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All State Career School   1200 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA  15122   (412)823-1818

All-State Career School – Pittsburgh is committed to providing hands-on career education programs that are valuable in today's job market. With Welding Technician, Commercial Truck Driver Training and HVACR training programs available, our Pittsburgh location is perfect for students who want to begin a career working with their hands.

Programs:    Class A CDL Preparatory,  Class B CDL Driver Training,  Commercial Truck Driver Training,  Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration,  Welding Technology.   

Barber School of Pittsburgh   1201 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15216 AND 5056 William Penn 
Highway, Murrysview Shoppes, Monroeville, PA  15146    (412)922-1234

The Barber School of Pittsburgh’s mission is to provide quality education in the field of barbering to prepare students to pass the PA State Licensure Exam and become successfully employed in the Barber Industry.

Bella Capelli Academy    151 Wyngate Drive,  Monroeville, PA  15146  (412)373-6309

In the center of Monroeville’s business area and just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Bella Capelli in Monroeville, A Paul Mitchell Partner School is the perfect place to grow as a stylist and launch your dream career.   Bella Capelli Academy is one of the top beauty and cosmetology schools in Pennsylvania. If you are looking for a top beauty school near you or a destination at a cosmetology school with a nationwide network, we want to talk to you! Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Programs:   Cosmetology, Esthetics, Instructor

Bidwell Training Center  1650 Metropolitan Street,  Pittsburgh, PA  15233   (412)402-9761

For over 50 years, Bidwell Training Center has changed lives by providing career training and academic enrichment to adults in transition. At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our training programs are offered at no cost.  Bidwell receives funding from The State of Pennsylvania, private foundations, and individual donors, making it possible for all students who are residents of Pennsylvania and who also have their high school diploma or equivalent to receive full tuition, textbooks, uniform (if applicable), and any special supplies required for training.

Programs:   Chemical Laboratory, Horticulture Technology, Culinary Arts, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Coder/Biller.  

Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center  652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15205  (412)262-1830

The apprenticeship program at the Carpenters’ Training Center offers a four-year tuition free program in 6 different skilled crafts, Commercial Carpentry, Floor Covering, Pile Driver, Heavy Highway Construction, Millwright and Mill Cabinet. Apprentices are trained in a combination of classroom/workshop and on-the-job training. While completing the classroom/workshop training at the Training Center apprentices are learning valuable skill sets that put them on the cutting edge of the construction industry while also earning college credits towards an associate degree in carpentry. While completing the on-the-job training apprentices are earning a competitive wage along with benefits that allow them to prepare for their future".   

CCAC Workforce Development   CCAC operates four campuses, three centers, and one administration building throughout Allegheny County.  (412)788-7507  

CCAC’s Workforce Development provides training in the region’s changing and emerging industries. Programs are designed around the skills and knowledge that students need for employment and employers need for their workers to have to remain competitive.

Programs:   Project Management Boot Camp, WEDNETPA Funding Program, Casino Dealer, Commercial Drivers License, Nurse Aide Training Program, Mechatronics, & Industrial Manufacturing Technician.

Douglas Education Center  130 Seventh Street,  Monessen, PA  15062   (724)684-7463

The mission of Douglas Education Center is twofold. Our first responsibility is to provide students with a quality education that will develop the attitudes, skills and techniques necessary to enter and succeed in their chosen field of study. Our second responsibility is to provide prospective employers with well-trained personnel. The curricula of Douglas Education Center are designed to maintain high standards of performance upon which these future employers can depend. Douglas Education Center has the obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of excellence in all students, but also help these students develop an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behavior.

BEAUTY AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS:  Cosmetology Program, Esthetics Program, Esthetician and Nail Technologist , Program, Massage Therapy Program     SKILLED TRADES PROGRAMS:   Commercial Driver's License Program, Heavy Equipment and CDL with Safety   THE CREATIVE PROGRAMS:   Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program, George A. Romero's Filmmaking Program

Empire Beauty School   4768 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237   (412)516-9889

Empire Beauty School offers a variety of programs including cosmetology, esthetics/aesthetics, educator training, and nail technology. Our curriculum is designed to train future professionals in the skills they need to succeed in the cosmetology industry.

