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“The Prominent Role of STEM Integration in Career Development Curricula”

Audra Mazzante, Technology Assistant in Information Technology Services for BLaST IU 17, authored an article that was published recently in a national journal, National Business Education Forum. The article, titled […]

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ELECT Program Welcomed Representatives from PDE

The ELECT Program welcomed representatives from Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), and Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) for our yearly Monitoring Visit on […]

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Wolfhope-Briggs shares professional insights with students at Penn College

Amy Wolfhope-Briggs, a 1998 graduate of the college’s first class of bachelor’s degree recipients in the Human Services major, is Director of Student Services at BLaST Intermediate Unit #17. Wolfhope-Briggs […]

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Special Ed Supervisor Appointed to Pennsylvania Early Learning Council by Governor Wolf

Angela Sees, Early Intervention Supervisor with BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, has been appointed to serve as one of 57 members on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council. Sees is the Intermediate […]

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PA Governor secured $30 million to strategically invest in education and workforce development

Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use a computer and an estimated 300,000 STEM jobs will be available in the commonwealth […]

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Drums Alive on PA Live

Our very own Erica Logan, a Life Skills Special Education teacher with BLaST IU 17 at Montoursville High School, her mom, Diane Logan, and sister, Amber Logan, will be featured […]

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Wearing Red Raises Awareness for American Heart Association

Worth the Effort Just about everyone can say they know someone impacted by heart disease.  As part of the American Heart Challenge, BLaST IU 17 employees participated in a Red […]

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BLaST and Mansfield University Announce Joint PAsmart Grant Award

Expanding K-12 Computer Science and STEM Education In partnership with Mansfield University of PA, BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 secured $277,307 through the Governor’s PAsmart Advancing Grant aimed at helping extend […]

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STEM and Lending Library showcased at Penn College’s Science Festival

Hands-on activities made fun BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 recently attended the 8th annual Science Festival on February 21st in the Field House at Pennsylvania College of Technology held by the […]

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Local Schools Compete in Regional Governor’s STEM Competition

“Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM” As part of the PA Governor’s STEM Competition, BLaST IU 17 partnered with Pennsylvania College of Technology to host its fifth annual regional competition on Tuesday, […]

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