Workforce & Personal Development at NCC

Training and upskilling opportunities

BETHLEHEM, PA – Northampton Community College (NCC) is offering several opportunities for learning new skills or enhancing existing ones starting this February at its Southside Bethlehem location.

The first is an Industrial Maintenance Training Program that is funded by a grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and is FREE of charge for qualified candidates. This accelerated, 10-week training program provides participants with the skills needed to fill high-demand positions for Lehigh Valley and Pocono businesses and embark on a new career with an average starting salary of $25/hour. Participants will gain foundational skills in industrial maintenance including OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training, electrical and mechanical maintenance concepts, an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), sensors and more.

The program is ideal for individuals with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and veterans and displaced workers are encouraged to participate. To learn more, sign up for a free in-person information session on Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 p.m., or Thursday, March 2, 11:00 a.m., at The program will start on April 3 and run Mondays – Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Most of the training will occur in the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem. For questions, call 610-332-6317 or email

Additionally, NCC’s Center for Business and Industry (CBI) is offering a variety of workshops to help participants excel professionally. Included is a new workshop, “Creating a High Impact PowerPoint Presentation,” February 15 and 16, which will show participants how to properly use PowerPoint software to enhance presentations. Other technology and leadership development workshops are also available and many offer continuing education credits (CEUs). To see a full list of workshops and to register, visit For questions, please email

For those seeking personal enrichment opportunities, NCC’s Fab Lab is equipped with a woodshop, electronics lab, audio booth, metal working lab, 3D printing and a guitar-building program. Classes in February include welding, relief carving, Arduino programming, and Bento Box ukulele and Parlor Guitar building! The NCC Fab Lab is located in the Fowler Family Southside Center. To view a picture of the class projects, get more information and register, visit All classes are listed in chronological order. For questions, email or call 610-332-8665.

About Northampton Community College

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states. For more information, or to apply, please visit Follow NCC on Twitter @NCCPresDaveRuth and on Instagram @NorthamptonCommCollege. Like NCC on Facebook at Northampton Community College.