For people seeking a career change, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh offers free telecommunications training

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Max Mosey was looking for a change from his jobs as a freelance graphic designer and part-time pharmacy assistant.

Mr. Mosey, 26, of Bloomfield, wanted a job that “got him up and moving,” he said, but wasn’t sure what options he had with his qualifications. Then he got a flier in the mail for a free course, offering different certifications in fiber optics, broadband and telecommunications at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh.

“I thought it sounded pretty interesting,” he said. “I literally didn't have to pay for anything. It was too good to pass up.”

The Gismondi Job Training Program, funded by the Gismondi Family Foundation, is a 12-week course where adults are taught the ins and outs of telecommunication technologies — such as copper and fiber optics cabling systems, wireless systems, and grounding — to help them secure jobs in the industry.

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