TABLE OF CONTENTS PATH OVERVIEW.....................................................................
WHY PATH? WHY NOW?........................................................
LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE..........................
LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.......................
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE...........................
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PATH OVERVIEW WHAT IS PATH? Pennsylvania’s Advanced Training and Hiring (PATH) offers career based training to get you the skills and training needed for jobs in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and logistics & transportation. Our programs are affordable and you can earn a credential in as little as two months. PATH offers over 30 Career PATHways in these high demand areas. Financial aid options are available to help you afford your education, and class schedules are flexible to fit your busy schedule.
WHERE IS PATH? PATH programs are located at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne County Community College, and Northampton Community College.
WHO IS PATH FOR? PATH is for students of all ages and backgrounds. PATH specifically targets individuals who have been affected by foreign trade, the unemployed or underemployed, veterans, workforce entrants or re-entrants and those in need of improved and enhanced skills. You can finish your selected program faster, and pay less than you would at other technical schools, and graduate with an industry recognized credential. This is your PATH to a better career!
“I’d still be unemployed, trying to figure out what I wanted to do without PATH.”
WHY PATH? WHY NOW? Over 400 students have enrolled in PATH programs through just two semesters. Those students all had the same goal in mind: a better career. PATH provides fast, affordable career training with the goal of improving the lives and careers of people in our region. Thirty career pathways have been developed in the high demand areas of Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, and Transportation and Logistics. These areas were identified as major industries of need for employers in the region, making the supply of jobs robust for those with the necessary skills. There is no better time than now to advance your career, and with PATH itâ€™s easier than ever. Youâ€™ll receive career coaching, resume services, interview assistance, and support from job placement specialists as well as faculty and administration throughout your time in PATH programs. You will receive training on state of the art equipment, and each program results in an industry recognized credential, making you more attractive to employers.
LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE OVERVIEW Founded in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) serves more than 7,500 students from Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill, and surrounding counties offering more than 90 programs of study including healthcare, information technology, criminal justice, education, and business administration. From the main campus in Schnecksville and modern satellite sites in Allentown, Tamaqua, and Jim Thorpe, LCCC offers two-year associate degrees, certificate, and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time, or online.
PATH AT LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lehigh Carbon Community College’s PATH funded programs range from patient focused healthcare programs to advanced manufacturing programs. Each program results in a certificate of completion, and provides the flexibility to start any time, and finish in as little as two months.
CAREER PATHWAYS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING*
ALL PROGRAMS WILL AWARD A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
• AMIST Mechatronics 1 • AMIST Mechatronics 2 • Fanuc Robotics • Production Technician • Manufacturing Simulation • CNC Machining**
* Programs within PATHways vary in duration
• Certified Nurse Aide • EKG Technician • Phlebotomy Technician • Pharmacy Technician • Healthcare Administrative Assistant
** Located at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute and Carbon Career & Technical Institute
LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OVERVIEW Luzerne County Community College is a public, twoyear comprehensive community college for residents of Luzerne County and surrounding areas throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Luzerne County Community College offers over 100 academic, technical, and career training programs to provide students an opportunity to pursue an education consistent with their interests and capabilities as well as their educational and employment goals. Luzerne’s mission is to provide all students a chance to pursue their degree through open admissions, educational support, and low tuition.
PATH AT LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Luzerne County Community College’s PATH funded career pathways are comprised of welding and diesel technology diploma programs. Programs result in either a diploma, certificate of specialization, or associate’s of applied science degree.
CAREER PATHWAYS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
• Engineering Design
Manufacturing Technology (AAS) • Welding Fundamentals (D) • Welding Advanced (CS)
LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION
• Diesel Truck Technology (D) • Diesel Truck Specialist (CS)
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE OVERVIEW For over 40 years, Northampton Community College has helped students of all ages and backgrounds answer one of life’s biggest questions. NCC is committed to quality, affordable higher education. Northampton strives for accessibility, with courses scheduled at multiple campuses and locations during the day and evening, on weekends and online. You can choose from nearly 100 transfer and career programs leading to associate’s degrees, certificates and diplomas. Whether you know where you’re going, or you are just starting to ask the question, Northampton is the place to start your journey.
PATH AT NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Northampton Community College’s PATH funded career pathways are focused on office based medical careers, and advanced manufacturing careers. Each program results in a specialized diploma, certificate, or associate’s of applied science degree.
CAREER PATHWAYS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
• Instrumentation and Process Control (C) • Welding Fundamentals (SD) • Welding & Fabrication (C) • Welding Technology (AAS) • Electromechanical Technology (AAS)
• Medical Assistant (SD) • Healthcare Billing & Coding (SD) • Healthcare Office Specialist (C) • Healthcare Office Coordinator (AAS)
PATH MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS PATH MANUFACTURING CAREERS Manufacturing careers utilize advanced technology in today’s marketplace, as opposed to the back breaking jobs of years past. PATH students complete their chosen program of study with the skills and training necessary to enter or re-enter the workforce and land a job in the manufacturing industry. PATH manufacturing programs include Welding, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, CNC Machining, and Instrumentation Process Control. Below are examples of certification credentials students receive upon completion, and potential career opportunities.
POSSIBLE MANUFACTURING CREDENTIALS EARNED
• American Welding Society (AWS): D1.1 Structural Steel Certification (2G & 3G Positions) • American Welding Society (AWS): Entry-level SENSE Certification • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): 10-hour Certification • Industrial Electricity AMIST Level 2, Advanced PLC Certificate • Industrial Electrical Technician Level 1 • Industrial Automation Technician Level 1 • Industrial Mechanical Technician Level 1, Mechatronics
EXAMPLES OF MANUFACTURING CAREERS CAREER
Industrial Production Managers
Electrical Equipment Assembler
PATH HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS PATH HEALTHCARE CAREERS PATH offers rewarding, exciting careers in the field of healthcare. Healthcare programs vary based on school. Lehigh Carbon Community College offers programs in the areas of Nurse Aid, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Healthcare Administrative Assistant, and more. Northampton Community College focuses on the back office operations of the healthcare field, including medical coding and billing, Healthcare Office Coordinator, Medical Assistant, and more.
