CCAC partners with United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. to offer high-quality industrial maintenance training in Greene County, Pennsylvania

Article by: CCAC Public Relations and UMWACC

mines-logoPITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County Workforce Development Division is proud to announce its partnership with United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC). Together, CCAC and UMWACC will train incumbent and dislocated workers in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at the UMWACC Ruff Creek Campus located in Prosperity, Greene County. This custom-designed educational training will develop or upgrade the industry skills that are required to be a maintenance and repair worker in a competitive economy.

The 16-week, 360-hour noncredit course will cover electrical, mechanical and programmable logic controller (PLC) components. Students will learn and practice hands-on skills in the newly renovated Mechatronics Lab at the Ruff Creek Campus. Skills that students will develop or upgrade include diagnosing failed electrical components, troubleshooting hydraulic systems and pumps, and designing PLC programs. Individuals who successfully complete the course will have the ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical, mechanical and PLC systems.

The course runs from Monday, September 23, through Thursday, December 12, with classes meeting Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, call Brian Hannon at 412.788.7357. To learn more, visit


CCAC’s Workforce Development Division provides training for jobs in the region’s changing and emerging industries. Programs are designed around the skills and knowledge that the participants need for employment and that employers need their workers to have in order to remain competitive.


The UMWA Career Centers, Inc. was established in 1996 to provide workforce retraining initiatives to dislocated workers in the coal mining communities of Appalachia. The organization, a leader in career placement and retraining, has received funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission to offer high priority, in-demand training. This is the first of three new career retraining programs to be offered at the Ruff Creek Campus. The UMWACC is excited to work in collaboration with CCAC on this joint venture.