Catalyst Connection has gathered information to assist manufacturers in finding workforce training and funding opportunities, information on new technologies, and regional information on what makes southwestern PA a robust location for manufacturing. Click on the headings below to learn more.
In this section you will find complete information on workforce assistance programs for both incumbant and new employees including lists of technical schools. The information is sorted by county, making it easy to find those resources closest to your facility.
There are a number of grants and tax credits available to manufacturers to help manufacturers provide both new and incumbent worker training, which is essential in this fast-changing environment.
Additive Manufacturing is at a tipping point and ready to go mainstream in an industry that is already formidable. It is revolutionizing the way we think about design and manufacturing. Components that would have been impossible just a few years ago can now be made to high standards using a wide range of polymer, metal or ceramic powders.
This tool was designed for manufacturers looking to expand in southwestern PA, or examining Southwestern PA as a possible site for a manufacturing facility. Information includes education and research facilities, manufacturing data, infrastructure information and more.