Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Pittsburgh Technical Institute announces its investment in a 15,392-square-foot steel structure to serve as headquarters for new programs in Welding Technology, HVAC Technology, and Oil & Gas Electronics. At a recent groundbreaking ceremony, PTI President Greg DeFeo shared information about the college’s new offerings, including the announcement of a new degree in Oil & Gas Electronics.
“Research suggests a high demand in Western Pennsylvania for electronics professionals at compressor stations, at energy facilities, and on pipeline projects who have the skills to monitor the extraction, storage and transmission of this natural resource,” said DeFeo.
PTI is enrolling now for the Oil & Gas Electronics program set to begin in July 2013 and the Welding Technology program which begins in October 2013. Student interest and employer reaction to PTI’s new programs has been strong. Student enrollment is building faster than anticipated and the college’s Career Services Department has been receiving requests from employers for both interns and graduates.
“PTI has been part of our region’s industrial history for more than 60 years,” said Bill Flanagan, Vice President of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. “Investing in its new programs and the Energy Tech Center, PTI becomes centrally aligned to the high-demand jobs in all seven energy sectors for the future of Western Pennsylvania.”
Featured in photo, courtesy of PTI
Left to Right:
Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Nate Nevala, Field Director, Congressman Tim Murphy
Felix Cardella, President, TKA Architects
Greg DeFeo, President, Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Joe Leonello Jr., Vice President, FRANJO Construction
Robert Johnson, Deputy Director, Office of the Governor
Chuck Cubelic, Vice President, Pittsburgh Technical Institute
George Pry, Executive Vice President, Pittsburgh Technical Institute