The Southwestern Pennsylvania Urban Revitalization (SPUR) grant initiative is a collaborative project between several local organizations uniting to provide academic training and entrepreneurial assistance to urban and inner-suburban areas.
Is the SPUR grant for me?
SPUR is currently accepting applicants with transferable college credits (on a conditional basis). To see if you qualify please contact Deborah Atkins, 412.392.6467.
This training is ideal for individuals interested in health care and renewable energy related fields that plan to re-enter the workforce; enhance their existing skill set for a promotion; want to distinguish themselves from their peers or for those that desire a new trade. This federally funded training includes tuition, required books, program specific uniforms / equipment, and national certification examination.
Training is offered in the following Associate Degree programs:
ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS:
|WLD-222 - Pipe Welding 1 Basic (3 credits)|
WLD-223 - Pipe Welding 2 Advanced (3 credits)
WLD-224 - Pipe Welding 3 - Downhill (3 credits)
Perspective students should:
Qualifying for the grant
For more information, including how to qualify:
Once deemed qualified, students will complete an application for their program of interest.
SPUR partnerships include CCAC, the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Hill House Association. These organizations have partnered to develop a skilled, local workforce which in turn helps create a qualified employee candidate pool and strengthens the region’s economy by increasing company migration to the area resulting in a lower unemployment rate.
Throughout Feb. 2012 - Sept. 2015, the grant will connect southwestern Pennsylvania residents of underserved communities to CCAC’s energy, health care and various trade training programs. The offered training programs prepare students to compete within the area’s fastest growing industries: health care, the trades and renewable energy. Health care and renewable energy industries’ occupational growth rates are projected to increase by 22.5% and 19%, respectively, throughout 2008–2018.*
SPUR Intake Coordinator
This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. Training is provided in partnership with the Hill House Association and the Hill CDC.
SPUR Intake Coordinator