Employers, Educators and Training
These organizations are actively working to address our region's skills gap.
Learn more about each below.
Achieva advocates for, empowers, and supports people with disabilities and their families throughout their lives. The organization was founded in 1951 by a group of family members who all desired the same thing, to ensure their children with disabilities had the same chances in life that all children should be given. Their commitment helped to establish a nationwide movement that changed the long history of isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities.
Achieva is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong support. From early intervention therapies and diverse housing options to employment services and special needs trusts, Achieva provides services throughout the entire lifespan. As a nonprofit parent organization, Achieva’s comprehensive offerings support thousands of people with disabilities and their families each year. Emphasis is placed on person-centered planning to assist each person to fulfill a life of personal significance.
Learn more about Achieva at www.achieva.info
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation manufactures and sells highly engineered, high-performance specialty metal products and customized equipment utilized by industry throughout the world. Through its operating subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, it is a leading producer of forged and cast rolls for the global steel and aluminum industry. It also manufactures open-die forged products that principally are sold to customers in the steel distribution market, oil and gas industry, and the aluminum and plastic extrusion industries.
The Corporation is also a producer of air and liquid processing equipment, primarily custom-engineered finned tube heat exchange coils, large custom air handling systems, and centrifugal pumps. It operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, England, Sweden, Slovenia, and participates in three operating joint ventures located in China. It has sales offices in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Corporate headquarters is located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit us at www.ampcopgh.com
If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.
Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs nearly 3,000 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.‑level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Our exceptional staff is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.
Arconic is committed to building upon our legacy of being a good corporate citizen and living our values to achieve environmental, social and governance excellence. We are creating a culture that cultivates inclusion, diversity and social equity and is defined by integrity. Wherever we operate, advancing the health and safety of our employees, the environment and communities we serve are essential priorities. And, as we partner with our customers to produce light weight, durable and recyclable products, we also proactively engage with all of our stakeholders to assure that we conduct all aspects of our business ethically and transparently, so that we can continue to grow and deliver sustainable value.
At Arconic, we are at the forefront of the global shift to light-weighting with aluminum for fuel efficiency, higher performance and environmental sustainability. Our methods of providing aluminum products in various forms helps the biggest industries be more efficient in the way we drive, fly and build. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we take our 132-year heritage and apply our learnings to solve today’s toughest manufacturing challenges.
As we look to the future, we’re excited to continue our journey, using decades of insight and experience, to advance the industries we serve—automotive, aerospace, building and construction, industrial and packaging. It is a fantastic time to join Arconic and grow, together.
For more information, visit www.arconic.com.
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Aurora was founded to deliver on the incredible opportunity to save lives, increase safety and efficiency on our roads, and make it less expensive, more accessible, and easier to get around. We are developing the technology at the heart of self-driving vehicles with the mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. The Aurora Driver is designed to adapt to a variety of vehicle types and use cases, enabling us to bring the benefits of self-driving to many communities across several industries, including long-haul trucking, local goods delivery, and people movement.
Aurora is headquartered in Pittsburgh. We work closely with the City of Pittsburgh to explore the benefits of our technology for the city and to safely operate our vehicles on Pittsburgh roads. In fact, we were the first self-driving company to receive authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test self-driving vehicles in PA. We are a team of industry experts and engineers who value STEM education for our youth. Through our partnership with Pittsburgh’s Girls of Steel, we lend our expertise to help shape the next generation of young pioneers. We are proud to sponsor WQED, and a dedicated partner to the city.
Located in New Castle, Pa., Berner manufactures and sells air curtains, a.k.a. air doors.
Berner combines design, engineering, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly skilled workers to produce the best looking, most efficient, cost-effective, reliable air curtains on the market. Our mission is simple – we aim to save our customers energy while creating healthy, comfortable environments with an air curtain on every door.
We are a people-oriented company that cultivates a culture of trust and respect for one another. We empower everyone at Berner to be responsible and accountable for her/his work. We believe that one of the greatest investments that can be made in business is in their people. We provide the training, knowledge, and support that our employees will need to be successful in their position at Berner and beyond.
Berner is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. At Berner, we treat each other with respect and follow the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.
When the door is open, Berner Air Curtains.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. The State of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are a part of the Chevron Appalachia Mountain Business Unit’s portfolio. Chevron Appalachia operations are based in Coraopolis, Pa. For information about employment opportunities, please visit the following website: www.chevron.com/about/contact/jobs .
CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX) is one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. With the benefit of a more than 150-year legacy and a substantial asset base amassed over many generations, we are committed to a technology-driven organic growth strategy focused on responsibly developing our resources in order to create long term value for our shareholders, employees and the local communities where we operate. Our core values are Responsibility, Ownership and Excellence. Additional information may be found at www.cnx.com.
Phone: (724) 485-4000
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania delivers clean, affordable, and efficient natural gas to approximately 440,000 customers. With headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, it is one of NiSource’s six regulated utility companies. NiSource (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.2 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. The NiSource Foundation and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania are committed to actively supporting organizations that work to make a difference in the communities where we deliver natural gas. Annually, we support over 150 non-profit organizations to help improve the quality of life for our customers, employees and neighbors in the communities where we deliver safe and reliable natural gas service. People power our success. At Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, we foster a culture of inclusion and diversity. Our success depends on being open to new ways of thinking that can make us a better community partner and a stronger company. Unique talents, ideas and perspectives are encouraged and respected here. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is more than just the right thing to do. It drives tangible benefits for our company, our customers and all of our stakeholders.
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Community Alternatives, Inc.
Community Alternatives, Inc. strives to provide evidence based, high quality mental health services for adults and children through a variety of service types. We provide services which respect the autonomy of the individual and promote self-determination. We foster a collaborative, pleasant and work environment through investing in our direct staff and supervisors.
Community Alternatives, Inc.
700 S Scotland Lane
New Castle, PA 16101
Conturo Prototyping, LLC specializes in on-demand, low to medium-volume manufacturing of advanced mechanical components and assemblies. We serve a variety of industries (e.g. Robotics, Aerospace, Medical and Defense) at our headquarters in Pittsburgh and a second location in Boston. The company was founded in 2016 by John Conturo, a University of Pittsburgh mechanical engineer graduate. The company started as a 1,000 sqft shop in the East End of Pittsburgh and has, since then, quadrupled its capacity. Over the past decade the city of Pittsburgh has grown into a hub for engineering and technological advancements and has become a highly demanding market for prototypes and machined parts. Conturo formed the company with the vision to satisfy this technological demand and serve the technology ecosystem in Pittsburgh and beyond. Today, the company employees 21 full-time individuals and occupies over 17,000sqft.
By incorporating agile manufacturing workflows we are able to meet our customers' ever changing needs without sacrificing the quality of our products. In addition to the parts and assemblies we provide, we are known for our responsive customer service as well as our staff of skilled engineers and industry specialists to support our clients throughout the manufacturing process.
