•  09-13-2010 -- CCAC West Hills Center hosts skilled trades fair

    Press Release

    PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will hold a skilled trades and services fair on Tuesday, October 12.  Attendees will have a chance to participate in live demonstrations throughout the day in carpentry, heavy equipment operation, HVAC, iron working, plumbing, welding and automotive services.  The fair will be held at the CCAC West Hills Center, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale from 9:00a.m. until 2:00p.m.  The event is open to high school students, current CCAC students and the general public.

    Those participating will learn about how they can receive training two years or less in more than 18 different high-paying, rewarding careers at CCAC.   Skilled trades and services offer students the opportunity to earn certificates in a short amount of time so they are able to begin working in these high-demand fields.  Students are also able to continue at CCAC to fulfill the requirements needed for an associate's degree.

    Lunch and refreshments will be served at the fair.  RSVP by October 6 to rlogreco@ccac.edu or call 412.788.7500.  Arrivals for groups of five or more are available from 9:00a.m. through noon. For more information, please visit www.ccac.edu and search keywords "trades fair". 


    About CCAC
    The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.