Residents of the Pittsburgh area have many local options for pursuing education and training to prepare for science- and technology-focused (STF) jobs. These options include colleges and universities, technical schools, coding boot camps, and workforce development centers.
In this online tool, RAND researchers compiled a list of STF providers and programs in the Pittsburgh area. The tool includes information on costs; whether remote, part-time, or evening programs are available; and whether funding may be available. Potential students can filter the list by county, credential type, and occupational group (e.g., engineering, health, computing and math) to find out which types of degrees or certificates can be earned in which STF fields.
This study was supported by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The research was conducted within the RAND Lowy Family Middle-Class Pathways Center, a part of RAND Education and Labor.
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