DDI is a global leadership consulting firm that helps organizations hire, promote and develop exceptional leaders. From first-time managers to C-suite executives, DDI is by leaders’ sides, supporting them in every critical moment of leadership. Built on five decades of research and experience in the science of leadership, DDI’s evidence-based assessment and development solutions enable millions of leaders around the world to succeed, propelling their organizations to new heights. For more information, visit ddiworld.com.
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Bridgeville, PA 15017
Deep Well Services
Established in 2008, Deep Well Services (DWS) is an oilfield services company specializing in completion & workover services in Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia. All of our equipment was fabricated to help facilitate the completion of high pressure & long lateral wells. We have developed an aggressive growth strategy to be executed over the next several years, with expansion plans that include extending our service lines, and expanding operations into additional Shale basins. DWS is supported by capital commitments from private equity and utilizes innovation, advanced technology, and out-of-the-box solution-oriented thinking to meet the changing needs of its clients while staying ahead of the competition.
DWS began by bringing in the most experienced industry personnel to give the company a well-rounded and efficient workforce second to none. Our depth of experience not only in the US region, but also around the world, brings to the table an unparalleled group of specialized oilfield workers that can move projects forward no matter the obstacles. At Deep Well Services people, safety and quality are more than a priority; they are a value. We believe that a safe work environment enables our company to hire and retain qualified and dedicated people. We have instituted a Safety Committee that meets once a month to discuss issues directly related to our work environment. With field personnel and management represented in these meetings, we will grow our safety culture and expand our safety horizons by taking proactive safety measures in all we do.
At Deloitte, we share a tradition of supporting the communities in which we live and work. We are pleased to continue the tradition by supporting WQED’s Future Jobs program to help students and jobseekers to discover new, promising career options – right here in Pittsburgh.
Our purpose-driven people come together as One Deloitte to make a meaningful impact on organizations and industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace. We embrace change, leverage technology and inspire companies to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthier society.
Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Now celebrating 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte’s more than 330,000 people worldwide connect for impact at www.deloitte.com.
Connect with Deloitte Pittsburgh Managing Partner Jeff Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.402.5903.
For more than 165 years, Dollar Bank has grown to become a large, full service, community bank committed to providing the highest quality of banking services to individuals and businesses. Dedicated to aiding the communities we serve, Dollar Bank supports quality of life initiatives, financial literacy programs and organizations dedicated to helping individuals and families in need.
Dollar Bank operates throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. We have over 1,400 friendly and knowledgeable employees who are committed to exceptional customer service to individuals and businesses. Learn more, including current job opportunities at www.dollar.bank
Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering superior customer service and reliability to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania. From the industrial age to the technology era, Duquesne Light has been an integral part of the fabric of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Its more than 1500 dedicated employees have helped to transform the way people live, delivering dependable energy for greater comfort and leisure, faster communications, more efficient transportation, enhanced economic development, and improved health care for virtually every facet of life. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. For more information, visit Duquesnelight.com.
Direct link/contact: www.duquesnelight.com/company/about/careers
Ellwood Group Inc
Since our founding in 1910, ELLWOOD has grown organically and via acquisition to become the leading vertically-integrated supplier of quality metals and custom-engineered components for critical applications worldwide. From raw materials through finished machined and coated products ready for assembly, we provide the products our customers require in the world’s most demanding applications. While our footprint now spans 11 business units and more than 25 locations across North America, we haven’t lost sight of what’s right: treating our employees, industry partners and customers like family. As a family- owned business, we work as a committed partner with our stakeholders to ensure integrity, welcome new ideas, and achieve shared success.
Hunter Associates provides comprehensive investment services to individuals, families, and institutions. Hunter Associates’ primary goal is to help our clients define and achieve their financial objectives.
Maximizing profit is not our motivation. Maximizing client outcomes is. We are a firm deeply rooted in a heritage of integrity, where every recommendation is evaluated by asking, “How will this best benefit our client? Does this serve the trust they place in us?” We interpret our job as broader than just competing with the indices. We think of ourselves as taking care of our clients by taking care of their finances.
Hunter Associates has always admired Pittsburgh, its strong heritage, and its culture of openness to remain relevant with the changing times. In a similar way, Hunter Associates believes in the timelessness of its core philosophies while remaining agile in its work with clients. Our commitment to provide true value to our clients, friends, associates and our community remains the enduring foundation of our mission.
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LANXESS is driving customer success throughout the world with premium products, innovation, and world class technical expertise. We are a dynamic, high-tech specialty chemicals company with technology and product leadership positions in our businesses. We are unique in our global approach to sustainable growth, resource efficiency and green solutions.
Over 19,200 employees work for LANXESS across the globe making cement more colorful, water cleaner, medicine safer and much, much more. Our commercial success is based, quite simply, on the performance, the innovative strength and the commitment of our employees. With a genuine sense of social responsibility, attractive jobs in an international working environment, competitive salaries and benefits, as well as a corporate culture that encourages diversity, leadership and trust, we offer extraordinary development opportunities worldwide.
Throughout the year, we are also looking for interns and work students to work in all areas of the corporation – from production to marketing and controlling up to research & development. One example of our many opportunities is our Commercial Rotational Program, which is committed to building a pipeline of talent with commercial competencies and skills that will allow them to successfully contribute to the organization while furthering their career goals. Participants will gain valuable experience across LANXESS business units and broad exposure to related functions through rotational assignments.
LANXESS can be described as capable, courageous and lively. We strive for all individual employees to identify themselves with the LANXESS corporate objectives and embody these. For more employment opportunities, please visit the following website: career.lanxess.com/
Mascaro Construction Company
Mascaro Construction Company, LP (Mascaro), a family-owned business, began in 1988 with the goal of delivering quality construction projects, done right, the first time. The success of our people delivering this goal has resulted in Mascaro being recognized by Engineering News-Record, a national construction magazine, as one of the top 400 contractors in the United States.
The projects we build support our communities. Mascaro constructs academic facilities to teach students; labs to perform research; healthcare facilities to offer cutting-edge treatments; office spaces to inspire collaboration; sports venues to entertain us; and roadways to transport us to these places. We work on water and waste water treatment facilities that reduce environmental pollutants and power plants that provide energy to homes across the region.
All employees are committed to the Mascaro Advantage: be humble, hungry, and smart; do the right thing; outwork the competition; and provide a family atmosphere. Part of this family atmosphere is our emphasis on giving back to the community. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it is also one of our long-term strategic goals.
Incorporation of these core values in our day-to-day activities allows us to deliver a great experience to everyone involved in a project. From senior management to field personnel, we firmly believe that when you build with Mascaro, you build with the best.
Online applications are accepted at our website.
