Community & Workforce Programs

Course Descriptions



Please click on the links below to see a detailed description of Plastics Training Academy courses offered at Penn State Behrend.

Plastics Training Lab

Opened in August 2006 in the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, Penn State Behrend's plastics manufacturing laboratory is often hailed as the most advanced and well-equipped of its kind in the country. Nearly all major product manufacturing methods are represented in the lab, which was designed to provide practical, hands-on experience.

Continuing Education Programs

Medical SpanishWhen you are looking for a new career or trying to upgrade your current skills, it is critical that you remain up-to-date on the latest trends and skills needed to succeed in your field.

Professional Continuing Education classes and programs are available for:

Contact Community and Workforce Programs

Office of Community and Workforce Programs at Penn State Behrend

Phone: 814-898-6103
Fax: 814-898-6053


PTA Email:

Please note our new office location:

Jordan Road Office Building

4823 Jordan Road

Erie, PA 16563-1801



Customized Training

Each business' needs and challenges are unique, which is why we develop customized training programs for our clients. We will work closely with your organization to assess your needs, then design and deliver programs how, when, and where you need them. Programs can be offered in a variety of ways: on-site or on campus, as single workshops or periodic training sessions, days or  evenings, even weekends.

The benefits of on-site training with Penn State Behrend include:

Plastics Training Academy

Short-term plastics training. Long-term results.