The inspirational story of a building construction technology: masonry emphasis major is explored in the latest video added to Pennsylvania College of Technology's YouTube Channel.
The nearly four-minute video, which can be accessed at http://youtu.be/6xAY9EP27XA, highlights the associate-degree major through the experiences of Nicole Reyes-Molina, of Lancaster.
Reyes-Molina serves as a role model for diverse audiences. She is a young woman thriving in a nontraditional major and is deaf. The video captures Reyes-Molina as she constructs a wall in the college's masonry lab and plays for the Wildcat women's basketball team. Her love for masonry and determination to succeed in the male-dominated field are evident, as is her personal ingenuity. Reyes-Molina relies both on lip-reading and an interpreter to effectively communicate in a hearing world.
The masonry major prepares students for a variety of positions such as blocklayer or bricklayer, inspector, sales representative and entry-level management. In an 18,500-square-foot laboratory, students receive hands-on instruction in all aspects of blocklaying, bricklaying and stone, along with the technologies of fireplace and structural masonry construction.
The Penn College YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/penncollegevideos, has collected more than 430,600 video views since its debut in 2009. The channel offers student and alumni profiles, news items and unique college stories. It also includes full-length episodes of the college's award-winning, career-awareness public television series, "degrees that work.tv."