Husband and wife team Jonathan and Sabreena Miller started Miller Does It General Contracting at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in May of 2020. Using Jon's expertise in general trades and Sabrena's background in small business and community development, the duo was perfectly positioned to build a viable business that would address the rising needs for property improvement.
Miller Does It General Contracting (MDI) is a residential property improvement company based in Pittsburgh and serving all of Western Pennsylvania. Specializing in welding and fabrication, MDI also offers remodeling, renovation, and repair services from custom hand railings and carpentry work to porch construction, landscape design, and fencing.
The Miller Does It mission is to provide quality and lasting services that transform potential into solutions. Each project is approached with consideration and it is the company's mission to build genuine relationships with those it serves no matter the size of the project.
As part of its community-centered initiatives, MDI is proud to partner with local communities and leaders in the Pittsburgh region on focused builds like little free libraries, free pantries, and general repairs. MDI is also proud to be an advocate for encouraging education around the trades as a viable career option for our youth.
NET Xperts LLC® has the expertise to design and implement IT systems that meet the needs of small to mid-sized businesses. Whether in need of Cybersecurity, Managed Services, or Cloud Services, they are experienced, Certified Professionals that can help develop technology business plans to meet any strategic business goal. NET Xperts not only provides expert installation and service, they are dedicated to developing long-lasting, professional relationships with clients. As a partner, they keep businesses up and running on a daily basis. Clients are confident that NET Xperts utilizes the most up-to-date and effective systems technology focusing on their particular business needs. Client business concerns are the top priority. At NET Xperts LLC®, they take the necessary steps to be certain that all customers’ technological needs are met, and business goals are realized.
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New Horizons of Pittsburgh has been training and re-skilling Pittsburghers for the last 20 years. We specialize in workforce and corporate training programs that focus on industry recognized certification tracks. Our most popular programs align with well-known vendors like Microsoft, Amazon, PMI, Axelos, CompTIA, SCRUM Alliance, Citrix, Six Sigma, SHRM, and many others. The goal is to give students an opportunity to learn skills that can immediately be applied to new roles and new employment opportunities. Our partnership with local workforce organizations and institutions of higher learning sets us apart from our competitors. We’d love to be able to help you and your organization build a better Pittsburgh labor force. If you are interested in learning more about what we have to offer, you are welcome to browse our expansive training catalog at www.nhpittsburgh.com.
PA Chamber Educational Foundation
PA Chamber Educational Foundation
As The Statewide Voice of Business™, the Pennsylvania Chamber is here for Pennsylvania companies, to help develop the solutions they need to solve the workforce issues they are experiencing every day.
At the same time, students and others entering the workforce are looking for information on in-demand jobs that are available and that will provide a solid career choice.
In order to ensure that the Commonwealth can continue to boast a skilled workforce and remain competitive in the global marketplace, the PA Chamber has made workforce development a cornerstone of its mission in the 21st Century.
The Pennsylvania Chamber is committed to help bridge the skills gap between Pennsylvania employers’ current and future employment needs and the skills of today’s workforce. That’s why our Educational Foundation has created “Start the Conversation HERE” — grassroots initiative aimed at addressing the employment needs in Pennsylvania by increasing public awareness of the growing demand for workers in the skilled trades and other employment trends in the Commonwealth. This includes an innovative partnership with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation help award scholarships specifically to Pennsylvanians through the Work Ethic Scholarship Program.
As the state’s largest broad-based business advocacy association, we continue to encourage policymakers to strengthen existing workforce development programs to make sure that the Commonwealth is fully developing and harnessing the talent, skills and capacities of its citizens.
Allen Norton, Workforce Development Executive | ANorton@pachamber.org | 717.720.5563
PA Department of Labor & Industry
If business is slow, you are experiencing financial difficulties, or facing potential employee layoffs, Pennsylvania’s Shared-Work Program can help.
Shared-Work allows you to retain your workforce during a temporary slowdown and then quickly ramp up operations without the expense of recruiting, hiring and training new employees. At the same time, Shared-Work helps protect your employees from the financial hardship of a full layoff. The Shared-Work team is available to help you retain your team.
PANTHERx Rare Pharmacy
PANTHERx Rare Pharmacy, The Rare Disease Specialty Pharmacy®, is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PANTHERx Rare’s mission is to transform lives by delivering medical breakthroughs, clinical excellence, and access solutions to patients afflicted with rare and devastating conditions. Every day we Define RxARE®, by developing focused solutions, bold innovations, and novel clinical services associated with the life-transforming therapies that we deliver. We are an innovative and passionate organization that proudly consists of friendly and collaborative employees. PANTHERx Rare cultivates talent and encourages growth within our organization so that our employees can explore their interests and expand their careers. Our growth has always been strategic, and we let our values and the needs of our patients drive us forward in our everyday work. PANTHERx is consistently Ranked #1 in Patient Satisfaction by Zitter Health Insights; being patient-focused isn't just a philosophy; it's the foundation of our company. Our associates are compassionate problem solvers, who produce high quality work, and who are up to the technical and human challenges of utilizing modern medicine to achieve superior health outcomes for people living with rare and devastating diseases. PANTHERx was awarded 2018 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy as well as the American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance. Zitter Health Insights awarded PANTHERx the Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award winner for both 2017 and 2018. As a quad-accredited pharmacy, PANTHERx holds accreditations from URAC, VIPPS, ACHC, and CPPA.
Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services
Passavant Memorial Homes (PMH) is a private, non-profit human service agency based in western Pennsylvania dedicated to empowering children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs. Since its inception in 1895, PMH has offered the individuals that we are privileged to serve the opportunity to lead healthy, enriching, and independent lives.
PMH has continued to enhance the quality supports and services offered and has experienced tremendous growth through the development of its subsidiaries: PDC Pharmacy (PDC), Life Enrichment Trust (LET), Accessible Dental Services (ADS), and Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation (PMHF), which are together known as the Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services (PMHFOS). Collectively, our 1,700 team members provide supports to over 10,000 individuals. PMHFOS continuously strives to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs to live successfully in the community through our holistic array of services that support an individual’s physical, emotional, financial, and social well-being.
PMHFOS is proud to support the WQED Future Jobs initiative as a corporate sponsor. We are heavily rooted in the communities we serve, not only through our mission but also in the hiring and development of our employees. We strive to empower students in the Pittsburgh region to find their career and passion at PMHFOS!
Learn More about PMHFOS at: www.pmhfos.org
Learn more about our exciting careers at: www.pmhfos.org/careers
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Corporate Address: 163 Thorn Hill Road Warrendale, PA 15086
PJ Dick - Trumbull - Lindy
The PJ Dick, Inc., Trumbull Corp., and Lindy Paving family of construction companies provides comprehensive general contracting, construction management, and design-build services for buildings, heavy highway, and civil; energy and industrial; and asphalt and material production. Consistently ranked one of the Top 100 builders by Engineering News Record, we attract the region's finest talent to deliver quality projects across the MidAtlantic region. We are an equal opportunity employer and don't discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, age, gender, religion, individual disability status, covered veteran status, or other traits projected by law. We maintain a safe and drug-free work environment for our employees.
