According to the 2016 Inflection Point Report, Pittsburgh is in for another big change in an ever-shifting workforce.

The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Carlow University to develop the Carlow Hub for Workforce Development and Innovation. The Hub for Workforce Development will explore new academic programs, partnerships, and alternative pathways to provide the Greater Pittsburgh region with skilled workers ready to take on the jobs of the future.  

In other words: don't worry, Pittsburgh -- Carlow's got you covered

Also, in case you didn't know, Carlow's graduates get good jobs.


The Hub consists of three main areas of focus: 

  • Employer and Community Partnerships - Carlow University prepares students to be career-ready ethical leaders. Carlow’s partnerships with regional employers and community agencies build talent and promotable skills that address changing needs and the upcoming workforce deficit.

  • Certificate Programs - Add an affordable credential and gain valuable expertise in high-demand areas like Project Management with a graduate certificate. Choose from MicroMaster’s certificates in Project Management, Human Resources, Fraud and Forensics, Healthcare Management, Alcohol & Drug Counseling, and Trauma Counseling. Or, take a stand-alone certificate in Online Instructional Design & Technology.

  • Professional Advancement Courses - Upskill your way, one course at a time through Carlow’s credit and noncredit opportunities. Courses in areas like accounting, project management, and technology are available in online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats.  

Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, appeared on Jon Delano's Sunday Business Page on KDKA to discuss the Hub and the Richard King Mellon Foundation grant that made it possible:


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