Learn. Earn. Grow.
Mt. Oliver is proud to share Learn. Earn. Grow. – a new career development path forward and GED access opportunities for our residents 16 years of age or older. We know part of strengthening our community starts with education and we’re excited to give our residents access to the skills they need to Learn. Earn. Grow. Mt. Oliver has partnered with five organizations committed to our residents’ education and career goals. These groups believe in our residents, knowing their education and career growth matter to our community and its economic development. Whether it’s earning your GED and/or learning a new technical or trade skill, your income and potential will grow with this program and the resources it provides.
Learn. Earn. Grow is presented by the borough of Mt. Oliver with the generous support of the Everett Program.
- For those new to the industry: Get your CompTIA A+ and Google Customer Support certifications at no cost in four months.
- For those in the industry: Expand your career from the helpdesk into Cybersecurity or Programming and Web Development.
- Median Tech Support Salary: $52,000
- Chemical Laboratory Technician
- Culinary Arts
- Horticulture Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Coder/Biller
- Pharmacy Technician
The Keystone Job Corps provides a unique opportunity for young Pennsylvania residents looking to develop life changing career opportunities. The Job Corps is a highly structured environment where participants will live for around 8-12 months. For more information on course offerings and how to apply click on the logo above.
- Open to PA residents between the ages of 16-24.
- GED and High School courses available for those who haven’t graduated.
- Career training in trade fields including: electrical, carpentry, bricklaying and many more.
Free GED Resources
Many educational and job training institutions require a GED. Earning your GED has lifelong benefits as people with GED’s earn on average $6,900 dollars more annually that those who do not have a high school diploma. A GED or High School Diploma Equivalent increases lifetime earnings by an average of $350,000. Mt. Oliver is committed to supporting its residents who are looking to earn their GED, check out the resources below, including obtaining your GED for no cost.
Literacy Pittsburgh will help you prepare for the GED exam at no cost all. They also offer a number of career development and personal enrichment courses. For more information about how they can help you earn your GED click here.
The Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania also offers free GED preparation both online and in person. Online courses are available morning and night with in-person courses meeting Monday. Course information and sign-up can be found here by clicking here.