- GED Testing Service (including scheduling test)
- Goodwill -- Free GED prep classes (including a site in McKeesport). 412-632-1841.
- Goodwill's RISE Project for ages 17-24. Free GED, driver's education, lunches, hand tools PLUS job training in construction and mainenance fields. South Side. 412-632-1742.
- CCAC GED Preparation -- Free class for ages 16 to 24, offered in Braddock. 412-871-5728.
Office Systems Training
- by CCAC, FREE in Braddock and downtown Pgh.-- 500 hours of individual 'MOST' instruction and job placement, in email, data, Excel, Word, filing, PowerPoint, customer service and more. 412-373-6440.
- by Goodwill. 412-632-1706.
- FREE -- for ages 16-24.
GED, Trades, Associate's Degree.
Free place to stay, meals, books, tuition, bus pass, plus childcare assistance.
Call 412-660-8180 or stop in at McK Salvation Army.
Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success (for youth ages 14-21)
Auberle IT and computer training (for youth ages 16-24). 412-673-5856.
Circles of Greater Pittsburgh:
Do you need help to reach your goals, get a full-time job, or manage your money? You are invited to weekly meetings in McKeesport to learn skills and get support. 412-465-0840.
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council --
Computer Skills Training & GED Preparation, Basic Skills (reading, writing, math), English as a Second Language, Work Skills, Family programs.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Student Aid (How to fill out federal student aid application, repayment and forgiveness information)
Student loan publications -- you can order.
Financial Aid Toolkit (US Dep't of Education)
Life's Work -- Free training for those with disabilities or barriers to employment (such as adjudicated youth). Horticultural, office and janitorial training.
Goodwill -- Job Training and Placement. Food service, retail, janitorial/housekeeping and more. On bus lines 91 and 93. 412-632-1706.
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