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Workforce Development

Our mission is to get you trained for the 21st-century job market. Best of all, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for several in-demand occupations in the field.

Compete better the minute you complete your training. Take courses online or on-site at one of Commonwealth University's campuses in Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield, or Clearfield.

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Visit our storefront to reserve your seat for one of our upcoming trainings.

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Questions? Contact us at 570-484-3128 or workforcedevelopment@commonwealthu.edu

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Commonwealth University recognizes that college-level learning and skills acquired outside the traditional classroom occur in many places. In addition to traditional transfer credit for courses completed at another institution, Commonwealth University offers the opportunity to earn credit for your prior work, training, and life knowledge and apply it toward your associate's or bachelor’s degree.

Workforce and Economic Development Network (WEDnet)

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created the opportunity for employers to train new and existing employees through the Workforce and Economic Development Network (WEDnet) program. Training is available to qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania — with funding accessed through WEDnetPA and made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

Workforce Development Training Programs

Commonwealth University offers a variety of workforce development programs designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today's job market. Whether you're looking to launch a new career, advance in your current field, or update your skillset, we have a program to fit your needs.

Unlock innovative new challenges with online management training and business skills courses that can help you enter a new career field, gain an industry-recognized certification and advance your current skillset.

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Learn everything you need to prepare for your entry-level driver training (ELDT) necessary to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL).

Train to become a professional truck driver through Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg's certified CDL Driver Training program. The CDL programs include CDL Class A training in both full-time day classes, and part-time evening and weekend classes.

Our Computer Based Training (CBT) assists you in obtaining your Commercial Driver Permit with all endorsements. We offer lifetime job placement assistance to all graduates at no additional charge.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Williams

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Whether you want to earn in-demand Microsoft certifications, learn QuickBooks, or even Photoshop, these online computer application training courses can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

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Computers control much of the world today. The manufacturing industry is no exception, and you can make yourself an indispensable part of the future of manufacturing by training in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) with our CNC training programs.

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Whether you’re seeking a career in the health sector or want to earn a fitness certification, these online training programs can help you start or advance a rewarding career in helping people lead healthier lives.

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Start your career in information technology with foundational understanding of the industry. If you’re an advanced professional, prepare for in-demand IT certifications, to advance your career.

Our IT courses offer the skills and knowledge needed for various tech careers, from programming and cybersecurity to network administration.

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Our online training programs will prepare you for various legal careers.

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Our Management and Leadership Training hones your communication, delegation, and motivational skills to inspire and empower your team.

Employers have expressed a need for employee training in basic management and team leadership. Based upon input from employers, Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg has worked with the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce to offer a five-session Management and Leadership Certificate Program. The program is open and applicable to all types and sizes of employers with alternative locations and modalities available.

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Note: This program is WEDnet funding eligible.

Massage Therapist training combines anatomy, physiology, and hands-on practice to prepare you for licensure and client care.

Our massage therapy program will prepare you to take the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB). The non-credit program is compliant with Pennsylvania state guidelines.

Topics include anatomy and physiology, massage theory and research, kinesiology, and more.

Licensed graduates may seek employment in spas, rehab clinics, hospitals, hotels and resorts, cruise ships, sports facilities, chiropractic practices, health and wellness centers, long-term care facilities, or private practices.

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Discover rewarding and in-demand online career training courses to prepare you for a new career or help you advance within your current occupation. Start your learning journey to obtain new skills and train for industry-recognized certifications today.

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Develop and hone your professional and personal skills with our Commonwealth University Workforce Development training.

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Commonwealth University - Mansfield's Act 120 Municipal Police Academy is a 26-week (919 hours) course required to become a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Established in 1977, Mansfield’s Academy is one of only 17 pre-service municipal police academies across Pennsylvania certified by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).

The Police Academy is part of Commonwealth University - Mansfield's Public Safety Training Institute, a regional training center providing initial and continuing professional education for criminal justice practitioners, first responders, public safety professionals, and the public.

