PITTSBURGH TECHNICAL COLLEGE JOINS PITTSBURGH COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION
PTC becomes 11th partner in consortium of Allegheny County schools aimed at furthering education initiatives
PITTSBURGH—December 9, 2019 – Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is adding its voice to a growing number of colleges and universities addressing regional issues impacting higher education through the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE). PTC announces its acceptance as a member of PCHE, a consortium of ten other colleges and universities in Allegheny County, aligning PTC with its academic peers in discussion and guidance of these important topics.
Elevating public and private partnerships is one of the strategic initiatives put in place by PTC’s president, Dr. Alicia B. Harvey- Smith, when she joined the college in July 2019. “Becoming a member of PCHE is an important step in my goals for PTC,” said Dr. Harvey-Smith. “We share many objectives and challenges with our fellow Allegheny County academic institutions, and I believe we can contribute creative insight and strategy to the benefit of the entire consortium.”
Dr. Harvey-Smith joins the presidents from Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, La Roche College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, and University of Pittsburgh, serving as PCHE board members.
PTC shares all of PCHE’s 2018-2019 initiatives and has been paying particular focus to workforce development, diversity and inclusion. Joining PCHE allows PTC to intensify its efforts toward relieving a critical regional shortage in middle-skills employment. PCHE member schools contribute greatly to the City of Pittsburgh’s economy through employment and GDP, further aided by the addition of PTC which consistently boasts a 95% in-field job placement rate with eligible graduates, a significant number of whom stay in the Pittsburgh-region.
Pittsburgh Technical College, located in Oakdale, PA, is a nonprofit, academic institution with more than 30 programs that prepare students for career success. For more information about Pittsburgh Technical College, visit www.ptcollege.edu.