Blueprint for Success

Participants Build Newspaper Structures Students build shelters out of newspaper and tape so that they all fit underneath afterwards.

Blueprint for Success is a two week, high impact, hands-on, summer youth career exploration camp for youth ages 12-16. PICCC staff works in partnership with area businesses to offer this opportunity for youth.

The Blueprint instructors use a variety of tools to aid the students in examining their interests, abilities and strengths. The knowledge they gain from this is then applied to identifying career opportunities. The atmosphere of the program at the PICCC office is business-like, encouraging team-involvement, effective communication and strategic thinking through fun activities. Prestigious elected officials and community leaders are invited to speak on site. Recent speakers include Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson, Judge Pamela Ruest, Pilot and 9/11 Survivor Bernie Ryan, Guitarist, Richard Wylie and State Representative Kerry Benninghoff.

The Ropes Course at TeamWorks
The Ropes Course at TeamWorks

The participants explore career interests firsthand by visiting a variety of organizations determined each year throughout Centre County such as Beaver Stadium, Homeland Manufacturing, Metzger Animal Hospital, The Penn Stater, Geisinger Health System, Penn State IST, WHVL -TV and more! The participants are exposed to a variety of industries highlighting specific careers. The students have the opportunity to tour the facility and are encouraged to ask questions.

Beaver Stadium - Behind the Scenes
Beaver Stadium "Behind the Scenes"

This year the program runs weekdays from 9AM to 4PM from July 16 through July 27, 2018 at the PICCC office. The fee for the entire two week program is $200. Applications received by April 30, 2018 will receive a 10% discount. Scholarships can be requested if needed. Use the links below to download our flyer and application. Should you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at blueprint@piccc.org or 814-237-8998.

Download the "Blueprint For Success" Flyer (PDF)

Download the "Blueprint For Success" Application (PDF)

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