Spotlight on Education

Whats going on in STEM education locally and in our region?


Here in our backyard, the Hawley and Honesdale area have some great STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) educational programs available.

In Hawley at the historic Silk Mill, Lackawanna College’s Lake Region Center offers two year programs for Sustainable Agriculture and Physical Therapist Assistant.

PTA at Lackawanna College

Students learn about physical therapy at Lackawanna College. Photo courtesy of Lackawanna College.

PTA at Lackawanna College

Students practice physical therapy at Lackawanna College. Photo courtesy of Lackawanna College.









In Honesdale, Wayne Memorial Hospital has teamed up with Luzerne County Community College to offer a RN Nursing program. Students Cindy and Hilary talk about being the nursing program in the video below.


Our region offers even more opportunities for a STEM based education!


Johnson College of TechnologyJohnson College of Technology delivers industry-focused learning in a caring environment designed to develop graduates prepared to enter into and advance in their careers. Johnson College’s vision is to develop technology leaders for tomorrow.


Pensylvania College of TechnologyPennsylvania College of Technology delivers degrees that work! Pennsylvania College of Technology offers programs of study leading to a variety of degrees, certificates and competency credentials relating to more than 100 different career fields. Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a dynamic integration of the liberal arts & sciences and technology for personal and professional development.

Penn State HazeltonPenn State Hazleton upholds the highest standards in teaching and learning, while extending students’ access to the entire Penn State University. Through its student-centered approaches, academic excellence, research, service to the community and campus diversity, Penn State Hazleton advances knowledge, creativity and opportunity.

Penn State Wilkes-BarrePenn State Wilkes-Barre offers students the ability to complete several baccalaureate degrees on this campus. Majors—like Surveying Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology—offer specialized training and prepare students for employment in particular fields.

Penn State Worthington ScrantonPenn State Worthington Scranton provides innovative instruction and a wealth of opportunities to achieve your potential. Penn State Worthington Scranton offers the personal attention and close association that can exist only in a small college learning environment while at the same time drawing upon and benefit from the vast resources of a great university.

Lackawanna CollegeLackawanna College provides a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live. Lackawanna Collge is committed to remaining an affordable two-year, open-enrollment college, providing excellence in educational opportunities and capacity to make a difference and creating programs that prepare students to succeed in the workforce.


Northampton Community CollegeNorthampton Community College exists to provide excellent, accessible and comprehensive learning experiences in partnership with the dynamic, diverse communities we serve. Northampton Community College believes that learning thrives when there is a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world in which we live.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is one of the nation’s newest fully accredited medical colleges located in northeast and north central Pennsylvania that offers a community-based model of medical education. TCMC is a medical school that educates aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, inter-professional and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery and utilizes innovative techniques.

Wilkes UniversityWilkes University provides exceptional educational experiences that transform students and develop innovations through scholarly activities that shape the world. Wilkes University believes in liberally educating students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world through individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship and academic excellence.