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(Left to right) Trevor Stuck, Colton Snook, Ryan Kerstetter and Josh Derr

(Left to right) Trevor Stuck, Colton Snook, Ryan Kerstetter and Josh Derr

SUN Area Technical Institute sent four students to the Susquehanna Valley Country Club for a day of learning business skills sponsored by Economics Pennsylvania. The business mentors discussed topics including target markets, supply and demand, identifying competitors, sale territories and start-up costs for a business. Professors of Business from Bloomsburg University led each of these topics.

Carolyn Shirk, Economics Pennsylvania Representative kick started the day by addressing the need for a business plan and identified awards given to winners of the Economics Pennsylvania Entrepreneurial Challenge. Attending high schools were Shikellamy, Loyalsock, Danville, SUN Area Technical Institute, Midd-West, Milton, Newport, Greenwood, Lewisburg, Montgomery, Mansfield, Mt. Carmel, Cumberland Valley, Mifflinburg,  and Selinsgrove.

Dylan with Mr. Weisser, Mr. Ulrich, Mr. Anselmo, and Mrs. Marshall

Winner Dylan Kratzer with Mr. Weisser, Mr. Ulrich, Mr. Anselmo, and Mrs. Marshall

Technical education recently won big not only in manufacturing skills but in business, marketing, and economics!

Economics Pennsylvania, the largest not for profit organization to promote financial principles recently held its regional competition in entrepreneurial skills at the Northumberland National Bank Headquarters. The overall winner, pictured with his limo ride was Dylan Kratzer of Selinsgrove H.S. and SUN Area Technical Institute, where he is in The Advanced Precision Machining program. Dylan’s business plan, Final Flight Calls, LLC drew great reviews from the judges that were made up of bankers, business owners and marketing specialists. His simple-but-effective business entry was based on conservative start-up costs and prudent quarterly projections.

Dylan Kratzer joins SUN alumni Jacob Berge (of HVAC) as the overall winners of this prestigious Economics Pennsylvania Entrepreneurial Event. SUN Area Technical Institute is garnering a fast reputation for outstanding technical education business plans in the state of Pennsylvania and will be asked to present at various upcoming state-wide events. SUN Area Technical Institute, where the students open their own doors and Make It Happen.