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January 15, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Auditor General DePasquale Tours Technical School, Highlights Importance of Skilled Trades to Workforce Development

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale toured the Dauphin County Technical School and met with students to discuss how skilled trades and technical schools can offer students a direct path to a solid career.

"Not every student looking for a solid career wants to - or necessarily should - enroll in a traditional four year college," DePasquale said. "As baby boomers retire there will be a dire need to fill these critical trade and technical jobs that provide steady income and employment right out of the gate without accumulating the college debt that takes many years to pay off."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale watches Kevin Bond, 15, center, and Jason Foster, 15, right, as they work the construction site during a walking tour at Dauphin County Technical School on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale talks with Ryan Liddick, electrical instructor at Dauphin County Technical School, during a tour of the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale talks with Dauphin County Technical School students before a roundtable discussion inside the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale speaks inside Dauphin County Technical School on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale speaks inside Dauphin County Technical School during a roundtable discussion inside the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale talks with Kerry Zettlemoyer, of Iron Workers Local 404, center, and Pete Deimler, of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 23, during a tour of Dauphin County Technical School on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, second from left, speaks inside Dauphin County Technical School during a roundtable discussion inside the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale watches Kevin Bond, 15, center, and Jason Foster, 15, right, as they work the construction site during a walking tour at Dauphin County Technical School on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale talks with Dr. Karen Pflugh, administrative director of Dauphin County Technical School, during a tour of the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale talks with Bob Brightbill, building construction instructor at Dauphin County Technical School, during a tour of the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>From left; Dauphin County Technical School students Olivia Juett, 18, studying criminal justice; Jayliz DeJesus-Carattini, 17, studying building construction tech; Javier Perez-McGovern, 18, studying automotive; and Daric Pastuch, 16, studying masonry, participate in a roundtable discussion inside the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17719_AUD_GEN_Tech_School_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Auditor General Eugene DePasquale speaks inside Dauphin County Technical School during a roundtable discussion inside the school on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.