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Services for Companies

Services for Companies

The Office of Community Outreach and Business Development at Penn State Schuylkill offers many services to area companies to help them develop their workforce and competitive advantage.

Credit Programs at the Workplace

Our team can partner with your company to design college credit programs offered at the business to meet the organizational development needs of your workforce. Penn State faculty work directly with company management staff on course development and determine what materials are needed. Classes can be conducted on-site at times convenient to the organization or at Penn State Schuylkill. Instructional styles are geared to the needs of the working adult student. An on-going evaluation process supports a quality experience for participants and the organization.

Customized Training

Penn State has a long history of working with business and industry. Our dedicated faculty and staff will partner with your company to assess your immediate and long-term needs, then custom design and implement training solutions to satisfy them. Our mission is to understand your needs, and to develop your employees to achieve your goals and objectives.

We will take a strategic view of your business and work hard to develop a relationship with you and create the educational opportunities your people need to stay competitive in the global market place.

Programs are customized to meet your specific needs and can be delivered on-site at times convenient for your work force or at Penn State Schuylkill.

Our systematic process includes:

  • Listening to your organization's goals and plans
  • Identifying performance gaps and assessing needs
  • Working collaboratively to develop action and learning objectives
  • Providing support and follow-up
  • Evaluating results
  • As appropriate, designing and delivering customized education and training interventions

Computer Training

Penn State Schuylkill is recognized locally for high quality computer applications training. From introductory courses to high level applications training to web based instruction, Penn State provides "hands-on" computer training for each individual on-site at company locations or in our state-of-the-art computer lab. If your organization has a number of employees with similar computer training needs, a packaged or customized training program can be developed. One-on-one computer training is also available.

Management Training 

Penn State Schuylkill provides clients with customized training to enhance individual, group and organizational effectiveness. Programs include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Human Resource and Basic Management Skills
  • Process and Quality Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service
  • Team Building and Facilitation Services
  • Assessments and Customized Services

Faculty providing these training programs and services are professionals with a unique blend of frontline business experience, solid academic credentials, and proven teaching/training skills. Programs are customized to meet your specific needs and delivered on-site at times convenient for your workforce.

Workplace Environment and Safety Programs

Penn State's Workplace Environment and Safety Programs provide environmental compliance training, OSHA compliance and workplace safety training, safety hazard assessments, and ergonomic evaluations for organizations and industries of all types and sizes. Our programs are designed to educate your managers, supervisors, and employees on a wide range of environmental, health, and safety issues of concern to all employers. Each course is taught by a qualified instructor and offers participants the knowledge, skills, and advice they need to create workplaces free of occupational safety and health hazards.

Funding Opportunities

A variety of sources exist to provide financial underwriting for training activities that enhance the skills of individuals employed in organizations located in Pennsylvania.

Penn State Schuylkill's Community Outreach and Business Development staff work with employers to facilitate the administration of this funding  between your organization and the funding provider. Funding may also be available for basic and entry level skills for new employees, and for employees that require more advanced skill upgrades.