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River Point Technology
River Point Technology is a digital service provider bringing emerging technology solutions to our customers. We enable our customers to adopt emerging technology to drive business transformation. Delivering cutting edge technology solutions drives operational efficiency and new revenue models in support of digital transformation journeys.
Our focus is in the areas of cloud enablement, such as IT automation, as well data-oriented solutions such as the internet of things. We do this by developing and integrating complex technology into consumable packages that allow the average enterprise to take advantage of the solutions.
Our impact to our customers is driving operational efficiency as well as allow the technology to help deliver new monetization models by opening up new services and accelerating time to market.
The Rhodes Group
The Rhodes Group helps contractors and owners on construction projects at all stages - from preconstruction through formal disputes. The services we provide include analyzing construction claims resulting from schedule delays and cost overruns, providing independent expert testimony related to our findings, developing and maintaining critical path method schedules, creating 3D models and animations to demonstrate complex issues, and assisting in minimizing our clients’ exposure to the risk of schedule and cost-related disputes. In 1999, The Rhodes Group was founded with just two consultants and clients based only in the Pittsburgh region. 20 years later, we are sought out to consult on some of the largest and most complex construction projects throughout the United States and abroad, including projects in Canada, Australia, Chile, Indonesia, Jamaica, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates.
From our humble beginnings in Pittsburgh to serving clients all over the world, The Rhodes Group attributes its success to our team of highly specialized consultants with diverse educational backgrounds including degrees in engineering, accounting, science, and law. As a leading construction consulting firm, we place a high priority on continuing education and life-long learning. We are proud of the foundation we have built in Pittsburgh and are committed to supporting the education and development of the region’s workforce by regularly offering internship and co-op opportunities to local high school and university students in which they gain hands-on experience applying critical thinking skills.
To learn more about The Rhodes Group and our team’s diverse backgrounds, visit our website at www.rhodes-group.com.
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Established in 1956, Schneider Downs has grown to be the largest independently-owned public accounting firm in Western Pennsylvania, and the fourth largest overall firm in Pittsburgh, with approximately 500 personnel, including 45 shareholders. As one of the top 60 national firms, Schneider Downs has its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, with a growing office in Columbus, OH, serving more than 2,500 corporate and individual clients. Serving a variety of industries, including not-for-profit, manufacturing, retail, transportation and logistics, energy and natural resources, construction and real estate, we offer more than 80 service offerings, including audit and assurance services, tax compliance and consulting, business advisory, corporate finance, technology and wealth management and private family office services.
Our professionals are recognized as leaders in a number of industry sectors, and are members of the PICPA Committee on Professional Ethics, FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee, PICPA IT Assurance Committee and the AICPA Exempt Organization Technical Resource Panel. The firm is a Member of the AICPA’s Center for Audit Quality and Governmental Audit Quality Center. Our mission statement is “Working together every day to make our firm, clients and communities better.” Schneider Downs is proud that we have created a unique culture through which our professionals can thrive and develop, and our clients receive the highest levels of care, attention and expertise.
TurbineLMS is for workforce development. Turbine provides companies a secure and scalable platform to deliver upskilling and training curricula across the enterprise, and measurably close skills gaps. Instructor-led (or synchronous) instruction is embraced and the online learning experience is simpler, better with Turbine’s choice feature set. Course management and scalability is super easy for all admins and trainers. TurbineLMS is the preferred platform for CCAC Workforce Development and delivers all professional development courses and automates attendance, user check-in and documentation of Continuing Education Units. Turbine is offering no-cost pilot trials to WQED Future Job sponsors and partners.
Turner’s roots in Western Pennsylvania date back to 1908 with work on Forbes Field, which served as the original home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over the following decades, we built many of the prominent buildings in Pittsburgh, including the National Biscuit Company’s (NABISCO’s) new plant in 1912 and the 64-story US Steel Tower, which is still the tallest building in the city. Turner opened a full-services Pittsburgh office in 1976 and, since then, we have grown to a staff of over 100 who work on projects across Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Turner’s Pittsburgh office works with a diverse mix of public- and private-sector clients and has built or managed the construction of many leading commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and healthcare facilities. We have cultivated excellent relationships with subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, and minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) in the region and we offer in-house scheduling and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) estimating expertise. We are able to achieve great value for our clients with the combination of our national purchasing power and our ability to engage smaller, local firms in the community. Our portfolio includes a range of projects delivered to clients who value our input and collaboration as well as our experience balancing program, budget, time, and aesthetics on some of the most challenging and sophisticated projects in the region. Our commitment to safe, lean, and sustainable building is prominent on some of our notable recent projects including Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green, 5051 Centre Avenue, and 525 William Penn Place.
At UPMC, we're all here for the same reason — to make Life Changing Medicine possible. A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, UPMC is committed to shaping the future of health care by combining a passion for innovation and research excellence with a patient-centered model of care.
Our network, comprised of 40 hospitals and more than 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, provides Life Changing Medicine to communities across Pennsylvania and beyond. In addition, UPMC Health Plan, one of the nation’s fastest-growing health plans, offers a full range of health insurance and services to more than 3.4 million members.
As Pennsylvania’s largest non-governmental employer, our team is made up of 87,000 dedicated employees across our footprint. No matter who you are or what you do, there is a place for you at UPMC. It’s a place where accountants and nurses, researchers and doctors, developers and HR representatives can all make a difference. Through defined career ladders, development opportunities, and an unmatched benefits package, we give our employees the support they need to advance their careers and achieve their professional goals
Are you ready to discover how you could make a difference at UPMC? Learn more and explore career opportunities that are right for you at careers.upmc.com.
U.S. Air Force
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Our rich history and our vision guide our Airmen as we pursue our mission with excellence and integrity to become leaders, innovators and warriors. With a full-time job in the Air Force, you receive incomparable on-the-job training and benefits like 30 days of vacation with pay each year, up to 100 percent of tuition reimbursement, housing allowance and retirement. If you would like to get in touch with an Air Force recruiter please call (724) 914 – 9118 or E-Mail: email@example.com.
In the simplest terms, WesBanco, Inc. is a multi-state, bank holding company headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. But that really doesn’t say much about who we are.
Founded in 1870, WesBanco, Inc. is a diversified and well-balanced financial services company, with a community bank at its core, built upon a strong legacy of credit and risk management. We merge technology with people to support our commitment to personal customer service. Over the past decade, we have built a national reputation as a safe, sound, and profitable bank holding company while delivering large bank capabilities with a community bank feel that always strives to do better by its customers.
