To help local businesses grow, PennTAP actively promotes training and education opportunities to our clients. We provide online training through webinars hosted by our technical advisors, in addition to hosting in-person learning events and conferences throughout the year.
Our training typically encompasses one or more of our pillars of Advanced IT Solutions, Energy and Environmental Services, or Innovation Services. Click on an event name to learn more about its focus and view registration information.
Save on facility operating costs. This Facility Operations Workshop will show you how to save energy and reduce your facility operating costs. Two parallel training tracks will focus on Building Operator Certification (BOC) maintenance points and Building Re-tuning (BRT) topics.
The E3: Economy, Energy, and Environment assessments provide manufacturers with customized, hands-on analyses of production processes to reduce energy consumption, prevent pollution, increase productivity, and drive innovation to thrive n today's green economy. E3 is helping communities and manufacturers reduce pollution and energy use while increasing profits and creating new job opportunities.
Managing security is all about protecting the bottom line. We will help you understand what the important security aspects are that small businesses need to be aware of and basic protection of these important assets. This Webinar presents the fundamentals of what to protect and how to easily begin assessing and safeguarding them.
This PennTAP webinar will review the steps for developing and analyzing the energy baseline at industrial facilities and large commercial buildings.
PennTAP is available to help organizations scope and administer projects within Penn State College of Engineering outreach assistance programs. This webinar will go over the details of numerous programs available to the public – and will help generate ideas and calls to action for future projects. The Penn State Learning Factory (that uses Penn State Undergraduate Senior Engineering students) and the Integrated Design Solutions (that uses Penn State Engineering faculty and Graduate students) programs will be highlighted. If your firm is a startup, small, medium, or large organization involved in new product development and commercialization, or new process design, this webinar is for you.
An Energy Management System (EnMS) helps organizations take a systematic approach to achieving a continual improvement in energy performance.
We will help you understand what the four important online marketing aspects are that small businesses need to be aware of and basic understanding of how to use these important tools. This Webinar presents the fundamentals of websites, social media, search engine optimization and use of mobile tools.
The revisions of the DSW rule are designed to encourage the reclamation of high-value waste solvents.
Are you a student at Penn State that has toyed with the idea of starting a business? But you have difficulty understanding where to start or how to seek assistance? Penn State has a flourishing and growing entrepreneurship ecosystem at most campuses that is waiting to engage with you! PennTAP will host this webinar intended to explain how you can “plug-in” to this network of assistance, resources and tools to help you avoid mistakes, and get to success quicker. No matter where you are in the idea, product development, or establishment of a business, we can help steer you to the next steps and resources you need.
In order to move towards more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist, and how to respond to them.
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with assisting small businesses through partnerships that can lead to research commercialization and job creation. Through a competitive process, the SBA has developed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs. Kelly Wylam, Program Manager with the Ben Franklin Innovation Partnerships program will explain the basics of the program and highlight the application process. Questions will be answered to help attendees understand the opportunity and if it applies to their current initiatives.