The coronavirus pandemic is among many reasons that millions of American workers are looking to "reskill" or "upskill" as they prepare for different careers. This documentary follows several Western Pennsylvanians in various stages of identifying, training, and working in new jobs - all guided by emerging trends in the workforce. Among those sharing their stories: an out-of-work DJ who is learning computer coding; a nursing student turned heavy equipment operator; formerly incarcerated men currently learning the trades; an anthropology student who became an airplane mechanic; a former steelworker now working as a nurse.
Resources | The Mid-Atlantic Association of Career Schools | MAACS
Located in Harrisburg and serving the their site has helpful links for students to find schools, additional career fields, and resources for financial aid and other obstacles. Click here for more resources:
Imagine America Foundation | Scholarships for Adult Students - View Our Adult Student Award Program!
Are you an adult that wants to train for a new job or completely new career path? Imagine America Awards up to $1,000 in scholarship aid to adult learners with little or no secondary level education.
Occupational Mobility Explorer
Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Cleveland have created an interactive site that helps people look at their current skills, as defined by their current job, and how these skills would translate to other careers.
Opportunity Occupations: A Way Ahead for People without a College Degree
The Cleveland Fed, in partnership with Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds, explored employment trends by identifying occupations that pay above the national annual median wage (adjusted for regional price differences) and are generally accessible to those without a four-year college degree.
Pittsburgh—Employment Steadily Advancing
Information on Pittsburgh MSA employment including sectors with highest growth.