Our customer-centric service culture is focused on building long-term customer relationships by pledging to serve our customers’ personal financial needs and help grow their businesses. We offer a wide variety of business and personal transaction account options; competitive business and personal lending services; a full range of online and mobile banking options; a full suite of commercial banking products and services; and trust, wealth management, securities brokerage, and private banking services through our century-old Trust and Investment Services department.
WesBanco Bank, Inc., operates over 200 financial centers in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Additionally, WesBanco operates an insurance agency, WesBanco Insurance Services, Inc., and a full service broker/dealer, WesBanco Securities, Inc.
Academy Pittsburgh provides accessible, cohort based training, such as our 12 week Developer Bootcamp, that prepares students for in-demand tech and tech adjacent roles in web development, UX/UI, software testing, data analytics, digital marketing, and more.
Every Academy program empowers diverse individuals to explore tech or tech adjacent careers by reserving half of the seats in every session for women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, individuals living with disabilities, veterans, first generation immigrants, formerly incarcerated individuals, individuals in recovery, and other underrepresented groups.
Visit academypgh.com or @academypgh on social to learn about programs, events, and other ways to connect with us.
California University of Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) prepares students to stand out in a competitive job market, thrive in their chosen career and make a difference in local and global communities. Located just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh, Cal U is a mid-size public university that offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 95 graduate programs of study in education, human services, the liberal arts, business, science and technology. Cal U focuses on applied learning, which positions students of all ages and backgrounds for career success, whether they choose to study on campus or online. In addition, through a wealth of undergraduate research, study away, service and leadership opportunities and over 100 on-campus clubs and organizations, students are able to build a college experience that helps them reach their full potential. Academics are the heart of Cal U. Many faculty members are professionals who come to the classroom with unique insights into real-world settings. What’s more, many still work in the fields in which they teach and can offer an inside look at current trends, which is valuable to students who are preparing for a career.
Cal U is a proud member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Learn more at: calu.edu
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Today’s knowledge economy requires new skills. At Carlow University, we help you develop these skills, start, develop and advance your career or pursue a new, exciting path, through different pathways. With options for impact skills courses, customized, and non-degree programs, and flexible scheduling, we can build a signature education that not only works for you, it also works with you.
Our self-paced Impact Skills courses include:
- Digital Literacy for the 21st Century
- Introduction to Data Analytics Using Tableau
- Leadership Theory & Practice
- Ethical Decision Making-Theory & Practice
- Exploratory Data Analytics in R
- Maintaining a Professional Presence
- Lifelong Learning
- Crisis Communications
- Digital Environments Relationship Building
- Change Management
- Effective Communications & Conversations
- Proactive Social Media Communications
- Immersive Organizational Culture
- Intercultural Communications
- Conflict Management
Our Certificate courses include:
- Alcohol and Drug Counseling
- Autism Teaching
- Early Childhood Supervision
- Online Instructional Design and Technology
- STEM Teaching
- Cyber Threat Research & Analytics
- Fraud and Forensics
- Project Management
- Healthcare Management
- Human Resource Management
Visit https://www.carlow.edu/College_of_Professional_Studies.aspx for more information.
Community College of Allegheny County
Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today—a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.
Every year, more than 25,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of nearly 160 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs while thousands more access noncredit and workforce development courses. Comprising four campuses and five neighborhood centers, as well as other offsite locations, CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation’s top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.
CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country. CCAC alumni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world. Visit ccac.edu to learn more.
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Community College of Beaver County
Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) located in Monaca, PA, is focused on partnerships to create seamless educational and career pathways that support workforce and economic development throughout the region. The success of CCBC’s Aviation, Nursing and Process Technology programs and their graduates are all grounded in industry partnerships with companies like American Airlines, Heritage Valley Health Systems, Shell, BASF, Styropek/Nova, and Energy Harbor. These partners help shape curricula, provide scholarship and other support, and create career connections for our students and alumni.
CCBC has also been offering non-credit lifelong learning and personal and professional enrichment programs to our community for over 40 years. Quick to respond to industry’s needs, the College provides customized corporate training opportunities on-site for businesses as well as online courses and professional certifications for individuals in areas such as welding, wastewater treatment, EMT, technology, and business. The College works closely with local employers seeking training funds.
Between 2016 and 2021, utilizing WEDnetPA funds, CCBC has allocated over $1.3 million to companies in Beaver County and western Pennsylvania for incumbent worker training. In 2019-2020, 1,236 employees were trained in Beaver County/Southwest Corner utilizing WEDnetPA funds.
CCBC has a strong history of contributions to the vitality of Beaver County and all Southwestern Pennsylvania through innovative teaching; workforce development leadership; community, regional and statewide service; and civic engagement. As the face of Beaver County and the Pittsburgh region changes, CCBC will continue its commitment to serving as a leader and an active partner in expanding educational opportunities and shaping economic growth.
CONTACT: John Goberish
Dean, School of Industrial Technology and Continuing Education
Consortium for Public Education
The Consortium for Public Education believes the future depends on a public education system that harnesses all of our region’s strengths and assets, all of its rich resources for learning. It helps K-12 schools tap these community resources to support students in imagining their futures and developing the transferrable skills they’ll need for success in an ever-changing economy. In doing so, the Consortium plays a critical role in developing our region’s workforce at the earliest level. To prepare for post-secondary education and careers, kids need to ask themselves three critical questions: Who am I? Who do I want to be? and How do I get there? The Consortium supports schools in helping their students find answers. It’s a catalyst for community partnerships that help both students and educators learn about southwestern Pennsylvania’s key industries, businesses and career opportunities as well as the region’s opportunities for post-secondary education and training.
Through Project Based Learning experiences created in the Consortium’s Student Powered Solutions program, students get to work on assignments from businesses, tackling real-world problems so that they can see the relevance of their learning and develop the soft skills they’ll need in the workplace. Through programs like The Future Is Mine (TFIM), the Consortium gives students opportunities to explore careers and build leadership skills. The Consortium also creates learning networks like the Future Ready Alliance and programs like Educator in the Workforce to bring together administrators, teachers and/or counselors for professional development opportunities that help create high-quality career learning and guidance in their schools.
For more than 160 years, Edinboro University has been committed to developing innovative programs to prepare students to meet the demands of an ever-changing workplace. With expected growth of 10 percent annually, animation and visual effects jobs are in high demand. Edinboro has responded with its Game and Virtual World Development track, consistently ranked among the top game design programs in Pennsylvania. Students combine coursework in computer science and physics, with art courses such as three-dimensional design and computer animation, to prepare for a variety of careers such as game developers and engineers, game programmers and modeling, and simulation development.
That level of innovation can be found across the University, in programs like nursing, education, financial planning and more. Edinboro’s five colleges and schools and more than 100 majors and minors provide everything today’s students need to succeed. The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. Students prepare for careers through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel and internships. Edinboro has nearly 3,000 alumni in the city of Pittsburgh alone. 115 of them serve in senior or executive leadership roles in business, education and marketing/advertising. Edinboro has one of the largest art departments in the state. In fact, many of its graphic design graduates live and work in Pittsburgh. Edinboro is completely dedicated to student success, promising the attention, careful advising and state-of-the-art facilities necessary to ensure students achieve their goals and exceed their own expectations.
