Colleges and Programs

Pennsylvania High Priority Occupations – This state government webpage provides you with a list of occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skills needs and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages. Being aware of how Pennsylvania is seeking to align workforce training and education funds may be of interest to you as you plan your educational goals and objectives.

Pennsylvania Career Guide – Consider downloading or just opening and perusing this .pdf file which offers great information relative to career guidance. You may only need a portion of guide or it may be just the right resource in its entirety to get your career plans off in the right direction.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) – This organization will help guide you through the process of loan servicing, financial aid, outreach and other student aid programs. The Tip Toolkit is of particular interest.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Pennsylvania – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will assist you in locating financial aid and scholarship information.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – This is a phenomenal website packed with great information, resources, guidance, interactive experiences….all things helpful in thinking about and planning your higher education experience in one of Pennsylvania’s postsecondary institutions.

Pennsylvania College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Pennsylvania – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Pennsylvania institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Pennsylvania – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Pennsylvania, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

Healthcare Pathways, Pennsylvania – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Pennsylvania relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.

 

Job Seekers and Career

Pennsylvania Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

Pennsylvania Employment – Head to this website to search for a state agency job. Highlighted are nursing jobs and opportunities for our nation’s heroes. Also available is information on internships within respective agencies.

PennDOT, Employment – You may think it a bit odd that by clicking on the link for ‘Immediate Job Openings’ on this website, a .pdf file opens up, but check it out. The information on this website is helpful relative to understanding careers in the commonwealth as opposed to private sector.

Pennsylvania CareerLink – This website is quite user-friendly and seems to have some powerful features that will assist and guide you in your journey. The PA CareerLink is sponsored by the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry. Its aim is to transform the landscape of how job-seekers locate family sustaining jobs. Also, for the employer, how to find the most qualified candidates for open positions.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Employment – Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the PA Dept. of Aging offers on-the-job training programs for low-income, Pennsylvania residents age 55 and older. Opportunities exist in both nonprofit and public venues and participants usually work an average of 20 hours per week.

iHireConstruction, Pennsylvania – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Pennsylvania? Look no further than this search tool.

Pennsylvania Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Pennsylvania by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embark on a career or even before an educational program is undertaken.

Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training – Whether you are contemplating an apprenticeship or on the hunt for just the right experience, this subsite of the PA DLI website has numerous resources and an abundance of information to assist you in your apprenticeship venture.

 

Leadership and Development

PennServe – The nonprofit has a core mission of encouraging civic engagement through planned and structured community service focusing on promotion of the service ethics and volunteerism. The vision is to produce and implement long term plans of action for community service throughout the state.

Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Education – If you are a teacher or other non-formal educator wishing to connect your students to the natural environment, there are educational programs and opportunities you can offer to all students across the state.

Pennsylvania Technology Student Association – Student members of this organization have the opportunity to compare their technology competencies with other students through local, regional, state and national competitions.

Makerspace STEAM Lab – Even though this is a brick-and-mortar resource, you may want to plan a visit to this State Library’s Makerspace Lab. Free classes, a lending library of kits, in-house 3D printing, game design, circuit boards, robotics and more. You may want to visit the website to find out where this fantastic resource is located in the state and what is currently offered.

Pennsylvania Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Pennsylvania Game Commission – There is much information to be gathered on this website relative to education, special events, programming, special resources for parents and more all in support and with a purpose of expanding experiences and knowledge of the state’s gaming sector.

Pennsylvania Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Pennsylvania you need, look here!

 

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) – This website will help you apply for, renew and check on the status of your professional license. An application checklist is provided to guide you with requirements and necessary documents needed.

Pennsylvania Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

How to Start a Business in Pennsylvania – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Starting Your Business in Pennsylvania – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Pennsylvania business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

Pennsylvania Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.

 

Veterans

Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation – This is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission of delivering assistance and support to Pennsylvania veterans and their families. Their services are vast and they strive hard to provide information that is up-to-date and helpful.

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – This state government department has a dual mission: First to provide quality service to the commonwealth’s veterans and their families, and second, to oversee and support the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Services for Veterans – The Veterans Program offers a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. In addition, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related resources for veterans are available on the Pennsylvania Veterans Registry.

Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Pennsylvania – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistance, and more.