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Posts Currently viewing the category: "Skilled Trades"
Lennox HVAC-R Lab

Explore our new Lennox Sponsored HVAC-R lab with a tour by HVAC Instructor, Don McGary! Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has nearly 90 years of experience preparing students in Washington County for meaningful skilled trade careers. Students in the HVAC-R Training program benefit from a thorough, hands-on learning experience in which they…(Read More)

HVAC-R Training

Chris Ramos graduated from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School’s HVAC-R Training program in 2018. When transitioning from military to civilian life, Chris found challenges, but also opportunities to use his skills obtained in the military in his HVAC-R training. Students in Penn Commercial’s HVAC-R program benefit from a thorough, hands…(Read More)

Trade schools, trade schools vs traditional college, why trade school over traditional college, trade programs

Why top students are choosing trade school over traditional college. Raelee Nicholson could have had her pick of prestigious four-year universities. The high school junior from just outside of Pittsburgh is a member of the National Honor Society, is earning A’s in her honors classes, and scored very highly on her college board…(Read More)

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)

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)