Training Programs

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Apprenticeship are an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credentials.  This is truly an earn and learn opportunity to advance your skills, receive college credits, and be mentored by a seasoned professional.

There are a variety of careers in manufacturing and the training needed varies based on the position and the employer. The large number of training providers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia can make it difficult to select one program. Review current job openings to help focus the search. Below is a list of apprenticeships, certificate programs, and college degrees that will prepare for a job in a high-demand career path.

Featured Apprenticeship Program

Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program

The Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship helps entry-level workers in manufacturing quickly enhance their skills and advance with their current employer. Due to changing manufacturing technologies, entry-level workers require higher skills than before and employers are struggling to recruit and retain these type of workers. The IMT program is a state registered apprenticeship to help meeting these employer needs.

Available FREE Training Programs provided by our Partners

New Century Careers

Sign up today for FREE machine training. Programs, including Manufacturing 2000 programs and the National Tooling and Machining Association’s Apprenticeship, provide related instruction classes to support on-the-job training provided by employers.

Community Technical Training Programs

Explore the variety of short-term certificate programs offered by local technical schools.


Sign up today for FREE manufacturing skills training. Programs, include skills for machining, industrial sewing & welding.

Industrial Arts Workshop

Skilled welders are in growing demand in the region. The FREE artistic programming of the IAW will expose students to potential careers in welding, fabrication, and technical fields.  

Pittsburgh German Chamber of Commerce

Sign up today for FREE on the job (paid) manufacturing skills training. Programs, include skills for mechatronics, industrial maintenance, cad/cam technical designer, polymer process technician and sales engineer.

CCAC Trade Union Partnerships

Local Trade Unions and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees are affiliated providers of education for the Community College of Allegheny County. They offer seven programs through their partnerships.

Colleges & Universities

Search dozens of secondary schools in the greater Pittsburgh region using key terms: manufacturing, mechatronics, industrial, engineering, and welding. Career College is one resource that can provide school information by location, subject, program, and degree.

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