Ms. Monica Clem
Executive Director, Career Development & Experiential Learning
Fayette County Career & Technology Institute
The Fayette County Career Center’s LPN Program is a Practical Nursing program sponsored by the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute. The program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA/CESS). The mission of the Fayette CTI LPN Program is to provide quality nursing education to prepare adults for a successful practical nursing career. The Fayette County CTI LPN Program was established in May of 1966 in Hopwood, PA. In July 1976, the practical nursing facilities moved to the Fayette County Area Vocational Technical School (now the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute). Since 1966, The Fayette County CTI LPN Program has graduated more than 2,500 men and women from various socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. The LPN Program is a 1-year program. Students participate in a didactic learning environment as well as a hands-on learning environment. Students participate in clinical rotations at various acute care and long-term care facilities in Fayette County, Westmoreland County, and Allegheny County. Graduates meet the educational requirements to take the National Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). We provide a quality education for nursing students with one of the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania. All of our nursing instructors are registered nurses who are educated at the bachelor’s or master’s level of nursing. We strive to continue our education of nurses for many generations to come.
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
Aviation Education: Your Ticket to A Rewarding Career
Boeing predicts that over 192,000 new Aviation Technicians will be needed by 2039, leading the aviation industry to seek hard-working, skilled, and passionate individuals to fill their ranks. The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, a family of non-profit, career-focused schools, is prepared to fill that demand by offering programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics to individuals seeking an education outside of the ordinary.
Ranked as the #1 Two-Year Trade School by Forbes Magazine in 2018, PIA tasks you with real-world situations where you think and act as a qualified aviation technician would. With functional equipment at your disposal, students learn the complex inner-workings of reciprocating and turbine engines, the precision needed for airframe repairs, and the importance of safety in this essential industry.
With a hands-on education focused on building strong technical foundations, students are sought out for both aviation and non-aviation related positions upon graduation. PIA’s 90 years of industry expertise has led to strong partnerships with aviation and non-aviation organizations, assisting maintenance and electronics students with career opportunities after graduation.
“PIA has built a strong reputation within the aviation industry,” says Roxanne Ober, Director of Admissions and Outreach at PIA, “that reputation has helped graduates of our program find success within their careers, and we are so proud of what they have achieved.”
RLA Learning & Conference Center
The Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) is a nonprofit learning, training, and conference center specifically designed to build a better workforce for our region. We bring together higher education, industry, and other partners to hold over 1,500 training events each year for more than 400 organizations in virtually every regional industry. We specialize in creating the very best learning environment and location for professional development whether it is for executives, vocational, skilled, or unskilled labor. Our 7-member university’s offer undergraduate and graduate degree (and non-degree) programs on our campus, custom-created for working professionals. Our 28 meeting and training rooms are purpose-designed, offering flexible space to accommodate the goal of each learning event. The RLA, is a collaborative organization, bringing people together to accomplish our mission and prepare the workforce for the future of the region’s economy.
Kristina L. Smith
Director of Business Development
RLA Learning and Conference Center
850 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Seton Hill University
At Seton Hill University, a Catholic, liberal arts institution located in Greensburg, Pa., students are prepared not just for their first job but for the career changes that will likely occur during their lifetimes. Seton Hill prepares its students through strong major programs of study that are aligned with workforce needs; a liberal arts curriculum that helps students develop the soft skills required by employers; and a career readiness program that provides support to students as they explore professional opportunities during their four years on campus and beyond.
New academic programs, including undergraduate degrees in Nursing, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Data Analytics, Global Studies, and Digital Humanities are designed to meet both student interests and employer needs. Seton Hill’s offerings for adult students have expanded to include an RN-to-BSN program, MBA programs in Healthcare Administration and Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination; and a new Doctor of Physical Therapy program launching in Fall 2021.
As an Apple Distinguished School, Seton Hill has a long-standing commitment to offering equal access to technology for all students by providing students, faculty and staff with MacBooks and educating faculty on how to use mobile technology to enhance the classroom experience. And, Seton Hill’s nationally recognized Fit for the World Career Readiness Program is integrated into the curriculum, providing students with meaningful preparation for their future careers starting in their freshman year.
In fact, 95 percent of Seton Hill’s recent graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation compared to an 86 percent national average placement rate.
Seton Hill’s relevant academic programs for traditional and non-traditional students, its liberal arts curriculum and its career readiness offerings make the university a place where students can prepare themselves for whatever career path they choose.
Shippensburg University is a comprehensive university of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, advanced certificate programs, and non-credit professional development programs. The 210-acre landscaped campus of Ship, a regional destination campus in south-central Pennsylvania, is fully accessible and contains an advanced, networked infrastructure to support technology-based teaching, learning, and research. Ship is dedicated to promoting the lifelong learning of its students. The Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (ShipPCDE) works closely with expert faculty to create customized career, personal, and workforce training programs that meet the local community and industry needs.
ShipPCDE offers flexible training solutions on-site, online, or on-campus and can develop a customized curriculum based on organizational and team-building needs through multi-level training programs, certificates, lunch and learns, one-day or multi-week programs, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and more. Shippensburg University is also proud to work with the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA), which brings training funds to qualified companies across the Commonwealth to help improve the skills and productivity of their workers. Our goal is your success, whether you are an individual seeking to reach the next level in your career or a local industry looking to elevate your employees.
With five new programs and Thiel College’s welcoming and supportive community, it’s an exciting time for students at Thiel. The College’s new and innovative Environmental Safety Management degree is the only one in Pennsylvania with environmental science at its core. Students blend what is best of its nationally-recognized business department with foundations in environmental science.
The program opens the door for Thiel graduates to capitalize on growing market opportunities forecasted for Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has put that trio among the top five states expected to see the greatest job growth in the field. Environmental Safety Management graduates will be prepared for successful careers in a field with forecasted growth and high-earning potential. National labor statistics predict the industry will grow between 8-11% by 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Students can also choose from new programs in Sports Management, Health Systems, Exercise Science and Equestrian Studies or select from one of the College’s other 60-plus majors and minors. Thiel’s Career Development Center connects students in all academic pursuits to an extensive database of internship opportunities and engaged network of 15,000-plus alumni. Thiel is one of the top two most affordable private colleges in Pa., according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Thiel joins Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Princeton University as a Dietrich Foundation institution.
For more information, contact Thiel College at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-24-THIEL.
