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May 15, 2015

Governors Achievement Award Comes to Bedford County

by Press Release

Lampire Biological Laboratories and Bedford County Technical Center were recently presented with the 2015 Education Workforce Leadership Award. The award was given in front of a large crowd attending the annual Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Conference in Hershey, PA.

"The partnership between Lampire Biological Laboratories and Bedford County Technical Center demonstrates one of the multiple pathways to workforce success for Pennsylvania students," Acting Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera said, "Partnerships like this benefit the company, the student, and the entire community. This collaboration is a strong example for other communities that want to pursue similar partnerships, where students can engage in work-based learning to meet the demands of local industry."

Lampire Biological Laboratories and the Bedford County Technical Center have had a long standing relationship. Mr. Krug said, "Programs, like Biotechnology, at the Bedford County Tech Center are vital for the sustainability of businesses like Lampire because they cultivate the talent to work in this highly technical environment." "This is not your old VoTech program anymore; it has evolved into something much greater. Students have options when they graduate from the Technical Center." "They can go right into the workforce or on to college."

"Another unique thing about BCTC is their partnership with Allegany College of Maryland. It is a wonderful resource to have a technical center and community college working side by side. Students can attend college and earn a degree, right here in their own back yard." Noted Krug.

Gregory F. Krug and Lampire were instrumental in helping Dr. Allen Sell, Mr. Thomas Wakefield, Mr. Wayne Koontz and others realize the vision for a high tech training facility for the Agricultural and Life Sciences.

The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association, the voice of the Pennsylvania workforce investment system and a clearinghouse for workforce development information statewide, sponsors this annual conference, which attracts more than 1000 private and public job training experts from across Pennsylvania.


(Pictured) - Receiving the award from Lampire are (From Right) Laboratory Manager, Gary Klinger, President, Gregory F. Krug, General Manager, Lee Kandt (Not in Photo). The award was presented by the State Director of the Bureau of Career and Technical Education, Dr. Lee Burket (Center). Receiving the award from the Technical Center are Administrative Director, David DiPasquale and Biotechnology Instructor, Scott Myers.