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EIC Open House and Free Workshops

Presented by CCAC Workforce Development CCAC now provides state-of-the-industry educational programs in the newly built Energy Innovation Center (EIC)—a LEED Platinum certified facility located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant Uptown neighborhood. Join us on Friday, April 22 for an Open House event and the following free workshops: 8:30 AM–9:15 AM       Teambuilding—an Interactive Exercise 9:15 AM–10:00 AM     Creating […]

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Etsy wants to link designers with Pittsburgh manufacturing firms

Etsy, the online marketplace for crafters and artisans, is seeking small manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region to help its million-plus sellers and designers grow their enterprises. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based e-commerce site on Tuesday invited local craft businesses, small manufacturers and economic development groups who might assist them in forming partnerships to the Energy Innovation Center […]

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Pitt building lab space in Energy Innovation Center

As Western Pennsylvania becomes a growing cell of energy research and innovation, its nucleus is taking shape in a refurbished vo-tech school in the Hill District. The Energy Innovation Center, housed in the former Connelley Trade School along Bedford Avenue, has positioned itself as a collaborative space for private industry, universities and foundations to work […]

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Information Sessions: Scalo Professional Roofing Training Program

Looking for a stable career with advancement potential? Looking for an employer willing to train and hire people with a desire to work and learn? … Look no further – we are it! Come to an Information Session to Learn More about our FREE, Six week roofing training program supplying the Scalo Companies’ construction labor […]


Heinz Endowments refocuses its grantmaking strategy

Early this month, the Heinz Endowments invited leaders of local nonprofits that work on environmental and economic development issues to a half-day forum at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District. The 86 leaders gathered there rely on a piece of the more than $70 million in grants that the city’s second-largest foundation doles […]

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Press Release: Intro to the Trades Program to Begin in Pittsburgh

  Pittsburgh, PA — Pittsburgh Gateways, a non-profit economic development support organization and owner of the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in the Lower Hill District, is launching its “Intro to the Trades” Program in concert with the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania and 16 of the region’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Centers (JATCs). This six week […]


A change in plans: Strip District produce terminal to focus on retail, office space

A Chicago developer has overhauled its plan for the city’s historic produce terminal, replacing much of the housing that had been proposed with offices and retail and an anchor “that will focus on food.” After months of consultations with city leaders, local foundations and others, Dan McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests, said he is excited […]

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Apprenticeship Fair

Learn about Highway Construction Careers December 9, 2015 3pm-6pm Location Energy Innovation Center 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 $250.00 in Raffle Prizes Come Learn more about the highway construction industry and receive guidance on what the next steps are in pursuing an apprenticeship. View Full PDF Flyer


The mission of the Energy Innovation Center is to contribute to socially responsible workforce development, foster energy and sustainable technology advancement, and assist in job creation through a commitment to diversity, innovation and comprehensive education.

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