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Partner4Work and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) have partnered to develop microcredential pathways to teach occupational skills to Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents who are at least 18 years old.

Microcredentials are quick occupational skills training programs that teach a defined skill set in a short amount of time and stack together to build larger skill competencies. Partner4Work and CCAC have worked together to develop microcredential pathways in three fields:

  • Patient Care Technician, which links courses in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) with Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training and Medical Assistant Training
  • Healthcare Information Technology, which will equip students with basic MS Office and Medical Terminology skills, Healthcare Statistics, and Database skills
  • Computer User Network Support, which will create a pathway linking introductory technology skills, computer networking, and cyber security

Funding will support the tuition-free training of 60 students, each of whom will receive additional supportive services throughout the program and help finding a job upon completion of their training. Classes are set to begin in early 2017.