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Invest Your Mind, Not Your Money

Hands-On Career Training Offered at No Cost

Hands-On Career Training. Thriving Educational Environment. All Offered at No Cost.

For over 50 years, Bidwell Training Center has changed lives by providing career training and academic enrichment to adults in transition. At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our training programs are offered at no cost. With a strong relationship with industry leaders, Bidwell Training Center helps people just like you gain the skills, knowledge, and experience it takes to get a fulfilling career.

Bidwell receives funding from The State of Pennsylvania, private foundations, and individual donors, making it possible for all students who are residents of Pennsylvania and who also have their high school diploma or equivalent to receive full tuition, textbooks, uniform (if applicable), and any special supplies required for training.

With a variety of expert-taught programs including Culinary Arts, Horticulture Technology, and more, you can get career ready in as little as 7 months*.

Wondering if Bidwell Training Center is right for you? Take a look at our variety of career-oriented programs taught by expert instructors, with class environments that allow for hands-on training.

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No-Cost Programs

At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our programs are offered at no cost.

Tuition is not charged to students who are residents of Pennsylvania and also have their high school diploma or equivalent. Funding for Bidwell Training Center is received through the state, foundations, grants, and individual donors. The tuition, fees, uniforms, scrubs, knife sets, and textbooks are covered for all accepted students.

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The Difference with Bidwell Training Center

If you are looking to take the next step towards a fulfilling career, here’s how Bidwell Training Center works for you:

  • No-Cost Programs – Bidwell Training Center believes in investing your mind, not your money. That’s why all programs are offered at no cost to students, allowing you to focus entirely on graduating with career-ready skills.
  • Programs Made to Meet the Needs of Today’s Employers – Each program at Bidwell Training Center is assisted by an advisory board made up of local members of each respective industry. They provide input that helps make each program reflect the changes in the career market.
  • A Thriving Educational Environment – At Bidwell Training Center we recognize that environment shapes behavior. Students are surrounded by beautiful art, architecture, music, and delicious food to help fuel the mind and body.
  • On Site Experience – Programs at Bidwell Training Center include on-site externships at local companies/facilities. You will get first-hand experience and training in your pursued field, getting you a head-start in a thriving industry.
  • Hands-On Career Training – Smaller class sizes mean you will get the direct hands-on instruction you need to quickly get many career-oriented skills.
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About Bidwell Training Center

Our goal is to provide you with the skills you need to change your life through hands-on career training taught by expert instructors.

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Ready to take the next step? Call us at 412-402-9761 or come in-person to see if Bidwell Training Center career training is right for you.

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Career Services

We are dedicated to your career success. Bidwell Training Center supplies externships, placement staff, student advisors and counselors, and more!

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Is Career Training Right For You? Take the "Career Readiness Survey"

This fun, online survey takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Readiness report now!

Success Stories

“Attending BTC has made me a better and more whole person.”
~Tynisha “Tee” Chambers

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Is Bidwell Training Center Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in discovering your future career and exploring whether Bidwell Training Center is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 412-402-9761.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy

Bidwell Training Center affords every student all rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at BTC. BTC does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law in the admission of its students, administration of its educational programs, policies, activities, services, and other offerings.