Micro-credential Training Program

Micro-credential Training Program

Micro-credentials are industry- focused, stackable credentials that show case a job seeker’s skills, knowledge and experience to potential employers. Micro-credentials may be in the form of certificates or other benchmark notices and can be completed in much less time than a typical associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Westmoreland County Community College offers accelerated free training to the unemployed, underemployed and those with barriers to employment and education.

WeldingWelding & Machining

Interested in a rewarding career as a machinist or a welder?
The Micro-credential Training Program offers you the opportunity to gain the skills needed for entry-level positions in the manufacturing and welding fields in a short amount of time.

Be workforce ready in as few as 12 weeks with free training!

Through this free program, you’ll acquire skills that employers in manufacturing value and receive hands-on and classroom training in manufacturing and welding at Westmoreland’s state-of-the-industry Advanced Technology Center.

Earn micro-credentials in:

  • AC/DC Electrical & Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Blueprint Reading & Shop Math
  • Spill Prevention & Hazardous Materials
  • OSHA 10-hour Safety Certification
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver

Earn industry-recognized credentials from:

  • The American Welding Society (AWS)
  • The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • American Heart Association
  • Westmoreland County Community College

The Program

The program starts with a nine-day Pre-Employment training that runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Following the Pre-Employment training, welding training will be held every Friday for 10 additional weeks and/or one week of Basic Machining. Students have the option to attend the entire program or select from welding or machining separately based on interest.

Funding is provided by a grant awarded by the U. S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Culinary students chopping vegetablesCulinary Arts

The Micro-Credential Culinary Training Program will prepare successful completers for entry-level positions in the food service industry. 

Earn micro-credentials in:

  • Food Safety
  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Knife Skills

Students will be given the opportunity to test for a ServSafe Certification, a nationally recognized/accredited food safety certification desired by employers in the food service industry. 

The Program

This is a 10-day evening program. Classes are conducted from 4-9 p.m. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation Fund through the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board.