• Technical and Trade School Information

    ØNew Castle School of Trades

    oOffers programs in: automotive technology, building technology, electrical technology, machine technology, refrigeration & AC technology, commercial truck driving, heavy equipment operations with CDL, combination welding, and commercial & industrial maintenance.

    oLocation: Route 422, one mile east of the Ohio-Pennsylvania border

    oMore information is available in the guidance office, online at www.ncstrades.com, or by calling 800-837-8299.

    ØLehigh Career & Technical Institute

    oOffers heavy equipment programs in: heavy equipment operations, CDL A license, CDL B straight truck, dump truck operator training, and logistics & forklift safety training. They also offer several combination programs.

    oOther programs offered at LCTI: precision machine technology, NCCCO crane certification, AWS welding certification, electro-mechanical mechatronics technology, company customized job training.

    oLocation: Schnecksville, PA

    oMore information is available in the guidance office, online at www.lcti.org, or by calling the Workforce Education Coordinator at 610-799-1376.

    ØCommunity College of Allegheny County

    oThe Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) offers a 2-year automotive technology degree program. Chrysler Motors, Ford, and General Motors each sponsor their own program, which means students will be training on the newest, most modern automobile systems available. This program is a work study program, which means students can combine their education with real-world experience.

    oMore information is available in the guidance office and online at www.ccac.edu.

    ØWestern PA Construction Occupation Laborer’s Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program

    oApplications are accepted on a continuous basis. Applicants must be 18 at the time of indenturement, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., a valid PA driver’s license and dependable transportation, pass a certified drug test, and complete a doctor’s examination before final acceptance.

    oApplications and more information are available at the CareerLink Office, by calling 1-800-422-8868, and online at: www.laborpa.org.

    ØJoint Apprenticeship Journeymen Training Program

    oThe united union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local #37 Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) is accepting applications for consideration for the Apprenticeship program.

    oApplications are taken at the JAC Training Center, 230 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, PA, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 3pm.

    ØJob Corps

    oJob Corps is a residential program that provides housing, meals, basic health care, and a living allowance twice a month – all while you earn a high school diploma or GED, gain hands-on training, and prepare for a career, at no cost to you. The local branch is through the Community College of Allegheny County.

    oEligible participants include economically disadvantaged young adults ages 16-24 in need of vocational education and training. Young adults who are on probation, parole, or have serious behavioral or drug problems are not eligible. Job corps adheres to a strict Zero Tolerance Policy for drugs and violence.

    oFor more information, call 800-733-JOBS, go to www.jobcorps.dol.gov, or see Ms. Giannuzzi.

    PA Emergency Health Services Council

    Nationally there is a shortage of First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics. The PA Emergency Health Services Council has created the “Serve and Save” website to provide information to the general public who may be interested in a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). If you are interested, you can find the website at: www.pa-ems.org. The website has information on training, how to become involved, job outlook, education, resources, nature of the work, types of emergencies, working environment, and testimonials from current EMS providers.