Programs:  Cosmetology, Esthetics/Aesthetics, Educator Training & Nail Technology.

Institute of Medical and Business Careers   133 Jefferson Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15235  (855)773-0758

Why IMBC? For more than two decades, students have trusted IMBC with their career training. If you are looking for a trade school near Pittsburgh, look no further! You’ll experience the difference at IMBC with professional and certified instructors who care about the success of each student as you prepare for a rewarding career. Instructors and staff greet you with smiles and by your name, not a student ID number. Working parents with busy schedules can fit school into their lives with support from IMBC. We’re more than a tech or trade school in Pittsburgh; we’re a community of support waiting to help you jumpstart your career. Start training for a new dental career, healthcare career, and more.

Programs:  Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting w/Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting Technician, Medical Billing & Coding, Medical Office Administration, Medical Records Technician.

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts   125 South Gilpin Street, Punxsutawney, PA  15767  (814)938-8400

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts is recognized nationwide for its high quality.  Our small class sizes, with world-class chef instructors, provide an hourly amount of hands-on production time unparalleled by any other culinary program, and our externship placement is among the best in the United States. Whether you aim to win a Food Network show—as graduate Lindsay McClain '07 did on Chopped— or work at a four- or five-star property, as many of our alumni do, IUP ACA starts you on your way to an exciting, creative career in the food industry.

Programs:  Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, Associate Degree in Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry Arts, BS Degree programs paired with Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry Arts.

National Personal Training Institute   5916 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15206  (800)960-6294

The National Personal Training Institute has a class schedule to fit your life’s schedule with day, evening and weekend classes available.  Upon graduation, you will be set to start your career as a certified personal trainer with a diploma that is highly respected throughout the fitness and health industry. We can even provide job placement assistance to get you started on the right path to a successful and rewarding career.

New Castle School of Trades   4117 Pulaski Road, New Castle, PA  16101  (724)964-8811

For the last 75 years, New Castle School of Trades has been helping Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia residents to get the training and hands-on expertise they need to prepare for an exciting new career in a trades field. With years of experience training skilled technicians, it has allowed NCST to develop and refine instruction methods for students while keeping our sights set firmly on the future.

Programs:   Automotive Technology, Building Technology, Combination Welding, Commercial Truck Driving, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Repair, Electrical Technology, Heavy Operations Operations, Industrial Electro Mechanical Technology, Machinist Technology & Motorcycles & Power Equipment Technology.

North Hills Beauty Academy   813 West View Drive,  Pittsburgh, PA  15229  (412)931-8553

We offer comprehensive programs in cosmetology and hair design, manicuring and nail design, and esthetics skin care and make-up, and an instructor’s program. We are dedicated to our student’s success during school and after graduation therefore, provide comprehensive and advanced education as standard instruction.

Programs:   Cosmetology Hair Design, MUD Beauty Essentials Course, Esthetics Skin Care / Makeup, Nail Technician, Instructor Course, Advanced Courses.

Northwest Phlebotomy School   100 S. Commons #102, Pittsburgh, PA  15212  (360)522-3226

Gain the skills you need for an exciting new phlebotomy career! Our two or three-day courses blend lectures and lab work to provide students with a solid knowledge base on a variety of venipuncture techniques. Our highly rated course includes anatomy and physiology, phlebotomy techniques, equipment, and considerations for patient demographics. There’s a strong emphasis on safety in the field as well, such as preventing needlestick injuries and preventing the transmission of blood borne pathogens. A one-on-one practical exam concludes the class. 

Programs:   Phlebotomy, IV Certification,  National Phlebotomy Certification.