POSSIBLE HEALTHCARE CREDENTIALS EARNED
• Healthcare Administrative Assistant • Phlebotomy Technician • EKG Technician • American Health Information Mgmt. Association Certified Coding Associate • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMMA) • American Academy of Professional Coders: Certified Professional Coder • National Health Career Association: Certified Billing & Coding Specialist • American Medical Technologists: Registered Medical Assistant
EXAMPLES OF HEALTHCARE CAREERS CAREER
Medical Office Manager
Medical Billing Specialist
Health Information Technician
Patient Account Representative
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Records Clerk
PATH TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS PATH TRANSPORTATION CAREERS The Diesel Truck Technology Program will prepare students for careers as diesel technicians in a variety of industries using diesel technology, primarily but not exclusively, the transportation industry. Students completing the program will be qualified for employment in a number of different roles within the transportation industry.
• Demonstrate the ability and theory to effectively solve problems encountered while working with diesel engines as per job requirement.
• Describe the importance of proper training and preparation for today’s employment qualification requirements. • Apply the safety knowledge required in the diesel service industry. • Learn the skills needed to become a preventive maintenance technician in the diesel service industry • Preform preventive maintenance on heavy diesel trucks.
EXAMPLES OF TRANSPORTATION CAREERS CAREER
Transportation Vehicle Inspector
Gas Compressor Operator
Industrial Machine Mechanics
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Control Valve Repairers and Installers
Maintenance Workers Machinery
Motor Boat Mechanic
PATH SUPPORT SERVICES CAREER COACHING Throughout your time in PATH programs, you will receive career coaching from trained professionals. Services include Career PATHway guidance, registration assistance, skill development, resume and cover letter assistance, academic services, and more.
STATE OF THE ART TRAINING PATH students train on state-of-the-art equipment, using industry best practices. This training provides the basis for students to enter the workforce with skills employers are seeking.
JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE Job placement specialists are here to provide services like job searching, direct interaction with employers, and, resume and interview guidance. Job placement specialists will serve as a valuable resource as you prepare to enter or re-renter the workforce.
RESUME AND INTERVIEW ASSISTANCE Your PATH team is here to guide you through the entire job searching process. Whether your resume needs some tweaking, or you get interview anxiety, our professional staff is equipped to put you in the best position to succeed in your career search.
EMPLOYER PARTNERS PATH PLEDGE PARTNERS Nineteen employer partners pledged their support of the PATH grant to help make employment a reality for our graduates. We thank them for their support and guidance.
• Airgas • B. Braun Medical • Blue Mountain Health System • Fresh Pet Kitchens • Just Born Inc. • K-Fab Inc. • Lehigh Valley Health Network • Linde Corporation • Machining Technology Inc. • Mack Trucks
• Martz Group • Medico Industries • Ocean Spray • Pocono Medical Center • St. Luke’s Miner’s Campus • St. Luke’s Physician Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Victaulic • Waste Management
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU PATH’s 19 pledge partners are aligned with our mission of improving the regional economy and workforce one trained worker at a time. Many of these partners have pledged to commit to various key missions of the PATH grant. Some of these touchstones include donation of equipment for training purposes, assisting in curriculum development, and offering top priority for hiring successful PATH graduates. This amounts to a network of employer partners with our students’ best interests in mind. Our partners are key members of the regions economy, and play a vital role in building tomorrow’s workforce. PATH students benefit from these relationships during their coursework and ultimately upon completion.
SUCCESS STORIES PATH SUCCESS STORIES PATH students are realizing their goal of a better career on a regular basis. We have enrolled over 400 students through our first academic year, and many of those students have already been hired to new jobs. Below are some testimonials from students and employers who have found success with PATH. “I was basically unemployed. I’d still be figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, figure out what career I’d want to choose, I’D STILL BE UNEMPLOYED TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I WANTED TO DO without PATH” - Jake Soback,
Luzerne County Community College Welding Graduate “When you lose your job or you decide to do something else, and you’re not sure, you kind of lose your confidence. HAVING THE
SUPPORT SYSTEM THERE AND HAVING THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT TO DO YOUR BEST IS WHAT REALLY HELPED ME THE MOST.” – Nancy
Medina, Lehigh Carbon Community College Healthcare Student “I LEARNED SO MUCH FROM THEM. They
taught me that employers aren’t just looking for workers, they’re looking for high performers.” – Nancy Medina
SUCCESS STORIES “Programs like this keep businesses like mine in business. It’s an excellent resource for the area, it’s something that manufacturers really need. It’s very difficult to find trained and qualified individuals, and these classes that are being developed are important to help companies like this stay in business. I’M ABSOLUTELY GOING TO KEEP WORKING WITH THE COLLEGE GOING FORWARD.” – Garry Hartman, President, Cheetah Chassis
“We were part of a team. All I had to do was do my part in the classroom, and the support team gave us the tools.” “I wanted to pursue a welding career, not just a dead end job. NOW I HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO, and this is what I want to do.” – Chris Leonard, Luzerne County Community College Welding Student. “It was serendipitous because I was able to meet with them the day before my interview with St. Luke’s. I took the classes on writing resumes and doing interviews, but I always second guess myself. THEY GAVE ME SO MUCH CONFIDENCE TO GO ON THE INTERVIEW AND DO WELL.” – Elizabeth Elm, Northampton Community College Healthcare Student
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