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NuPaths, an IT workforce development training provider, co-founded by Harrisburg University to prepare students for well-paying and in-demand entry level technology jobs in six months, was recently awarded state funding from Gov. Tom Wolf to develop additional pre-apprenticeship training programs. The funding will also support training 80 PA residents for high-demand, well-paying technology jobs.

NuPaths received $650,000 to design and develop four distance-learning pre-apprenticeship training programs: digital marketing assistant, associate website developer, software testing analyst and project analyst.

“We are grateful to Governor Wolf for this support,” says Andy Petroski, president of NuPaths. “This funding will allow us to train 30 pre-apprentices from Northeast High School as technical support specialists and 50 youth or adult pre-apprentices across Pennsylvania as IT security analysts, network technicians, digital marketing assistants, and associate website developers.”

Launched in 2018, NuPaths is a college alternative for recent high school graduates, veterans and those in career-transition.  Students learn the IT skills and receive the industry-recognized certifications needed to enter today’s IT Job market. NuPaths also works with high school seniors through programs embedded into the school day and available after school.

The grant, offered through the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO), is part of Governor Wolf’s PA Statewide Movement for Accountability, Readiness and Training (PAsmart) framework, which is designed to better align education, workforce and economic development initiatives and funding.

The Wolf Administration established the ATO in 2016 to support and expand registered apprenticeship programs statewide. The office provides outreach, education and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices. The ATO aims to expand the apprenticeship model to non-traditional occupations and ensure apprenticeship opportunities are available to under-represented communities across the commonwealth.

The ATO currently supports more than 17,000 active apprentices, nearly 5,000 new apprentices and more than 1,500 active apprenticeship programs around the commonwealth.

NuPaths has educated over 400 students, who have earned over 725 certifications and over 1,600 college credits.  NuPaths is a training partner with 12 workforce development boards in PA and has worked with high school students from 25 PA school districts.  Gov. Wolf’s support will help expand its programs that provide job-specific skill sets for IT security operations, technical support, software testing, and digital marketing positions.

To apply for an upcoming program, or for more information, visit the NuPaths website at, email or call (717) 901-5100 X1682.


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