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Post-Secondary Apprenticeships/Paid Training Opportunities

What Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities FIT for you and your CAREER PLAN?
At QVHS, we want students to be aware of the various post-secondary options available to them in our region.  Information on local opportunities is posted below.  Additional information will be added as it becomes available.  See Mrs. Keller with questions or assistance in getting connected. [email protected]
Save-the-Date for BUILD ON '22 / Convention Center / November 4-5, 2022 / Careers in Construction and Allied Industries.
Nov. 4th - for school students
Nov. 5th - open to the public
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Tech is the fastest-growing industry in the world. Apprenti's unique apprenticeship program puts candidates on a straightforward, step-by-step fast track toward a career in tech while earning money along the way.

Click HERE to learn more and to apply.



The Local Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JATC) is an affiliated provider of education for the Community College of Allegheny County. We offer seven apprenticeship programs through the JATC:
  • The CCAC Carpentry Apprenticeship Program
  • Electrical Construction Technology (ECT) Program
  • Heavy Equipment Operating (HEO) Engineers Apprenticeship Program
  • Ironworker Apprenticeship Program
  • Plumber Apprenticeship Program
  • Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Program
  • Stationary Operating Engineer
Click HERE for complete details.

Click HERE to watch a 30 minute presentation and Q & A with apprentices to learn more.  Click HERE to view the website.  German American Chambers of Commerce Apprenticeship Programs are an innovative and industry-led approach to education. Benchmarked on the German Dual Education System, they are the gold standard of a practical educational model developed in conjunction with technology leaders. They generally combine practice, theory and work to train a globally competitive workforce. Companies get a tailored training program, greater employee loyalty and access to a high-quality candidate pool.   The German american Chamber's program has now expanded to include four different apprenticeship modules with eighteen companies.  Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) with any questions.



Click HERE for more information and to apply.

MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K), a PA State Registered Pre-Apprenticeship program, offers entry-level machinist training to qualified applicants at no charge. The program supplies area manufacturers with employees to replace their aging workforce and strengthen Southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy. M2K, a program of New Century Careers, has been made possible through the efforts of area manufacturers, educators, foundations, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Labor.


M2K classes are offered at New Century Careers’ training space on Pittsburgh’s South Side and at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in Latrobe. The program provides 3 levels of training up to 600 hours.  M2K’s ultimate goal is to place trained students in full-time positions with Southwestern Pennsylvania companies. Students will work with NCC Staff to prepare a resume and work on interview skills. The student will work closely with our staff to search for a job with one of our manufacturing partners.  We work closely with each student to find appropriate employment.  



Click HERE for more information.  The Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship through Catalyst Connections 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 meet these employer needs. Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) with any questions.



Pennsylvania Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant, Potter Township, Beaver County, PA

$50-$85K, Health Care, Daily travel Per-Diem

Full time positions available.

Looking for those with experience in: Sheet Metal Industry / HVAC / Insulation / Industrial Lagging

  • Must pass: Background Check, Drug Screen, Covid-19 Test.
  • Must have: Valid Driver’s License, Reliable transportation.
  • Must be: Physically able to perform all tasks.

Contact: Sheet Metal Workers Local #12 (412) 828-5300  

Chuck Greer, Local #12 Marketing Representative (412) 889-2360 [email protected]



Looking for an alternative to college?  How about a paid apprenticeship program with a big name company?
Seeking mechanically inclined individuals that are new starting into the work force.  Huge opportunities with a national printing company looking to train and develop web press operators. $14 per hour to start -- potential for $16 per hour after 6 months.  Professionals in the field earn $19-$26 per hour.  This is a PAID program where you will be trained on commercial printing machines and processes.  Check out more information on the company RR Donnelley HERE.
The ideal candidate:
  • likes to tinker with engines, mowers, motorcycles, cars, computers
  • Is looking to learn a skill for a long term career
  • Shows initiative
  • Takes pride doing a good job and is reliable
  • Good attendance and arrives on time
  • Easy to manage, has a positive attitude and is a team player is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.
The PACA was developed to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and the methods and information relative to apprenticeship in the state of Pennsylvania.
On-the Job PAID Training / Certificate Programs

As you may have heard, UPMC Mercy is building a new Vision and Rehabilitation pavilion.  In this building, staff and physicians will be on the front lines of working to cure blindness!  The building is set to open in less than a year and they are at the point where they need to start getting trained staff members ready to support their patients in the clinic.  They are looking for 22 individuals to join an Ophthalmology Tech paid training program. 


