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Dynamic solutions for employer training and recruitment.


“MetLife has utilized the training services of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. We highly recommend this training as a useful tool in learning and professional growth. The quality of the courses provided has been exceptional. The courses have been effective in the development of our staff.� - MetLife


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is here for you and ready with dynamic solutions to all your workforce training and recruitment needs. Our growing list of satisfied customers and partners is evidence of our success.

We provide many career and employer services for your success, including a complimentary online job posting service, an annual company listing in our employer directory, on-site campus visits, and an annual job and internship fair; all geared to get you connected with our students and alumni.

Workforce Education at Pennsylvania Highlands will assist you in identifying and achieving your workforce training objectives. Working with your team, we can help you with your specific needs. We are able to custom design effective solutions for delivery at your site or at one of our facilities in Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, or Somerset counties. We bring WEDnetPA funding to bear for qualified employee education and training initiatives.

Penn Highlands is uniquely positioned to work with businesses, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other employment sectors to deliver these critical services. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist.

Employee Training

Customized Training

WEDnetPA Funding

On-Site & Online Training Needs Assessment

Employee Recruitment

Annual Job & Internship Fair College Central Network


Guest/Panel Presentations On-Campus Interviews

Student Programs


“The training Pennsylvania Highlands has provided our organization has been insightful and developmental. The trainers are knowledgeable and engaging. Scheduling the training was very easy and the class options were just what our organization needed.� - Social Security Administration

Why Choose Us

As a leader in workforce development and training, Pennsylvania Highlands sets the bar high. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. If you’re not satisfied, we’re not satisfied.

Experience We have worked hard and provided training to more than 25,000 employees throughout the Southern Alleghenies region and beyond. We have spent over a decade creating a stronger community and workforce; creating community success is our passion.

Quality Training and Programming The training we provide is top-notch. Our trainers and consultants are chosen with your specific company in mind. We look for the best fit for your organization. Plus, any additional course you are looking for can be created by our professional and experienced faculty and staff.

Convenience Time and convenience are vital. Training can be offered where and when you need it. Portable, wireless laptop computer labs can be setup at your site or scheduled at one of our five regional facilities. We will help save you travel, time, and money.

Online Possibilities Allowing greater flexibility, our partnerships with Education 2 Go, Career Step, ProTrain, and LERN allows for online classes to be available to you in a wide range of areas. With these courses, you can train just one employee or hundreds; the choice is yours. The flexibility of offerings allows your employees to train in any environment whenever they desire.

Growing Your Workforce

Pennsylvania Highlands understands what it takes to create a strong workforce. We have the tools and programs that can help you take your business to the next level.

Annual Job & Internship Fair This event provides you the opportunity to showcase your business by meeting with students on our Richland Campus. Collect resumes, conduct interviews, and more with this one day interactive event. The event is open to students from all 45 WestPACS colleges and universities.

College Central Network This online job posting board provides the convenience of posting jobs and internships directly to our site, upon clearance by the College. Or, if you prefer us to handle your posting, that can easily be done.

Employer Directory The College produces an annual hard copy and online listing of employers interested in our students. All employers have the opportunity to list, free of charge, position descriptions and contact information within the directory. The directory is distributed to all students and faculty, and is published each calendar year.

On-Campus Recruitment You have the opportunity to pre-select student candidates and reserve College facilities to conduct on-campus interviews.

Student Programs Your business has the opportunity to participate in student development programs, including mock interview fairs, employer panel discussions, hosting a student for job shadowing, and more.




Customized Training

Many organizations and businesses have limits on how, when, and where they can conduct training. We work with business and industry to devise a strategy that best meets a company's needs within a time frame and budget that supports its core mission.

Our staff works with company personnel to determine specific needs; including availability and competencies of employees, identifying and developing a curriculum, and determining outcomes that will support the goals established by a company's strategic plan.

Whether it is on-site at one of the College's multiple facilities, or through a hybrid approach such as combining online with classroom training, our central goal is to improve a business's operations and help the economic vitality of the region. In pursuit of this goal, we want to make Pennsylvania Highlands the college of choice when it comes to workforce education.

