The Gismondi Foundation

This program  is made possible due to the generosity of John and Lisa Gismondi and The Gismondi Foundation.

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Gismondi Job Training Program

Launched with a legacy gift from The Gismondi Foundation, the Gismondi Job Training Program provides broadband telecommunications training for adults seeking employment in jobs that install, test, and troubleshoot infrastructure for telephone, television, or internet systems.

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.

We offer qualified learners the skills to be successful in the following areas


Telecommunications involves building communication networks, installing the systems that 21st 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

Additional Benefits

What we offer

  • Hands-on telecommunications training in just three months
  • Connections to businesses that are looking for your new skills
  • Learn the basics of Telecommunications Technologies and how they connect us with the world
  • Expert, hands-on experiences to prepare you for your job
  • Work-ready after the training
  • Find employment and provide additional job skills like resume building or interview practice – even after you graduate

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

Sign up Today



Call 412-456-6989.

Virtual Orientation

First Friday of each month at 12:00 PM on Zoom

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