PITTSBURGH TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO SUPPORT PITTSBURGH CAREER INSTITUTE STUDENTS COMPLETE EDUCATION
Proposed support enables students to complete healthcare education after school’s November closure.
PITTSBURGH—November 14, 2022 – Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) has announced its proposed support for Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) students by working to provide them with an opportunity to complete their education following PCI’s closure on Nov. 23.
PTC is working to provide teach-out opportunities to PCI students pursuing their education in Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting and Respiratory Therapy Programs upon the school’s closure.
“While we are saddened to learn that Pittsburgh Career Institute will be closing its doors later this month, we also understand our responsibility as a partner in higher education to provide options for continued education pathways to their students,” said Pittsburgh Technical College president and CEO Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith. “Pittsburgh Technical College takes this responsibility with the utmost importance as we work to build our region’s workforce.”
PTC’s School of Healthcare provides students with a wide range of programs featuring hands-on education to prepare them for the workforce in two years or less. As a result, PTC delivers high in field placement rates with a five-year average of 93% from 2016-2020.
Representatives from PTC are scheduled to visit PCI’s campus this week to meet with students and answer any questions regarding teach-out plans, enrollment, transfers, financial aid and more.