Triangle Tech graduates are hired to do important jobs. After only 16 months of training at Triangle Tech, our graduates have the skills employers need for in-demand careers. Our students can earn an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (AST) and gain quality career skills training. Our technical degree* programs include, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design with Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing, Carpentry & Construction, Maintenance Electricity, Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Welding & Fabrication. A new 8- month diploma program is now being offered in Industrial and Structural Welding. As an industry-leading technical school in Pennsylvania, Triangle Tech knows how to help our students succeed. Triangle Tech offers hands-on training in small classes, taught by highlyexperienced instructors. Triangle Tech is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). In 2017, Triangle Tech's, Greensburg school and Triangle Tech's, Bethlehem school, a branch of Triangle Tech's Greensburg school, received the honor of being named to Forbes Magazine's Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools list! We offer a variety of job placement and career advising services at our six convenient locations. Our job placement specialists have the resources and employment connections to help our students find a job they love. Financial aid is also available for those who qualify. Prepare for an important job with hands-on training from Triangle Tech, a leading Pennsylvania technical school. Earn your degree or diploma and the opportunity to have a great job waiting for you!
Contact: Ashley Kessler, Associate Director, Business Development
University of Pittsburgh
Whether you're seeking a promotion, need continuing education credits, or interested in a complete career change, the University of Pittsburgh offers numerous programs to help you achieve what's next. Pitt has 14 graduate and professional schools with a wide variety of certificates and degrees. From a certificate in cyber security, to a master of business administration, to any number of highly-ranked programs in the health sciences, the University of Pittsburgh provides resources to help our students engage in the University community and succeed. Given our strong connection to the City of Pittsburgh, Pitt students gain outstanding professional experience working as partners on projects throughout the city. You will add value to your organization through leadership and practice, and with more than 324,000 Pitt alumni worldwide, you will exponentially grow your network.
William T. Valenta, Jr.
University of Pittsburgh Titusville
The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville’s Education and Training Hub launched in August of 2020 as a part of the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to workforce development in northwestern Pennsylvania. The campus’ current initiatives include a two-year Associate of Science in Nursing degree. Soon the hub will add certifications in both manufacturing and medical assistant training thanks to the contributions of its partners, the Manchester Bidwell Corp. and Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering’s Manufacturing Assistance Center.
Another major contributor to the hub’s partnership, the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, will offer general education classes required for Pitt-Titusville’s pre-nursing students. Those will be offered at NPRC classroom locations, including on-site at the Titusville campus. Pre-nursing students who satisfactorily complete the General Education Certificate with NPRC and meet all eligibility requirements will qualify for Pitt-Titusville’s nursing program and may continue in their pursuit of becoming a registered nurse.
“Our Education and Training Hub is a transformational project that will reduce the effects of structural poverty in northwestern Pennsylvania by enhancing the business ecosystem,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, president of Pitt-Titusville. “The hub will provide training, equipping the region’s residents with critical skills and enabling them to meet workforce needs.” Pitt-Titusville’s two-year Associate Degree in Nursing program continues to accept applicants for the 2021-22 school year and continues with an unbroken record of a 100% hiring rate for recent graduates. It was ranked 7th in the state by the website RN Careers. The Pitt-quality education has been regarded by many regional employers as chief among their considerations when interviewing candidates. Pitt-Titusville remains determined to establish its Education and Training Hub as the leader in workforce development for the region.
West Liberty University
West Liberty University is West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education. Established in 1837, WLU is situated on a picturesque hilltop, just an hour from Pittsburgh. It features a main campus and an offsite location, located at the Highlands retail park. Both locations are minutes from the Pennsylvania and Ohio borders, near Wheeling, in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle.
WLU’s College of Arts and Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, Gary E. West College of Business and School of Professional Studies offer a personalized education delivered by a team of highly qualified faculty. With more than 70 undergraduate majors, WLU students are rewarded with an excellent return on their investment. Graduate programs are growing and include the, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Arts Clinical Psychology, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Science and Master of Arts in Biology, and the online Master of Science in Criminology, online MBA and the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degrees.
WLU offers degree for non-traditional students too, including its accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Administration degree. WLU offers intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division II level, including men’s football, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, tennis, baseball, soccer and golf along with women’s softball, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, tennis, golf, soccer and acrobatics and tumbling.
West Liberty University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. For more information, please visit westliberty.edu or call 1.866.WESTLIB.
Skilled Trades and Professional Organizations
American Payroll Association - Western PA Chapter
The Western PA Chapter is an organization made up of Payroll Professionals throughout the City of Pittsburgh and the tri-state area. Our group demographics range from the new to payroll individual to the veterans of our profession. Our group is dynamic and energetic and all have driving personalities that make our organization special and recognized locally, statewide and nationally, year after year. Our founding members saw the need to bring Payroll Professionals together and educate them in the payroll profession so that they would be the top of our profession and maintain the laws that the various government agencies make into law each and every day. While members come and go, our Chapter has a strong foundation of people, quest for continuing knowledge and recognition that goes beyond the bounds of just another professional organization. We offer many opportunities for payroll professionals to grow, share their knowledge and network with their fellow payroll professionals day after day.
Our Chapter invites you to attend one of our meetings, get to know our members through networking at one of meetings and expand your minds through the wealth of knowledge our members bring to our profession each and every day. You never know who you may meet, what future opportunities it may unveil and how it will enhance your worth as an individual in your community and most importantly, with your employer. After all, the Western PA Chapter is WHERE OUR MEMBERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) is one of the oldest builders associations in the country. Founded in 1938 BAMP has grown to become the largest home builders association in Pennsylvania, serving the home building and related industries throughout the metropolitan Pittsburgh region. BAMP was a founding member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA). In further service to our members BAMP established the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (AAMP), for businesses who work in the multi-family housing Industry, and BAMP’s Remodeler’s Council that focuses on improving the profession of remodeling and home improvement contractors. With an eye toward its future, BAMP sponsors numerous NAHB Student Chapters operating in eight local area career training. Today, the non-profit trade organization is comprised nearly 600 businesses who strive to improve housing affordability, availability and choice.
The association is recognized nationally for its advocacy of safe and affordable housing as well as its educational and consumer awareness efforts. It ensures that its members are educated and updated on the latest housing trends and issues of the day, and produces several events to help consumers make enlightened decisions involving their housing needs and choices, including the annual Festival of Homes and Housing Excellence Awards. Similarly, on behalf of AAMP, it produces a program recognizing the best in rental living through its Apartment Excellence Awards program.
For more information about BAMP and its many programs and services, visit our website at www.pghhomebuilders.com.
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is committed to providing the next generation of construction professionals with the tools and resources they need to succeed in a demanding and highly competitive business. We represent more than 41,000 hardworking men and women across our extensive territory. Our jurisdiction spans the states of New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia and most recently Puerto Rico. Our crafts include commercial and residential construction, floor covering, interior systems, mill-cabinetry, pile driving, underwater welding and more.
