Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/01/2012 -- CCAC, Hill House Association & Hill CDC partner to offer free training information sessions

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Hill House Association and the Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC) have partnered to host a series of information sessions about a new federally funded program designed to provide free career training in the trades, health care and energy sectors to individuals from underserved communities in the region. Known as SPUR (Southwestern Pennsylvania Urban Revitalization Project), funding for the program is being provided through a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. 

The information sessions, scheduled to take place in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Hill House Association, 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, will be offered on the following dates and times: 

Saturday, March 3, 2012                      11:00AM–1:00PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2012                       6:00PM–8:00PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012                       10:00AM–12:00PM & 1:00PM–3:00PM 

SPUR program grants are available to qualified individuals and are being offered in these health care-related program areas: Health Information Technology; Medical Office Manager; Medical Coding; Nurse Aide Training; Nursing Home Administrator; Phlebotomy; Social Work Technician; and Drug & Alcohol. Programs in the trades and energy sectors are also available. They include: Renewable Energy; Mechatronics; Automotive; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC); Plumbing; Welding; and Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry. Programs being offered include training for high-earning, in-demand jobs. Some programs can be completed in as little as two months. 

SPUR is a two-year, federally funded initiative driven by local partners who are committed to connecting residents from targeted communities with regional health care, trades and energy jobs and opportunities. SPUR focuses on job training, start-up and business support services for residents in key neighborhoods. 

Individuals interested in one of the above information sessions are asked to reserve their place by contacting 412.392.6467 or by emailing SPUR@ccac.edu. More information on the SPUR grant is available at www.spurinitiative.org. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.