FREE Job Training | Career Credentials | Job Placement Support
PLA University is a free job training program helping adults (18 and over) achieve economic sustainability for themselves and for their families. We partner with trainers and employers to bridge the gap between our community and tremendous earning opportunity! Land a new career in a high-demand field making a competitive salary with free training in the pathway of your choice.
Careers: Technical Support Analyst, Cyber Security Technician, Desktop Support Technician
Information Technology (IT) has become increasingly integrated into everyday life. The opportunities available to those who have the skills and qualifications to operate IT systems are limitless. Students who select this path will become immersed in the world of technology learning job-ready skills to start or advance their career.
Careers: NCEER Certification (Heavy Equipment Operator, Industrial Maintenance Technician, and more), HVAC Technician, OSHA 10 Safety Certification, Flagger, Certified Home Inspector, Welder
Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technology to improve products or processes, with the relevant technology being described as "advanced," "innovative," or "cutting edge." Advanced manufacturing industries "increasingly integrate new innovative technologies in both products and processes. Manufacturing is a career path where there’s always room for growth and opportunity. Immerse yourself into an evolving industry, contribute to ground-breaking products and processes, express your ideas, and even bring those ideas from concept to creation.
Careers: Truck Driver, Warehouse Manager, Powered Industrial Lift Truck Operator
Supply chain and logistics impact almost every aspect of our lives. Food, clothing, kitchen appliances, and so many other products are all made available by means of a supply chain. In this program, students will gain the skill to become a part of the industry that gets goods and services into the hands of consumers.
Careers: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Qualified Medication Aide, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified EKG Technician, Laboratory Assistant, Approved Veterinary Assistant, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant
With so many possibilities across dozens of fields, careers in the health and life sciences are many and varied. Students who pursue careers in Health and Life Sciences will learn how to take knowledge from science and other related sources and apply it to research and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings—combining a love for science with the desire to help people.
Entrepreneurship is more than just setting up and running a new business. Entrepreneurial thinking requires understanding how a good idea can take advantage of marketplace opportunities and capitalize on them. This pathway will help you think like an entrepreneur and analyze your good ideas as we work together to plan and start or scale up your business. Entrepreneurship can be taken as a stand-alone or in addition to other credentialing training offered by PLA University.