Workforce development and training are the central focus of our union. Keeping up with the demands of today’s construction industry means working collaboratively with employers and manufacturers to create cutting edge training programs. Our members are not only trained in the latest in cutting edge technology, but they also learn communication and leadership skills. By developing a well-rounded skill set for our members, we can create a workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of an evolving industry with productive results.
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council encourages anyone looking for a lifelong career, where everyone earns equal pay for equal work and can retire with dignity, to consider joining us.
650 Ridge Rd Suite 200 | Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters
The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters is committed to providing the next generation for construction professionals the tools and resources they need to succeed in demanding and highly competitive business. We represent more than 43,000 hardworking men and women across our extensive territory. Our jurisdiction spans the states of New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and ten counties in North Carolina and the District of Columbia. Our crafts include commercial and residential construction, floor covering, interior systems, mill-cabinetry, pile driving, underwater welding and more.
Workforce development and training are the central focus of our union. Keeping up with the demands of today’s construction industry means working collaboratively with employers and manufacturers to create cutting edge training programs. Our members are not only trained in the latest in cutting edge technology, but they also learn communication and leadership skills. By developing a well-rounded skill set for our members, we can create a workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of an evolving industry with productive results.
Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council encourages anyone looking for a lifelong career, where everyone earns equal pay for equal work and can retire with dignity, to consider joining us.
650 Ridge Rd., Suite 200 | Pittsburgh, PA 15205
National Electrical Contractors Association, Western PA Chapter (NECA)
The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the association of qualified, reliable, and experienced union electrical contractors working in Western PA.
Whether high-voltage power transmission or low-voltage building automation, electrical contractors ensure these systems work in a safe, effective, and environmentally-sound manner. NECA contractors build everything from your neighborhood restaurants to skyscrapers, stadiums, and nuclear power plants. They work in hospitals, universities, industrial facilities, and essentially anywhere that needs electricity.
NECA contractors employ the most highly-trained and skilled Journeyman Electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) through a labor-management agreement that ensures tradesmen and women are afforded family-sustaining wages & benefits, safe working conditions, and the most advanced apprenticeship training available.
The NECA-IBEW Apprenticeship Program is a five-year paid apprenticeship program that combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Apprentices are paid an hourly wage and receive union benefits starting immediately, with annual pay raises aligned with progression through the program. The NECA-IBEW team covers all tuition costs, so students are not responsible for financing their education.
Click here to learn more about the NECA-IBEW Apprenticeship Program: https://electricaltrainingalliance.org/
Connect with Western PA NECA online at www.wpaneca.com or on Twitter/Instagram @WPANECA
The Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP)
The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of analytical chemistry through science education and outreach for K-12 students and teachers, college faculty and undergraduate students.
The SACP was organized in 1942 by a group of chief chemists and scientists to promote the interchange of ideas, to develop solutions to problems in analytical chemistry, and to encourage sociability among practitioners of the same profession.
Since 1950, the SACP has been a co-sponsor along with her sister society – the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) – of Pittcon (http://www.pittcon.org), the world’s largest annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. The SACP currently has over 400 members and meets monthly to discuss program development and host educational seminars.
The SACP is dedicated to the education of our membership, of the community and of the future scientists in our schools. By educating the children and the community, we can help to ensure that a new generation is being prepared to meet the future. The SACP provides awards, scholarships and grants both locally and nationally.
The SACP offers funding, networking and outreach opportunities for K-12 student, teachers, college faculty and undergraduate students. The society is dedicated to the education of the membership, the community and future scientists in our schools. To learn more, visit us at SACP.org or send an email to email@example.com.
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
Protective coatings are everywhere. They protect the planes, trains and automobiles we use. They help to keep iconic bridges standing, drinking water clean, and homes supplied with gas. They protect ships on the oceans and barges on the rivers. They help militaries defend countries. They provide a thin layer between a pristine landscape and an environmental disaster.
Industries look to SSPC for training and guidance on how protective coatings are used, from choosing the right coating for the job to successfully preparing the surface and applying the coating, often in challenging environments.
The SSPC family includes a worldwide network of protective coatings experts who care deeply about what they do: Craftworkers like blasters and painters, as well as corporate executives, engineers, inspectors and lab technicians. The SSPC community represents a broad spectrum of the workforce with a diverse set of skills who value SSPC because we provide them with a platform to engage each other, advance the industry and propel their careers.
Everything we do is designed to benefit the users and providers of protective coatings products and services. From globally recognized industry standards and technical publications to professional certification programs, our mission is: “To inspire learning, advance knowledge, and elevate performance in the industry through training, certification, and education of the workforce, communication of advances in technology, and promotion of the use of protective coatings.”
Learn more about SSPC and how you can start a career as a blaster or painter in the coatings industry by visiting www.sspc.org.
Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the furthering of science education through outreach for K-12 students and teachers, college faculty and undergraduate students.
The SSP was organized in 1942 by a group of scientists to promote the interchange of ideas, to develop solutions to problems in spectroscopy, and to encourage sociability among practitioners of the same profession.
Since 1950, the SSP has been a co-sponsor along with her sister society – the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) – of Pittcon (http://www.pittcon.org), the world’s largest annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. The SSP currently has over 400 members and meets monthly to discuss program development and host educational seminars.
The SSP is dedicated to the education of our membership, of the community and of the future scientists in our schools. By educating the children and the community, we can help to ensure that a new generation is being prepared to meet the future. The SSP provides awards, scholarships and grants both locally and nationally.
The SSP offers funding, networking and outreach opportunities for K-12 student, teachers, college faculty and undergraduate students. The society is dedicated to the education of the membership, the community and future scientists in our schools. To learn more, visit us at www.ssp-pgh.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Union of Roofers Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 37
The United Union of Roofers Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 37 Pittsburgh, PA is committed to providing highly trained and skilled Journeyman Roofers to our signatory contractors, so as to install the roofing and waterproofing systems on commercial and industrial buildings, through the recruitment and training of qualified Journeyman, Apprentices and Allied Workers within the twenty counties of southwestern Pennsylvania for which we have jurisdiction.
As a member of Roofers Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 37 you gain a voice of many, and you have the protection of a contract and dignity on the job. In addition, you’ll find lots of benefits, including: competitive wages, Health Insurance, two pension plans, and an Annuity plan.
Members of Roofers Waterproofers Local 37 receive the most comprehensive and up to date training for the Roofing and Waterproofing Industry including: Safety Training, OSHA 30, Fall Protection, ICRA, CERTA, Built-up Roofing & Waterproofing, Single-ply Roofing & Waterproofing, Modified Bitumen Roofing & Waterproofing, and Air Barrier Systems, through our Journeyman Apprenticeship Training Fund there is no cost for training whether you are a Journeyman or an Apprentice.
To learn more about becoming a member, please contact us at:
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 37
230 Lincoln Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15202 | www.rooferslocal37.com
Apprenticeship: 412 732 9720 | email@example.com
Journeyman & Allied Worker: 412 766 5360 | firstname.lastname@example.org