Ohio Technical College   1374 E. 51st Street, Cleveland, OH  44103   (800)322-7000

Ohio Tech is dedicated to providing premier technician training to prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers. This is accomplished by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training resources, and focusing on the needs of individual students. The College’s goal is to remain on the leading edge of technology and to deliver the necessary technical and career skills to prepare our graduates for careers in a variety of technical specialties.

Programs:  Complete Automotive, Rod & Custom Restoration, Collision Repair & Refinishing, Diesel Equipment, Motorcycle & Powersports, High Performance & Racing, Welding & Fabrication.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics   5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA  15122  (800)444-1440  

One of the first aviation maintenance schools to open it’s doors, the PIA Pittsburgh Campus is where the legacy started. Referred by many within the aviation industry as simply “The Institute”, our campus in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania boasts over 100,000 square feet of classrooms, shops, labs, and hangar space specifically designed for the most effective hands-on training environment.    The equipment we provide for training includes a fleet of aircraft such as a North American Sabreliner, a Rockwell Jet Commander, 2 Beechcraft U-8's, a King-Air 90, and several other aircraft. In addition, the Pittsburgh Campus is the only PIA campus to house an FCC simulated Radio Repair Shop, specifically designed for our unique Aviation Electronics AST Degree program.

Programs:   Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Electronics Technology.  

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science  5808 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15206   (412)362-8500

For over 75 years, our Institute has been educating, training, and preparing those who’ve wanted to pursue a career in the funeral service. Our faculty members each have their own background that provides our students with the skills required of the funeral professional. Our program is beneficial for non-traditional students who are ready to not only find their career but where they belong.

Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy   3600 Laketon Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15235  (412)241-5155

If you are looking for a career that helps others and fulfills your needs for personal satisfaction while providing a good living, then you owe it to yourself to consider massage therapy training at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. 

Pittsburgh Technical College   1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA  15071  (412)809-5100

With more than 30 programs, Pittsburgh Technical College, a nonprofit institution, prepares students for career success. Degree-seeking students experience internships, clinical rotations, or employer partnerships in capstone projects before they graduate.

Program categories:   Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Design & Engineering Technology, Energy & Electronics Technology, Healthcare, Information Systems & Technology, Nursing, Online, Trades Technology.  

Rosedale Technical College  215 Beecham Drive,  Pittsburgh, PA  15205  (844)994-1482

As a nationally recognized higher education institution and one of the top trade schools in our region, we expect students coming in to want the highest standard of education they can receive, which is what we strive to offer our students every day. If you are ready to take the next step and explore how Rosedale Tech can help you achieve the life you want, get started and schedule a tour today.

Programs:  Automotive, Diesel, HVAC, Collision Repair, Industrial Electricity, Construction Electricity, Welding Technician, Truck Driving.

South Hills Beauty Academy    3269 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15216   (412)561-3381

We offer comprehensive programs in cosmetology and hair design, manicuring and nail design, and esthetics skin care and make-up, and an instructor’s program. We are dedicated to our student’s success during school and after graduation therefore, provide comprehensive and advanced education as standard instruction. Our advanced education classes include chemical peels and microdermabrasion, airbrush make-up and spray tanning, eyelash extensions, and other advanced classes.

Programs:   Cosmetology & Hair Design, Esthetics, Skin Care & Make-up, Manicuring & Nail Design, Mudd Beauty Essentials, Instructor Programs.

Tech 25   25 Carrick Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15210   (412)885-4327

Our mission is to provide youth and adults with career opportunities in the event production and broadcast industry through classes, workshops, and hands-on mentoring. With this, we aim to provide education, vocational, and certification programs that lead to living-wage careers in the entertainment technology field.   Career paths:   Live Sound Engineer, Studio Engineer, Broadcast Engineer, Music Producer, Sound Designer, + many, many more!

Programs:   Workforce Programs, Sports Broadcast Audio, Audio Basics, Video Basic, Live Sound 1, Live Sound 2.

