Pitt-Titusville training hub to host open house

From staff reports

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville’s Education and Training Hub will hold a fall open house at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, on the Pitt-Titusville campus.

Prospective students and families will be able to meet with the hub’s partners from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to discuss the programs available in 2022.

The event will conclude at 10:30 a.m. with a question-and-answer session and closing remarks.

Pitt-Titusville’s Education and Training Hub was launched in the fall of 2020 to provide educational and workforce opportunities for residents in the region.

The hub’s partners are Pitt-Titusville, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, Swanson School of Engineering’s Manufacturing Assistance Center, Brockway Center for Arts and Technology at Titusville and the Manchester Bidwell Corp.

The MAC’s workforce training options at the hub continue to expand. Having debuted a basic manufacturing course in 2021 and graduated its first cohort of students, the MAC has added an advanced training course covering computer numerical control programming for 2022 and will continue to provide both day and evening classes under the instruction of Roberto Rincon.

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College continues to use the Pitt-Titusville campus as one of its instructional locations for a variety of other associate degree programs, including business administration, criminal justice, general studies and early childhood education.

In addition to its many two-year degrees, the Regional College also continues to provide pre-requisite classes for students wanting to enter Pitt-Titusville’s associate of science in nursing program.

The Brockway Center for Arts and Technology at Titusville launched its no-cost clinical medical assistant and phlebotomy programs in the summer of 2022 with the assistance of Manchester Bidwell for the purpose of providing no-cost certifications for entry-level medical workers.

The program debuted at a maximum capacity under the instruction of Jessica Hummer, the program’s acting director and lead instructor.

“We have seen a great response from community members who are eager to learn more about what the hub has to offer in the Titusville region,” said Stephanie Fiely, executive director of the hub. “The partners are working hard to provide an invaluable tool for people seeking workforce opportunities and associate degree programs,” she said.

For more information on the open house and to RSVP, visit www.upt.pitt.edu/openhouse.


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