What is the Education and Training Hub?

Dedicated to the development of workforce opportunities in northwest PA, the University of Pittsburgh's Education and Training Hub is a unique model that prioritizes our student's career paths and sets them on the road to success.

We fundamentally believe that through partnerships, we are stronger. Together we can make the Oil Region community grow and flourish by creating a 21st century learning environment.

RESPONSIVE To stay current with the changing economic needs of the six-county region, we must remain nimble and ready to adapt. Harnessing community input and the expertise of each partner organization, the hub will offer tailored educational and training programs to meet regional workforce demands.

INNOVATIVE Never before have a university, a two-year public college, and a career training organization combined forces to fuel a region's economic rebirth. The hub is reimagining post-secondary education and will continue to evolve and innovate in response to the changing economy.

INVIGORATING Our region's economy has been floundering, faced with an aging workforce, a high poverty rate, and unemployed and underemployed residents. The hub will combat these effects by preparing residents to be highly skilled workers and helping the six counties compete more effectively with the rest of the state by boosting employment, filling open jobs, and attracting and retaining residents.

Manchester Bidwell

Manchester Bidwell Corp. will replicate its world-renowned program on a smaller scale in Titusville by establishing a Workforce & Opportunity Center for adults and youth. The center will fill employer needs through strong partnerships with leading regional corporations, agencies, and organizations.

Pitt-Swanson Engineering - MAC

The Manufacturing Assistance Center will:

  • Replicate its world-renowned Manufacturing Assistance Center and offer comprehensive precision machinist training programs, enabling students to master the technical skills regional employers seek.
  • Setup and operations of manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining and coding.
  • Training on computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.
  • Technical math and communication skills.

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC)

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College will offer selections from its associate degree program based on local needs.

Current programs include:

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Social Sciences

Additionally, NPRC will offer courses specific to the general education needs of students enrolled in the nursing program