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Welding

What should you know about what it takes to succeed with Welding? If someone were to tell you that there’s a career field out there that offers good pay, is in desperate need of skilled workers, and doesn’t require a four-year college degree—and in fact only takes 12 months of education…(Read More)

HVAC

Major shortage of HVAC technicians means big opportunities on the job front. Everyone’s been there. It’s the middle of summer, the temperature outside is reaching high up in the 90s. Thank goodness for central air conditioning. Then, it happens. You start feeling a little warm. The room feels stuffy. You check the vent…(Read More)

Welding

America’s shortage of skilled welders means big opportunities. It affects virtually everyone, every day. It’s around us everywhere. It’s in our homes, our cars, public transportation, our places of work, the roads we drive, and countless other places. Without it, everyday life would be dramatically different than it is today. We’re…(Read More)

Billing and Coding; Medical files

Healthcare is one of the largest industries in America, both in terms of revenue generated and the number of people employed. The industry is on pace to be the largest job sector in the country by 2019. The aging baby boomer population is a major contributor to the increased need for health care services and…(Read More)

Electrician graduate

Andrew Zgorliski graduated from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in July, 2011. He completed the Electrician Program in just three semesters. However, it was not always a clear road for Andrew. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania and still lives there today. Upon his graduation from Wentworth High School, Andrew immediately started his collegiate career…(Read More)

welding graduate

Matt Podlaszewski graduated from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in August 2015 from the Welding Technology program. His education here, which he was able to complete in under one year, allowed him to achieve his goal of getting a great job in the trades. Right out of high school, however, Matt originally went to Mercyhurst…(Read More)

Skilled trade worker

Three skilled trade careers that are in-demand now. Welding. Installing and maintaining electrical equipment. Setting up indoor heating and air conditioning systems. These are all tasks that must be completed by skilled trade workers, for their proper completion is of fairly high importance. Skilled trades are seldom listed among the popular career choices for…(Read More)

Pennsylvania Gas and Oil Industry Jobs Gone Header Image

Employment in Once-Booming Marcellus Shale Anything But Stable The year was 2004. For the first time in Pennsylvania, drilling on a Marcellus Shale well was completed in Washington County in the southwest region of the state, in an effort to access and extract the reservoir’s precious and—what producers hoped would be bountiful…(Read More)

Welders in Pennsylvania

Did you know that more than 50 percent of the products in the United States require welding at some point in their manufacturing process? That percentage includes computers, cell phones, oil rigs, bridges and ships. You might be able to infer that because so many things we use to succeed as a nation require welding…(Read More)