Local Short Term Training Providers
Explore the options below and see if one is a fit for you!
ABC Keystone offers registered apprenticeship programs in a variety of in demand careers. Options include carpentry, construction craft laborer, electrical, heavy equipment operator, HVAC, masonry, sheet metal, and plumbing. McCaskey students enrolled in the Building Trades CTE program may be eligible to articulate up to six months of the apprenticeship program.
Harrisburg Area Community College
HACC offers workforce development programs in programs including CDL and forklift, information technology, contact tracing, early childhood education, health careers, manufacturing, and welding. Not all programs are offered at the Lancaster Campus, but all are available within the local region.
Lancaster CTC offers training programs in construction technology, heavy equipment operation, practical nursing, medical and dental assisting, CDL, welding, and manufacturing. Some programs accept federal Pell grants which can be accessed by completing the FAFSA.
Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union
This local plumbers and pipefitters union offers an apprenticeship to train for a job in an in demand career. Applications are only accepted on site in Harrisburg.
Iron Workers Union
This three year apprenticeship program allows students to work earning over $19 from the start. After three years of training you can earn up to $29.31. Interested applicants must apply in person in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences offers a certificate program to become a paramedic.
Tec Centro is unique in that their training programs are extremely low cost, most costing less than $50. Program waitlists can be long, so make sure you apply early. Programs include Certified Nursing Aide, dental assisting, physical office assistant, culinary arts, facilities maintenance, forklift certification, welding, and metal casting.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Paying for Short Term Training Programs
A limited number of programs allow you to utilize federal funding in the form of grants and loans. To access this funding you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Lancaster Careerlink provides funding of up to $10,000 for young adults to complete state approved training programs at institutions including HACC and Thaddeus Stevens.
Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning
Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning offers a no-interest loan for students enrolling in short term training programs at Lancaster CTC.
PA Targeted Industry Program
The Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) provides funding for students enrolling in high demand careers. Allowable programs of studies fall within the falling careers: advanced materials and diversified manufacturing, agriculture and food production, energy, and health.