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New training session will educate teachers about tech jobs

By Luke Torrance – Digital Producer, Pittsburgh Business Times A new academy to talk with teachers about manufacturing jobs is coming to Westmoreland County. According to a press release, Catalyst Connection, an economic development organization helping small manufacturers, is launching the “Industry 4.0 Teacher Academy.” Fifteen teachers from eight school districts, including Avonworth, Beaver Area and […]

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Industry 4.0 Teacher Academy Launches in Westmoreland County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom ReedEmail:  treed@catalystconnection.orgPhone: 412.889.4224 MT PLEASANT, PA, August 12, 2019 — Catalyst Connection is launching an academy for fifteen local teachers to engage in a conversation about emerging technologies in manufacturing over the course of four days (August 12-15).  Industry 4.0 (sometimes called the 4th Industrial Revolution) is rapidly transforming every […]

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Aliquippa summer camp opens new world to students

By Marsha Keefer, The Times Learning about career opportunities in the manufacturing industry is the purpose of the pilot Titans of Pittsburgh Summer Program developed by Catalyst Connection and Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ. MOON TWP. — Students, most of them from Aliquippa, gathered Wednesday at a robotic work cell in an engineering lab at Robert Morris […]

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Announcing 2019 TransTech Energy Conference Co-sponsors

TransTech Energy (TTE) is pleased to announce the Co-sponsors who have currently signed on to support the 2019 TTE Business Development Conference & Pitch Competition. TTE values their contributions and thanks each Co-sponsor for their interest in continuing to make the TTE Conference a great success!  ·        U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory  […]

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Creating a Lean Culture: 5 Ways to Make Lean a Way of Life

Implementing Lean practices can oftentimes produce positive results in the short-term, but many companies lack the sustained commitment for a successful full adoption of Lean. For longterm change to take root, a company needs to develop a Lean culture. With Lean as a way of life, a company can reap the benefits of employee retention, […]

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Titans of Pittsburgh Summer Program Partners with The Family Life Center, Aliquippa, PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Tom ReedEmail: treed@catalystconnection.orgPhone: 412.889.4224 Aliquippa, PA, August 5, 2019 — Catalyst Connection and Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ have partnered with The Family Life Center, a 501c3 Organization based in the heart of the Plan 11 Community of Aliquippa, PA, a former steel mill manufacturing epicenter. This collaboration will provide an immersive summer camp […]

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Announcing GBA’s 2019 Emerald Evening Awardees

By Natalie Stewart, Green Building Alliance GBA is honored to present the 5 awardees for the 2019 Emerald Evening Gala, in addition to inaugurating Pittsburgh’s UN Center of Excellence on High Performance Building. After an extensive and exhaustive selection process, GBA is honoring 5 people and projects that have transformed communities across the region, demonstrating boldness of […]

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“Introduction to I-Corps” workshop has been added to TransTech Conference

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has just sponsored the TransTech Energy Business Development Program to host an introduction to the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) workshop. The introduction will be a half day session devoted to explaining what I-Corps is all about and the benefits of receiving the training. The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the […]

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