PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County Workforce
Development Division is proud to announce its partnership with
United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC).
Together, CCAC and UMWACC will train incumbent and dislocated
workers in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at the UMWACC
Ruff Creek Campus located in Prosperity, Greene County. This
custom-designed educational training will develop or upgrade the
industry skills that are required to be a maintenance and repair
worker in a competitive economy.
The 16-week, 360-hour noncredit course will cover electrical,
mechanical and programmable logic controller (PLC) components.
Students will learn and practice hands-on skills in the newly
renovated Mechatronics Lab at the Ruff Creek Campus. Skills that
students will develop or upgrade include diagnosing failed
electrical components, troubleshooting hydraulic systems and pumps,
and designing PLC programs. Individuals who successfully complete
the course will have the ability to troubleshoot and repair
electrical, mechanical and PLC systems.
The course runs from Monday, September 23, through Thursday,
December 12, with classes meeting Monday through Thursday from 7:00
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, call Brian Hannon at
412.788.7357. To learn more, visit ccac.edu/Mechatronics.aspx
CCAC's Workforce Development Division provides training for jobs
in the region's changing and emerging industries. Programs are
designed around the skills and knowledge that the participants need
for employment and that employers need their workers to have in
order to remain competitive.
The UMWA Career Centers, Inc. was established in 1996 to provide
workforce retraining initiatives to dislocated workers in the coal
mining communities of Appalachia. The organization, a leader in
career placement and retraining, has received funding from the
Appalachian Regional Commission to offer high priority, in-demand
training. This is the first of three new career retraining programs
to be offered at the Ruff Creek Campus. The UMWACC is excited to
work in collaboration with CCAC on this joint venture.