Skill Up Fast

There are immediate job openings at many levels in nearby industries with great opportunities to join a high-demand field. 

Production Welding Training in Six Weeks


Average first-year base wage: $16-$19/hour

WHAT DO PRODUCTION WELDERS DO? 

Professional welders work almost everywhere - automotive, aerospace & aviation industries; bridges & bikes; shipyards, shops & skyscrapers - wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed.

 WHAT WILL I LEARN? 
  • Importance of welding in the modern manufacturing industry
  • Properties of metals
  • Gas, metal arc (GMAW), and Flux core arc welding (FCAW) techniques
  • Safety
WHERE WILL I WORK?

The Thaddeus Stevens College welding training class teaches you skills that can be used worldwide, so almost anywhere you want to go, your welding training can take you there! There are many employers in Lancaster and across Pennsylvania that need skilled welders. 

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE?

Production Welding is a six week program that meets weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M. at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Greenfield Industrial Park Campus.

2021 PROGRAM DATES:

Oct 9, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
7am-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Greenfield Corporate Center - 1812 Colonial Village Lane, Lancaster

2022 PROGRAM DATES: TBD

Facilities Maintenance Technician Training in 24 Weeks

Average first-year base-wage: $18/hour  

WHAT DO FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS DO? 

The Facilities Maintenance Technician is multi-skilled and typically performs building maintenance tasks ranging from basic repairs to operating computerized building automation systems. The Facilities Maintenance Technician possesses a variety of trade skills. There is a broad range of opportunities for employment and career advancement in residential, commercial and institutional settings. 

This 24-week technical program includes a six-week Capstone Project of on-the-job training at sites in Lancaster City, supervised by a Capstone Instructor. Business and industry partners strongly support the Capstone work experience. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN? 

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Facilities Maintenance Technology program provides instruction and training in a number of technical training areas:

  • OSHA Safety 
  • Mathematics; measuring and layout
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Hand tools, portable hand tools, power machinery
  • Masonry: concrete repair, block, and brick repair
  • Carpentry: Interior & exterior wall repair
  • Plumbing systems: rough-ins and fixtures
  • Electrical systems: rough-ins and devices
  • HVAC/R
  • Forklift operations

Certifications include:

  • Ready 2 Work
  • Customer service
  • OSHA - 10 hour safety card
  • Power Actuated Fastener
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Forklift
  • EPA
  • Rigging
  • NCCER Pre-apprenticeship
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Certificate

In addition, upon completing the program, participants may have the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education at Thaddeus  Stevens College of Technology.  

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE?

The Facilities Maintenance Program is a 24-week program that meets Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Class location varies throughout the program depending on the trade unit. Class locations include Thaddeus Stevens College main campus on King Street, Lancaster;  the Greenfield Industrial Park Campus, Lancaster; the ABC Training Center, Mount Joy; and the Tec Centro Campus, Lancaster.  

PROGRAM DATES:

Winter/Spring 2022: January 18 - June 17, 2022       
Summer/Fall 2022: July 18 - December 16, 2022  
Winter/Spring 2023: January 17 - June 12, 2023      

Commercial & Industrial Six Month Programs

The Commercial and Industrial six-month programs meet:
  • Monday - Friday from 8am to 12pm
  • Tec Centro South West: 57 Laurel Street, Lancaster, PA

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS

Commercial and Industrial Electrical

Commercial and Industrial Electrical training provides the opportunity to acquire the theory and skills needed to gain employment in the manufacturing, and factory setting as an entry level industrial maintenance technician with basic skills in mechanical systems, and electrical systems.

Graduates of the commercial and industrial electrical program will be able to hit the ground running to maintain, calibrate and trouble shoot equipment most commonly used in today’s high-tech manufacturing facilities.

Skills and safe working habits are developed through hands on projects and learning. The electrical classroom includes tools, equipment and instrumentation typically found in commercial and industrial settings.

Program Dates

Winter/Spring 2022: January 18 - June 17, 2022     
Summer/Fall 2022: July 18 - December 16, 2022     
Winter/Spring 2023: January 17 - June 12, 2023      

Commercial and Industrial Plumbing 

Students in the Commercial and Industrial Plumbing program will learn how to install, repair and maintenance plumbing systems in new and existing commercial and industrial buildings or structures with industrial-grade fixtures, pipes and outlets.

Some of the skills acquired are joining different types of piping materials, and installing and repairing industrial grade pipes, plumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heaters.

Employment opportunities in the commercial and industrial plumbing industry can range from basic office buildings to large-scale buildings/complexes, factories, hospitals, malls and manufacturing facilities.

The plumbing classroom includes tools, piping, fixtures and equipment typically found in commercial and industrial settings.

Program Dates

Winter/Spring 2022: January 18 - June 17, 2022     
Summer/Fall 2022: July 18 - December 16, 2022                 
Winter/Spring 2023: January 17 - June 12, 2023      

Commercial and Industrial HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning)

This program prepares the student for the fast-growing, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning field. Students learn current methods of identifying and performing efficiency evaluations on various types of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems for large building or structures such as hospitals, apartment complexes or retail businesses.

Careers abound in a variety of positions as service technicians and installation technicians.

The HVAC classroom includes tools, equipment and instrumentation typically found in commercial and industrial settings.

Program Dates

Winter/Spring 2022: January 18 - June 17, 2022
Summer/Fall 2022: July 18 - December 16, 2022
Winter/Spring 2023: January 17 - June 12, 2023


WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

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For more information about any of the Skill Up Fast programs, including program start dates, contact Amy Welsh:   or (717) 391-6950.

CAREERLINK

CareerLink participants may be eligible for scholarships. Enroll in and complete Ready2Work at CareerLink.  Call (717) 509-5613 or visit www.jobs4lancaster.com.