Upcoming Orientations

The Gismondi Job Training Program is now accepting applications for people eager for bigger and brighter.

In-Person Orientation

  • April 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • April 10 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Zoom Orientation

  • April 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Register Today
Email jobtraining@ccpgh.org
Call 412-456-6989.

Class space will be limited to 10 participants.
Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants. 

What we offer:

  • Hands-on telecommunications training in just 8-to-10 weeks
  • Connections to businesses that are looking for the skills we’ll teach you

What you’ll earn immediately

  • Five professional certifications sought after by the telecommunications industry
  • A starting wage of $20/hour

What you can expect in the future

  • Continued growth and higher income
  • An end of living paycheck to paycheck

Gismondi Job Training Program

Telecommunications is one of the fastest-growing industries with thousands of jobs that go unfilled in southwestern Pennsylvania. Starting wages begin at $20/hour with the likelihood of increases and job promotions. 
In 8-to-10 weeks through the Gismondi Job Training Program by Catholic Charities, we will teach and certify qualified learners the skills to be successful in the following areas:


Telecommunications involves building communication networks, installing the systems that 20th-Century communications run on, and maintaining or updating that infrastructure.  

Jobs include:

  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Low Voltage Electrician's Assistant
  • Security & Fire Alarm Installer

Fiber Optics and Broadband

Fiber Optics and Broadband is a field that builds and maintains the cabling that provides internet and telephone systems.  

Jobs include:

  • Fiber Optics Cable Installer
  • Fiber Optics Splicing
  • Fiber Optics Production Technician
  • Fiber Optics Network Operator

Green Technology 

Green Technology is a field that focuses on maintaining the different ways we limit the impact on the environment.  This field focuses on reducing our carbon footprint and developing and implementing sustainable plans for the future.

Jobs include: 

  • Recycling Technician
  • Green Building Technician
  • Conservation Technician
  • Energy Auditor

Our part

We will

  • Teach you the basics of Telecommunications Technologies and how they connect us with the world
  • Provide expert, hand-on experiences to prepare you for your job
  • Make certain you’ll be work-ready after the training
  • Offer the opportunity to obtain 5 in-demand certifications to highlight your new real-world skills 
  • Help you find employment and provide additional job skills like resume building or interview practice – even after you graduate

Your part

We’ll bring our best and expect our students to the same. What does that mean?

We’ll bring our best and expect our students to do the same. What does that mean?

  • Be on time and ready to learn at the program’s official start time. 
  • Dress for the workplace.
    • Wear clean clothes without inappropriate logos or content, including references to alcohol, drugs or sexual content. 
    • Attire should not inhibit your ability to move, bend, or lift objects.
  • Attend every class. 
  • Keep up with learning the skills in the training.