Act 120 Municipal Police Academy

Commonwealth University - Mansfield's Public Safety Training Institute is a regional training center providing initial and continuing professional education for criminal justice practitioners, first responders, public safety professionals and the public.

Public Safety Training Institute

Real estate training equips you to navigate laws, contracts, and finances to guide clients through buying and selling property. Commonwealth University is proud to offer online and in-person real estate courses for licensed real estate agents and aspiring real estate students looking to work toward their real estate license.

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Resources

You can register for our programs online by following the program links. If you need have questions or need assistance, please call 570-484-3128 or email workforcedevelopment@commonwealthu.edu.

Financial Aid is available through the SallieMae Smart Option Student Loan program. Visit the SallieMae website and search for Commonwealth University of PA Workforce Development.

Our school ID is 003315-97.

We do not offer payment plans directly through Commonwealth University. However, some of our vendors offer payment plans that you might be able to utilize.

Please contact your local PA CareerLink to inquire about WIOA, TAA or OVR funding availability for workforce development training programs.

Commonwealth University is an approved provider for Act 48 hours. We are currently offering online courses through our training and education partnerships. Pre-approved Act 48 courses can be found under the Ed2Go category of Teacher Professional Development.

In order to receive Act 48 hours for any a non-credit course or to check if your course qualifies for Act 48, please contact workforcedevelopment@commonwealthu.edu before registering.

Payments for Commonwealth University's Workforce Development courses can be made through our Workforce Development Marketplace.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 570-484-3128 or workforcedevelopment@commonwealthu.edu.

Please note: If you are being sponsored by an outside entity (CareerLink, Employer, OVR, etc.), you will not use this form. Please call for next steps.

Steps to make a payment

  • Step 1: Enter the Workforce Development Marketplace
  • Step 2: Under Products click on Training Session
  • Step 3: Enter the Workforce Development Training Program information
    • Training Payment: Ex. $2599
    • Enter the Quantity: Ex. 1
    • Click Add to Cart
  • Step 4: Enter the following pieces of information:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email
    • Program Enrollment
    • Phone Number
    • Click Continue
  • Step 5: Verify the Items in your Cart
    • Click Checkout
  • Step 6: At this step, you can choose to create an account or continue as a guest to make your payment.
    • Login with your Username and Password
    • Or Click Register Now to set up an account
    • Or Checkout as Guest using your email
    • Click Continue
  • Step 7: Choose your Payment Method
    • Enter your Credit Card information
    • Enter your Billing Address
    • Click Continue
  • Step 8: Verify information and Submit payment to complete registration
  • 100% refund up to 3 days prior to start date
  • 50% refund within 3 days of the start date
  • 0% refund after class start date

Locations

Join us online or on-site at one of our Commonwealth University campuses.

Campus Maps & Parking Information

Commonwealth University’s Testing Centers provide national, graduate, professional certification and distance education examinations to students and community members in a professional, secure and accessible environment. We adhere to NCTA’s Professional Standards & Guidelines for college test centers and the CAS Standards in Higher Education.

Partnerships

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective face-to-face and web-based learning programs. Instructors/course mentors are actively involved in your learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Our training/education partnerships and associated training opportunities include:

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Our locations aren't the only thing that makes us special. It’s our commitment to provide students with an environment in which they can find themselves, build on their strengths and hone leadership skills that will carry them for a lifetime.

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CommonwealthU University Employee

Hope Lineman

  • Executive Director Workforce Development
  • Lock Haven
CommonwealthU University Employee

Angelic Hardy

  • Director of Workforce Development (WEDnetPA Partner)
  • Lock Haven
CommonwealthU University Employee

MaryJo Campana

  • Director, Credit for Prior Learning, Workforce Development
  • Lock Haven
CommonwealthU University Employee

Jennifer Williams

  • Program Administrator / Management Technician (WEDnet PA Partner)
  • Bloomsburg