Types of training provided (not all-inclusive): •


“Pennsylvania Highlands Community College provides outstanding service to Memorial Medical Center in the administration of the Education to Go online courses. This format of learning is very popular among our employees. We have also worked with the department on the WEDnetPA Grant program and received a tremendous amount of administrative support with this process. We are very fortunate to have Pennsylvania Highlands as a pipeline for our organization that produces outstanding, greatly skilled candidates for employment.” - Memorial Medical Center / Duke LifePoint

Customer Service

Stress Management

Time Management

Diversity Training

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Business Office Etiquette

Essential Presentation Skills

Computer Training

Communication and Teamwork

Lean Sigma Certifications

5S/6S Training

Supervisory Training

CHANGE IS GOOD. WEDnetPA has trained over 1,000,000 workers. Is your business ready to improve, to change? Eligible Essential Skills Training (not all-inclusive) •

Applied Mathematics & Measurement

Communication & Teamwork

Eligible Advanced Technology Training (not all-inclusive) •

Advanced Machine Operations & Maintenance

Business Operations

Computer Training: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & Access

Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAD, CAM, CNC, & PLC)

Website Design & Development

Workplace Health & Safety

Blueprint Reading

Product and Process Control

Manufacturing Fundamentals Machine Setup & Maintenance

Computer Programming


Information Security

Tooling: Grinding

Problem Solving

Welding: Soldering Product & Process Control Quality Assurance

Workplace Behavior Skills

Workplace Health & Safety

Advanced Software Implementation

Database Development

Network Administration & Technology Support

Management Information Systems

Medical Applications

Systems Analysis

Scientific Applications


Pennsylvania Highlands is a managing program partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development of the Workforce & Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA) program. We are the primary business and industry contact in the Southern Alleghenies Region for WEDnetPA.

The mission of WEDnetPA is to "strengthen the business environment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing a training network that is responsive to employer's workforce development needs." WEDnetPA was created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist employers with the cost of training their employees that are engaged in high-priority occupations.

Companies can obtain funding per employee for Essential Skills training and Advanced Technology training for eligible employees. The Essential Skills and Advanced Technology training programs are available to qualified Pennsylvania companies and out-of-state businesses relocating to the state.

Essential Skills training activities are defined as those that directly improve the essential job skills required for the employee's current position. Advanced Technology training comprises job functions related to automation in manufacturing processes; research and development resulting in the use and transfer of science and technology; and development, implementation, maintenance and/or automation of complex systems, processes and procedures.




Enjoy a variety of amenities and necessities for your next off-site meeting or conference at any of our five locations in Richland, Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, and Somerset. All rooms are equipped with video conferencing, SMART Board technology, WiFi, LCD, and high-definition projection. Richland includes a 28-seat multi-function classroom with laptop garages, 60-seat tiered auditorium with surround sound, and a lecture classroom. Catering services and free parking are available at all locations.

Our staff will be glad to discuss any questions that you might have or assist you with setting up your training needs.


If you would like to browse our current opportunities, please feel free to give us a call or visit us on the College’s website.

Phone 814.262.3815 or 1.888.385.PEAK Web

Email Mailing 101 Community College Way Johnstown, PA 15904



“We have had a professional partnership with Penn Highlands for many years through their Welding Technology associate’s degree and other programs. We have found graduates who have completed their degree at Penn Highlands to be excellent employees who are both technically and professionally prepared to be successful in our organization. We have hired Penn Highlands’ graduates as Production Welders, Quality Assurance Technicians, and other skilled positions. We also encourage our employees to utilize our tuition assistance program to complete their associate’s degree through the College’s Welding Technology program so that they can receive college credit for their life experience. Penn Highlands’ students want to stay and succeed in our area. That’s a good investment for us.” - JWF Industries


Strengthening The Workforce - Workforce Development  

This viewbook describes and details the Workforce Education area of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. It includes everything that th...

Strengthening The Workforce - Workforce Development  

This viewbook describes and details the Workforce Education area of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. It includes everything that th...