What is the Education and Training Hub?

Dedicated to the development of workforce opportunities in northwest PA, the University of Pittsburgh's Education and Training Hub is a unique model that prioritizes our student's career paths and sets them on the road to success.

We fundamentally believe that through partnerships, we are stronger. Together we can make the Oil Region community grow and flourish by creating a 21st century learning environment.

RESPONSIVE To stay current with the changing economic needs of the six-county region, we must remain nimble and ready to adapt. Harnessing community input and the expertise of each partner organization, the hub will offer tailored educational and training programs to meet regional workforce demands.

INNOVATIVE Never before have a university, a two-year public college, and a career training organization combined forces to fuel a region's economic rebirth. The hub is reimagining post-secondary education and will continue to evolve and innovate in response to the changing economy.

INVIGORATING Our region's economy has been floundering, faced with an aging workforce, a high poverty rate, and unemployed and underemployed residents. The hub will combat these effects by preparing residents to be highly skilled workers and helping the six counties compete more effectively with the rest of the state by boosting employment, filling open jobs, and attracting and retaining residents.

Manchester Bidwell

Manchester Bidwell Corp. will replicate its world-renowned program on a smaller scale in Titusville by establishing a Workforce & Opportunity Center for adults and youth. The center will fill employer needs through strong partnerships with leading regional corporations, agencies, and organizations.

Pitt-Swanson Engineering - MAC

The Manufacturing Assistance Center will:

  • Replicate its world-renowned Manufacturing Assistance Center and offer comprehensive precision machinist training programs, enabling students to master the technical skills regional employers seek.
  • Setup and operations of manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining and coding.
  • Training on computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.
  • Technical math and communication skills.

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC)

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College will offer selections from its associate degree program based on local needs.

Current programs include:

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Social Sciences

Additionally, NPRC will offer courses specific to the general education needs of students enrolled in the nursing program

Available Positions

Clinical & Administrative Medical Assisting Program Instructor

SUMMARY:
Responsible for instructing and facilitating student mastery of the course competencies and curriculum.  Supports all facets of the learning environment as demonstrated by prescribed curriculum and learning assessments. Through preparation and learner centered instruction, delivers career education that will support graduates in meeting the evolving needs of the employment market.  Fosters a culture of learning that encourages and values mutual responsibility and respect, ethics, life-long learning, diversity, and professional and personal development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not strictly limited to, the following:

Teaching & Instruction:

  • Develops class work and delivers instruction in accordance with curricula, syllabi, outline, course text, department of education licensing regulations, accreditation standards, industry guidelines and the needs of employers.
  • Adequately prepares for class; reviews and delivers all course materials and lesson plans for all courses.
  • Delivers learner-centered instruction.
  • Provides acknowledgment and corrective feedback in a non-judgmental way to guide students toward improving performance and achieving better results.
  • Relates industry experience to learning.
  • Records and maintains accurate student attendance and grades.
  • Completes grade reports and final grade sheets, learning assessments, final examination assessments by established deadline(s).
  • Administers and completes competency testing by established deadline(s).
  • Maintains familiarity with the school catalog, the MBC Employee Handbook and all the procedures, expectations, and policies stated therein.
  • Responds to student questions in a timely manner.
  • Ensures classroom, lab, and production areas are neat and orderly.
  • Remains current on software applications that support designated instruction.
  • Maintains a professional instructor-student relationship.
  • Establishes and maintains positive student interactions;
  • Restricts classroom time to relevant, subject-related information;
  • Ensures nondiscriminatory, fair and equal treatment of all students;
  • Is prepared for each class and beginning each class on time as scheduled;
  • Responds to student questions in a calm, clear and concise fashion;
  • Provides a non-threatening environment conducive to learning and positive self-esteem.
  • Works cooperatively with program director, affiliate personnel and other program staff to deliver and enhance the effectiveness of training.
  • Attends and participates in planning meetings with department staff, directors, and school employees.
  • Maintains credentials as required by accrediting councils/agencies and regulatory bodies.
  • Participate in new faculty on-boarding and ongoing in-service faculty development activities, and discipline specific professional development.
  • Mentors new faculty as needed.

Classroom Management:

  • Maintains an environment that encourages and supports learning.
  • Practices proactive management strategies that focus on recognizing and acknowledging desirable conduct. 
  • Applies practices and procedures to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on-task, and academically productive.
  • Practices active supervision to avoid disruptive behavior.
  • Employs strategies to respond to disruptive or inappropriate behavior.

Student Success and Satisfaction:

  • Assists students in achieving educational and career goals.
  • Assists students with problem resolution.
  • Identifies at-risk students, as necessary, refers students to advisor, in-house counselor or program director for additional support and intervention.
  • Actively engages in retention activities including documented student mentoring activities and communication.
  • Tutors students as needed.
  • Assists administration in program evaluation, review, and revision when requested.
  • Consistently achieves a minimum 60% rating for each category on the quarterly student survey.

Laboratory and Field Work Responsibilities:

  • Stays abreast of industry related technological advancements through professional affiliations, reviewing industry publications and continuing education. Incorporates new material into curriculum.
  • Provides a safe working environment for students to ensure proper use of chemicals, materials, and equipment. 
  • Develops, implements, and fosters effective and responsible safe laboratory practices. 
  • Monitors and maintains records for all safety procedures and equipment. 
  • Guards against the performance of any unauthorized experiments and activities.  Documents all incidences as required.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies including chemicals, glassware, kits, and SDS sheets.  Properly and safely stores chemicals, materials, and equipment.  
  • Maintains accurate records of inventory (chemicals, materials, and equipment), technical documentation and instructional equipment.
  • Stays abreast of technological advancements industry wide and incorporates new information into curricula as appropriate.
  • Evaluates student progress. Provides feedback to students and other faculty and staff in a timely manner. As needed, develops, and implements student improvement plans.
  • As necessary, transports students to field trips or other offsite events using corporate vehicle.
  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values:  influence, respect, listen, shape, and embrace.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Three years of progressive experience within the program specific industry required; MS Office skills; valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and an insurable driver’s record required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience providing training or classroom instruction preferred. Industry specific certifications or licensure may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach with hands and arms, hear, and use hands to handle, or feel.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  The employee performs duties under a variety of environmental conditions both indoors and outdoors. Some worksites may include extremes in environmental temperatures.  Horticulture Technology Instructors must be able to tolerate proper use of common greenhouse chemicals or airborne agents. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color perception, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Interested persons are required to submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to:

Joanna Papada
Titusville Education and Training Hub
504 E Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354
jpapada@pitt.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.