifying them on what steps you need to take to continue with your current classes.

For New Students – Start Date: July 1
We’re still accepting applications for new students for our Summer and Fall classes beginning July 1. At this point in time, we are hoping that classes will be held on our campuses. In the event that government restrictions prevent us from doing so, we are prepared to offer theory classes online, and when we are able to have students back on our campuses, we will offer your lab training. IMPORTANT: Please be advised that all new students will be receiving an important text message from our e2Campus system, notifying them on what steps you need to take to start your new classes.

Thank you for learning with us. We take our role in the development of your educational journey very seriously and will remain focused on sustaining our commitment to you to earn the skills needed for the careers of today and tomorrow. We will keep you posted with additional information as it becomes available.

If you are a current student and have further questions, we encourage you to visit your student portal and review important messages and resources. You will also find options there to contact us through a variety of channels, including email and phone. If you are interested in becoming a student here at Pennco Tech, please call our main numbers for assistance.

LAST UPDATED: 4/27/2020

Through in-person, hands-on training, Pennco Tech has been providing the “life-essential” workforce with our graduates for over 47 years. We know the trades, and we know the best way to deliver your education. While we all continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is important not to lose sight of how you envision success in your new career. Whether you’re taking blood pressure in one of our Medical programs, wiring a residential or commercial stick house in our Electrician programs, or under the hood of a car getting your hands dirty in one of our Automotive Technology programs, there is no substitute to the hands-on training and education you will receive here at Pennco Tech.

We continue to keep a close eye on all government and health agency guidelines. As soon as we are permitted, we will contact all of our students with our official re-open date. In the meantime, we’ve been busy creating new features for our website that will be launching soon.


As we look ahead to summer and fall programs, we are creating a smooth transition for students to “Apply” online through our virtual admissions process.

Since you can’t come to us right now, we thought we could come to you. We will be launching a new section on our website that will offer virtual video tours of both campuses.

We understand that you have concerns and questions, and we want to help create clear lines of communication. We are creating some new communication features on our website where you can get answers to your important questions.

LAST UPDATED: 4/9/2020

Pennco Tech still has ZERO coronavirus cases reported on either of our campuses. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We are all eager to get back to provide you with your hands-on training as soon as possible! At this time, we are still following the guidance from the state authorities and remain closed through the rest of April. Don’t forget to check back for updated information!

LAST UPDATED: 3/24/2020

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that schools, initially shut through Friday, will remain closed at least through April 6 and possibly longer, if necessary, to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. As more news becomes available, we will keep you updated. Both campuses will continue to provide services via phone from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. An online request for information is also available through our website at www.penncotech.edu.

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. This Executive Order indefinitely closes all public and private preschool, elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education. The order will take effect immediately; therefore, the Pennco Tech Blackwood, NJ campus is temporarily closed until further notice. Both campuses will continue to provide services via phone from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. An online request for information is also available through our website at www.penncotech.edu.

LAST UPDATED: 3/21/2020

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the best interests of the health and safety of our Pennco Tech students, staff, and community, we have made the decision to temporarily close the Bristol and Blackwood locations until further notice. Both campuses will continue to provide services via phone from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. An online request for information is also available through our website at www.penncotech.edu.

As the situation evolves, we will be regularly monitoring recommendations from the CDC and the State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We will continue to adjust our plans and our responses. Because this is a rapidly changing situation, we suggest checking back frequently for updates.

LAST UPDATED: 3/20/2020

Furthering steps to help limit the virus’ spread, Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations until further notice. Therefore, the Bristol campus will be closed effective immediately; however, an online request for information is always available. Although classroom instruction is closed at our New Jersey campus, some essential offices remain open.

Pennco Tech is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, and as the guidelines provided by the CDC and government agencies evolve, we will continue to provide you with additional updates.

We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding while we have adjusted our campus schedule to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community and providing the highest quality of service to our students.

LAST UPDATED: 3/17/2020

Last week, Governor Wolf announced that all schools within counties under aggressive social distancing guidelines to close temporarily. This week, Governor Murphy has asked all schools in New Jersey to close by March 18 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our offices will remain open.

At this time, there have been “ZERO” cases of COVID-19 at our campuses. Since first learning of the disease, we have worked to address the situation proactively by taking the necessary measures to help prevent the spread of the virus at both our locations, including:

• Increasing cleaning routines and intensity of cleaning
• Disinfecting high-touch surfaces
• Providing hand-sanitizing products
• Encouraging good hygiene
• Employing social distancing measures
• Implementing staggered break times and dining schedules
• Monitoring individuals demonstrating symptoms of illness to stay home and seek medical attention
• Making proactive calls to students who have been absent for more than (2) days

Because COVID-19 represents such a serious public health concern, these measures are being taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus while supporting our students’ educational goals and the needs of staff, students, and community members during these challenging times.
As more information is released, we will continue to update you as it becomes available. For students and staff, please be sure to check E2 Campus for updates on this situation.

Each of us must act responsibly for the benefit of our entire community. I appreciate your cooperation and patience as we navigate this challenge to keep every member of the Pennco Tech community healthy and safe.

Jason Hobyak
Vice President
Pennco Tech


COVID-19 Fact Sheet
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
– Click this link for CDC FAQs: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html)
Blackwood Pandemic Plan – 2020
Bristol Pandemic Plan – 2020

Cares Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds HEERF Methodology
Funding Certification and Agreement – Pennco Tech – Student Allocation – Blackwood
Funding Certification and Agreement – Pennco Tech – Student Allocation – Bristol
HEERF Student Acknowledgement Form
HEERF Compiled Data Receipt of Funds
Funding Certification and Agreement – Pennco Tech – Institutional Allocation – Blackwood
Funding Certification and Agreement – Pennco Tech – Institutional Allocation – Bristol

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Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

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