Skill Up Fast

There are immediate job openings at many levels in nearby industries with great opportunities to join a high-demand field . Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers three short-term programs: Metalcasting Technology, Production Welding, and Facilities Maintenance Technician. 

METALCASTING TECHNOLOGY
TRAINING IN 3 WEEKS 


Average first-year base wage $14-$17/hour

WHAT DO METALCASTING TECHNICIANS DO?

A Metalcasting Technician takes molten liquid metal and pours it into molds to form shapes that are then ground and polished before being finished. They work with all types of metals and different molds to make parts for machines.  

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Importance of metalcasting in the modern manufacturing industry
  • Properties of metals
  • Pattern design and production
  • Molding sand properties
  • Mold making
  • Metal preparation and melting
  • Operating a furnace to melt metal for casting
  • Pouring metal
  • Finishing methods
WHERE WILL I WORK?

One of the many great foundries in or near Lancaster and across the state of Pennsylvania.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE?

Metalcasting Technology is held on a rolling admission basis requiring a minimum class size of 5 students. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m for three consecutive weeks at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Orange Street campus in Lancaster, PA. 

PRODUCTION WELDING
TRAINING IN 6 WEEKS


Average first-year base wage $12-$16/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 Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m. at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Greenfield Industrial Park Campus.

Upcoming Production Welding class begins November 4th, 2019 and runs until December 19th, 2019. 

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, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.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.  

The next Facilities Maintenance Program begins January 6th, 2020. Participants must attend a pre-orientation session, held at Tec Centro. 

Pre-orientation sessions for the January 6th, 2020 program are scheduled: 

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on November 7; November 21; December 4; and December 19. 

Registration for a pre-orientation session is required. To register for pre-orientation, contact Amy Welsh at  or call (717) 391-6950. 

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Request Information       Apply Now

Contact Amy Welsh at  or call (717) 391-6950 for more information about any of the Skill Up Fast programs, including program start dates.  

CAREERLINK

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