Some of the benefits:

  • Full time employment
  • Paid training
  • Career ladder meaning there are promotional levels to grow both professionally and financially
  • Monday through Friday daylight shifts
  • Tons of other benefits that UPMC offers, some of the import ones are full benefits for employee and family, 401 K retirement program, tuition reimbursement for both employee and dependents *(* to some colleges) 


For questions and more information about how to apply, Please reach out to Raynice Wrobelewski at [email protected]



Since 1994, the University of Pittsburgh’s Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) has connected thousands of people with meaningful careers in manufacturing. The MAC trains individuals and professionals in precision manufacturing, CNC programming and CAD/CAM technologies. As a resource of the Industrial Engineering Department of the Swanson School of Engineering, the MAC provides quality training opportunities in an atmosphere where innovation meets advanced technology. The MAC helps students master the technical skills that employers are seeking and has a job placement rate of over 95%.  Click HERE for more information and the application process. 
The Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) Program is a joint partnership between Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Duquesne Light Company to provide training in the basic skills, knowledge and abilities applicants would need to apply for skilled craft positions in the electrical utility industry.  Upon completion of the 1 year certificate program, potential careers include: LINEWORKER, UNDERGROUND SPLICER, SR. OPERATOR, & OPERATIONS CENTER.  Click HERE for more information and the application process.

Hands-On Career Training. Thriving Educational Environment. All Offered at No Cost.

For over 50 years, Bidwell Training Center has changed lives by providing career training and academic enrichment to adults in transition. At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our training programs are offered at no cost. With a strong relationship with industry leaders, Bidwell Training Center helps people just like you gain the skills, knowledge, and experience it takes to get a fulfilling career.


With a variety of expert-taught programs including Culinary Arts, Horticulture Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Coder/Biller and Pharmacy Technician training, and more, you can get career ready in as little as 7 months*.  Click HERE for more information and to apply!



National Personal Training Institute is locally owned and operated state-licensed and nationally accredited post-secondary vocational schools offering a five-hundred-hour personal training education and diploma program. They offer educational loans and are approved for military benefits (GI-Bill). NPTI is the longest running personal training school in the country since 2000.  Find out more about their program and career opportunities HERE.

Are you interested in a career in the Travel Industry?  Consider applying for BCD’s 10-Week Paid Training Program.  During this training, they will teach them about the airline, car rental, rail and hotel industries.  BCD Travel is the 3rd largest Corporate Travel Management in the world.  We employ over 13,500 employees around the globe.  Upon completion of the 10-Week Paid Training Program, the student will be eligible for benefits (including healthcare, vacation and 401K).  If the student is interested or needs more information about the 10-Week Paid Training Program email: [email protected].  For more information click HERE



Training sessions to become a Certified Nurses Aide will begin in June.  You will be paid an hourly rate to attend the classes.  In addition, the required fees to gain certification will be paid.  Once training is complete, students can apply for a CNA position.  There is a $2,000 Sign-On Bonus for CNAs!  Limited time special for full-time or part-time on the 3-11 p.m. shift!  Earn up to $15.70 per hour!  Rate will increase with experience.  Excellent benefit package includes: health, dental, vision, PTO, retirement savings, pay rate incentives: shift differential, weekend differential, call out incentives, employee referral bonuses, tuition benefits, holiday pay and much, much more!  Stop in at 1030 W. State Street, Baden, PA 15005 or Call 724-869-6308 for more information.  Learn more about career possibilities HERE.