Various Community and Workforce Programs Classes underway.

Community and Workforce Programs

As part of one of the nation's most recognized universities, Penn State Behrend is uniquely qualified to provide educational and outreach services to business, industry, and the community through its Office of Community and Workforce Programs (CWP).

We offer training for non-traditional students, including professional development for workforce professionals, customizable corporate training for companies, continuing education credits, and workshops for the plastics industry.

Students in the plastics lab.

Nationally accredited plastics technology institution? Check. Face-to-face instruction by industry experts? Check. Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art plastics laboratory? Check. Skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace? Check. From injection molding principles to DOE to part design principles, your processes can be enhanced through seminars offered by the Plastics Training Academy at Penn State Behrend.

Mary Beth Kroemer tends to a patient.

Most businesses are willing to upgrade systems, equipment, and technology to remain competitive. But the smartest businesses invest in upgrading people. Why? Because highly skilled, knowledgeable workers are one of the greatest assets of any company or organization.

Negotiating Effectively course in session.

When you are looking for a new career or trying to upgrade your current skills, it is critical that you remain up-to-date on the latest trends and skills needed to succeed in your field. Please contact our office for specific dates on offerings, and to tell us about other interests you may have for earning continuing education credits for your profession. We're always looking expand our list of course offerings.

Man taking test pictured.

The Office of Community and Workforce Programs at Penn State Behrend offers on-site testing for students in World Campus courses taking proctored exams or students from any university taking a proctored exam.