Training and Education

What if you don’t have the education or training for the vocation you want? 

We help you look for options…and there are many!

Whether for formal education or to learn a trade, you may be eligible for the GI Bill or the Veteran Benefits Administration VR&E programs.  But if not, Pittsburgh is blessed with many learning opportunities that are very cost effective…or even Free! 

Let us know what your are looking for…we can help! 

Here are a few great opportunities!   

Colleges and Universities

Training Opportunities

New Century Careers

Serving Southwest PA with technical training opportunities while helping employers find and develop technicians seeking purpose, passion and success in the workplace.

The next start date  for tuition free Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) cohort is June 26, 2023.
You can have the skills and credentials you need to earn an entry level position in the manufacturing industry in as little as four months.

Learn more about the Tuition Free M2K  Cohort. 

Apprenti Pittsburgh

Tech is the fastest-growing industry in the world. Apprenti’s unique apprenticeship program puts you on a straightforward, step-by-step fast track toward your dream job. The tech industry is seeking to diversify its workforce, and Apprenti is actively recruiting women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities, although anyone is eligible to apply.



Partner4Work, in collaboration with the PA Bankers Association and several of the region’s leading financial institutions, is proud to launch the nationally recognized BankWork$® training program in the Pittsburgh region.
Classes are offered at no cost for qualifying students and run for eight weeks.
For more information, visit:  Bankwork$


Offers a variety of expert-taught free programs including Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Pharmacy Technicion and more. Bidwell Training Center helps people gain the skills, knowledge, and experience it takes to get a fulfilling career.

Builders Guild

Build a lifelong financially rewarding career you can be proud of in the region’s trade industry. Joint Apprenticeship Training Programs offered by the region’s construction trade unions will put you on the path to becoming a skilled trade professional.


Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs’ mission is to support and convene military-connected entrepreneurs and small business owners. We accomplish this mission by facilitating an action-oriented, member-led network of entrepreneurs and small business owners, providing practical tools and resources, and highlighting inspirational stories that showcase the possibilities and accomplishments of the community.


GAF Roofing Academy

Now is the perfect time to begin a career in roofing with the new GAF Roofing Academy. Designed to help you build the necessary skills for an entry-level position, the GAF Roofing Academy combines classroom and on-the-roof training with access to job opportunities from GAF’s national network of thousands of independent, certified contractors seeking talent.

Higher Education After Incarceration
Intelligent provides unbiased research to help make informed decisions about higher education programs.
This guide is to help formerly incarcerated people pursue higher education.

New Horizons

Computer IT Training and certifications. An Authorized training provider for vendors including, Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe and many more.

New Politics Leadership Academy

New Politics Leadership Academy is revitalizing American politics by recruiting military veterans and national service alumni to run for office. Our programs educate and train these outstanding leaders to serve in the political arena and build a pipeline of A-level staff to help them win.


Onward to Opportunity

Earn valuable certifications in highly desirable professions such as IT, HR, Project Management and more.


Per Scholas

Per Scholas Pittsburgh offers technology training to residents throughout Pittsburgh, PA. They connect graduates directly with jobs at employer partners upon graduation.

Todd Derby, Managing Director, is happy to answer any questions you might have about their programs.  (412) 491-3251 or


Established in 1913, we represent nearly 2,700 union-trained steamfitters and are affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.


Triangle Tech

Triangle Tech graduates are hired to do important jobs. After only 16 months of training at Triangle Tech, graduates have the skills employers need for in-demand careers.
Programs include, CADD, Maintenance, Carpentry, Refrigeration, Welding and more.


Turner School of Construction Management

Turner University is a corporate-based university offering professional development specific to the construction industry to enhance your personal skill proficiency.

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Washington, Pennsylvania, has been preparing students for in-demand careers for the past 85 years!


Pittsburgh Technical College

With more than 30 programs, Pittsburgh Technical College, a nonprofit institution, prepares students for career success. Degree-seeking students experience internships, clinical rotations, or employer partnerships in capstone projects before they graduate.

Rivers Casino Dealer School

Rivers Casino and CCAC have partnered to offer Dealer Training Classes. If you are interested in starting a new career as a dealer, this is a great opportunity.  The class tuition is paid for and you are GUARANTEED to be hired as part-time as a dealer upon successful completion of the class.

The mission of Rosedale Technical College is to enable students to obtain employment in positions related to the trade industries using hands-on training programs aligned with industry needs and effective student services designed to promote student success.