Tech Elevator   901 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233  (877)606-3203

Through our Pittsburgh coding boot camp, we teach students to become software developers while helping them grow the necessary career readiness skills to transition to meaningful jobs in tech. Our industry-aligned full-stack curriculum is taught by seasoned experts and combined with our top-rated Pathway Program™ to help people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences gain the skills and confidence to land a fulfilling software engineering or developer job. That’s why we’re a leading boot camp for job placement rate in the country, with 90% of Tech Elevator grads working in a tech role within 180 days of graduation.

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh   7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15208  (412)243-2970

The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh’s mission is to empower men and women with significant barriers to employment through skill building and career opportunities.  We offer a 10-week tuition-free training program in masonry and carpentry, life skills courses, and social service supports. Students are matched with a career in a variety of trades or trade-related fields upon graduation.
Trade Skills:  Fundamental training in masonry and carpentry skills that prepare students for work in a variety of trades or trade-related careers.
Life Skills:   Life skills and social service supports help students achieve their full potential and build personal wealth. Classes include personal finance, life couching, math for the trades, resume and interview coaching, and driver’s license test preparation.

Triangle Tech   1940 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15214  (412)359-1000

As an industry-leading technical school in Pennsylvania, Triangle Tech knows how to help our students succeed. Triangle Tech offers hands-on training in small classes, taught by highly-experienced instructors. Triangle Tech is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). In 2017, Triangle Tech's, Greensburg school and Triangle Tech's, Bethlehem school, a branch of Triangle Tech's Greensburg school, received the honor of being named to Forbes Magazine's Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools list!   We offer a variety of job placement and career advising services at our six convenient locations. Earn your degree and the opportunity to have a great job waiting for you in 16 months!

Programs:   CADD with Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Technology,  Maintenance Electricity & Construction Technology,  Carpentry & Construction Technology,  Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology,  Welding & Fabrication Technology,  Industrial & Structural Welding.

Universal Technical Institute   750 Pennsylvania Drive, Exton, PA  19341   (610)458-5595

Graduating from a school with a quality reputation is important. UTI is the leading provider of training for students preparing for careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, CNC machining and welding technicians. More than 220,000 students have graduated from UTI during our 55-year history. Our reputation is built on the quality of our training and instructors, our industry relationships as well as the success that UTI graduates experience in their careers.

Core Programs:   Automotive, Motorcycles, Diesel, Marine, Collision Repair, Welding, CNC Machining, Aviation Maintenance, Wind Power, HVACR, Air Frame & Power Plant, Energy Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Non-Destructive Testing, Robotics & Automation.

Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh   125 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15222  (412)391-7021

Vet Tech Institute offers an 18-month program for students seeking the core skills to prepare for entry into the veterinary care field. The curriculum, facilities, on-site kennel, cohort instruction, and experienced faculty are all designed for student success.  The curriculum design builds knowledge and skills to start a veterinary technician career through a specific sequence of instruction and skills practice. Course content covers a broad range of topics and complies with the AVMA's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) standards.   Working hands-on with animals on-site throughout the program is essential to the curriculum. The learning facilities include well-equipped laboratories, surgical suites, animal-friendly classrooms, radiography suites, and on-site kennels.  Whether you’re a recent high school grad, an adult changing career paths, or a military veteran, deciding on additional schooling can be difficult.  With so many different programs and locations, it becomes even more challenging. has all of the information you need to make the right choice for your education.   Our site has all of the necessary tools that allow you to select the best trade school for your lifestyle and future. Here, you can get information on locations, programs, financial aid, and student services. The vocations range from underwater welding to dental assisting. We list facts about schools across the country so you can find one near you.

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 9 PA Union 
Operating Engineers & Mechanics
Western PA Labors’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
Finishing Trades Institute of Western PA
Ironworkers Local 3 Apprenticeship Program
Plumbers Local Union #27
Roofers Local #37   
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #12 Apprenticeship Program
I.B.E.W. Local #5