According to labor statistics compiled on O*NET Online (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor), demand for jobs requiring a technical education (2 years or less) is outpacing demand for jobs requiring a traditional four-year college degree. The Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (CWIA) indicates a need for certified, trained technical professionals in central Pennsylvania in many of the fields currently offered by CPI through its diplomas and certificates. Our training programs are geared towards occupations that are unlikely to be outsourced to other countries (such as transportation, heavy construction, healthcare), so you can be comfortable that the skills and certifications that you earn at CPI will provide you with local employment opportunities for years to come. Average starting salaries in PA in June of 2021 for HEO graduates are $50,870, CDL drivers are $46,630, and LPNs are $48,830 (source: CWIA).
In today’s world, change comes about in record time. New technologies are being developed and adopted every day. Learning does not stop after high school, trade school, or college, it is a continual process. If you open yourself to new ideas, new skills, and new ways of thinking, your life will improve in all areas — personally, professionally, even socially. Fortunately, as a Central PA resident, lifelong learning opportunities are available to you through educational programs offered at CPI.