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Career Planning and Skill Identification

Education or Training & Financial Aid

Job Search & Networking

Resume, Cover Letter, Follow-up

Interview Tips and Advice

Pittsburgh-Area Career Centers

Specific Job Resources

For Seniors

For Veterans

For Youth

For People with Disabilities

Education or Training & Financial Aid

  • Further your education.
  • Attend workshops for professional development and (re-)training.
  • Find financial aid.

    CareerOneStop provides a guide to education and training, including Planning, Finding Opportunities, Keep Learning, and Financial Aid. Training, Financial Aid

    American Job Center offers links to education and training, job corps,short-term training, registered apprenticeship, professional certifications, occupational licenses, financial aid information, and other education resources. Training, Financial Aid

    CareerLink Pittsburgh offers workshops, computer classes, support services, etc. Training

    Microsoft gives free training on office programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. Training

Bidwell Training Center provides training in diverse fields to those with a high school diploma or equivalent. Offers free career training to those 18 and over to improve their reading, math, or vocabulary skills to prepare them for college or a career. Training

Graduation CapFind Financial Aid for College

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides links to finding scholarships, tuition funding, and other financial aid. Financial Aid

COMPASS allows users to apply for many social services in PA online, including LIHEAP, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, etc. Financial Aid

FinAid helps find scholarships, loans, savings, etc. Must create account. Financial Aid

PA Unemployment Compensation provides information on applying and appropriate forms. Must register for employment search services like JobGateway. Financial Aid

Materials in our catalog:
Search for:

Universities and colleges
African American universities and colleges
Christian universities and colleges
Health occupations schools United States directories
Community colleges
Universities And Colleges Pennsylvania Directories

College applications
Universities and colleges entrance examinations
Graduate Management Admission Test
Graduate Record Examination

Student Aid United States Directories
Student Aid United States Handbooks Manuals Etc

For example:
College Division of Barron's Educational Series (Ed.). Barron's profiles of American colleges: descriptions of the colleges. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Burtnett, Frank (2009). Bound-for-college guidebook: a step-by-step guide to finding and applying to colleges. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

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