Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BROOMALL, Pa. - Jun 07, 2017 - Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Williamson College of the Trades
Local author Andrew Miller will be available to sign copies of book
Williamson College of the Trades was founded in 1888 by Quaker businessman and philanthropist Isaiah V. Williamson, whose objective was to provide financially disadvantaged young men with a useful trade. Located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the school accepted its first students in the fall of 1891. Then, as now, the young men received free room, board, and tuition while dividing their day between the classroom and the shop. In 2015, the institution changed its name from Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades to Williamson College of the Trades, but its mission has never changed. Students still live on campus for free and are required to report for morning inspection, attend daily chapel service, and maintain a professional appearance at all times. Williamson has remained relevant in a changing world while still maintaining its core values of faith, integrity, diligence, excellence, and service. Despite changing times, Williamson College of the Trades has stayed true to those values and Isaiah V. Williamson’s legacy.
Highlights from the book include:
· Graduating classes typically achieve 100 percent employment, and each Williamson graduating senior is usually offered several jobs from which to choose.
· Williamson accepts disadvantaged young men and provides free tuition, room, and board, which was Isaiah Williamson’s vision.
Join the author for a signing:
Where: Barnes & Noble
1991 Sproul Rd.
Broomall, PA 19008
When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
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