Event will include a panel discussion on women in the skilled trades.
PITTSBURGH-Students and community members are invited to find
out how they can receive training at the Community College of
Allegheny County in two years or less toward high-paying and highly
rewarding careers. CCACs West Hills Center will host a Skilled
Trades & Services Fair on Tuesday, November 20, from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. This is CCAC's 11th annual trades
fair, which typically draws 400 to 600 high school students from 50
area high schools.
Participants can engage in hands-on contests and view live trade
demonstrations throughout the day. Center tours for groups of five
or more will run from 9:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. Featured trades
include automotive technology, carpentry, heavy equipment
operation, HVAC, iron working, plumbing, mechatronics, sheet metal
working, electrical construction, welding, truck driving
(commercial driver's license training) and film technician. The
event will also include a panel discussion by women who work in
skilled trades professions to help young women discover
opportunities in the trades.
CCAC offers more than 25 degree and certificate programs in the
skilled trades, all of which can be completed in two years or less
at CCAC's state-of-the-art facilities. These programs offer
students the opportunity to earn certificates in a short period of
time so that they are able to begin working in the field while they
continue at CCAC to fulfill the requirements for the degree
To register, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For
additional information, contact Rhena McCaskill at email@example.com or
CCAC West Hills Center is located at 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale,