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Education Education TriCounty Area Chamber Of Commerce

Preschool to Post-Graduate
The key to the future success of students and the business community depends on developing our future workforce and providing continuing education and professional development opportunities. The Chamber is constantly working on communicating the message that education and workforce development do affect business. Your business can help the Chamber in developing building blocks for tomorrow’s business leaders – whether it’s from preschool to post-graduate.

Day cares are provided at many nonprofit organizations and local churches in the area and the Pottstown community is nationally recognized for their Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK) program. The mission of PEAK is that “Every child in Pottstown will enter kindergarten ready to learn and achieve.” Their five key strategy areas include: community outreach, family engagement, quality improvement, health/wellness, and kindergarten transition.

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Culinary Class at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

In preparation for their future, students in our region have several options available including preparatory schools, faith-based school facilities and several additional private schools. Elementary and preschool educational alternatives are also available to area residents. Chamber Member educational institutions are listed in the Business Directory section of this publication.

Out of the eight public school districts the Chamber serves, five Chamber Member school districts and the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) benefit directly from the programs funded through the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Formed in 2002, The Chamber’s Foundation was designated to receive monies from businesses per Act 4 of 2001. This amended the Public School Code to authorize tax credits for businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations or educational improvement organizations.

Per its mission, the Foundation has funded a variety of vocational, career development programs. It is the Foundation’s intent to support projects that benefit all Member public school districts, specifically for K through 12th vocational/ career development. The Foundation also provides adults from the community the opportunity to participate in a professional development program through Leadership Tri-County.

Leadership Tri-County’s purpose is to sustain community participation and involvement by training and providing new and emerging leaders with the expertise to serve on nonprofit boards. Participants will be equipped with the personal skills and understanding of the problems, opportunities and resources which exist within the communities of the Tri-County area so they may be effective in assuming responsible and demanding roles while serving as board members of local nonprofits.

 

Leadership Tri-County Class of 2012

The tri-county area is fortunate to have several Chamber Member post-secondary education institutions located within our service area including Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute, Montgomery County Community College, and Ursinus College. 

Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute’s mission statement reads: “Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute’s philosophy is one of involvement, through hands-on training and real-world education, which enables the graduate to meet the challenges of their profession and demonstrate competency in the use of the many tools and techniques of the profession.” 

Ursinus College’s mission statement reads: “The mission of Ursinus College is to enable students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education.”

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) has two main campuses, one located in Pottstown, the other in Blue Bell, as well as other centers offering classes nearby. Many degrees are offered and students also have the option of transferring to other institutions in the area to continue their educational studies. MCCC’s University Center is located at the Pottstown campus and offers the ability to earn various four year degrees as well as two masters degrees without leaving the area. Workforce development is also offered through MCCC. Courses are offered year-round providing high-quality business skills programs to meet everyone’s needs.

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Montgomery County Community College University Center



 •  Chamber Member Educational Institutions
 •  Public School Districts
 •  Intermediate Units
 •  Colleges and Universities within 25 miles of Pottstown
 •  Libraries
 •  PFEW

 

 


"The Chamber does a good job of promoting the community of Pottstown and the tri-county area. I'm pleased to be a part of it."
Dick Frantz - P. Richard Frantz, A.I.A., Architect - Member since 1978

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TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, 152 High Street, Suite 360 - Pottstown, PA 19464
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