Invest Your Mind, Not Your Money

Hands-On Career Training Offered at No Cost

Hands-On Career Training. Flexible Schedules. 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 Pharmacy Technician training, and more, you can get career ready in as little as 7 months*. Full-time and part-time options for certain programs allow you to be flexible and fit school around your life schedule.

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.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Feb 4th, 2020Horticulture Technology: Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233
  • Mar 10th, 2020Culinary Arts: Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233
  • Mar 31st, 2020Medical Assistant: Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233
  • Mar 31st, 2020Medical Coder/Biller: Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233
  • Mar 31st, 2020Pharmacy Technician: Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233
  • May 5th, 2020Chemical Laboratory Technician: Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233

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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.

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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Admissions

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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ACCSC Accreditation

Bidwell Training Center has met extensive requirements set by the U.S Department of Education, which are designed to ensure your best interests. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Reliable quailty
  • Approved programs
  • Qualified instructors
  • Nationwide recognition by employers

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

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Success Stories

See graduates Jack Forsythe and Curtis Terry II share their experiences and talk about why Bidwell Training Center was the right choice for them. See how the Chemical Laboratory program equipped them to enter the workforce in Pittsburgh, PA.

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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.

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