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Professional Development

At Penn State New Kensington, we're committed to providing professional and personal development courses and seminars to meet your specific needs. We bring the resources of a world-renowned teaching and research University to you. Whether your need is providing supervisory training for managers, computer courses, or assistance with a very technical problem, we can assist you.


Working Together To Help You Succeed Is Our Goal

With more than a century of experience in outreach and service to the commonwealth, Penn State has a long history of working with business and industry. We understand your organization is unique and that its training and development requirements are different from any other. Our dedicated faculty and staff will work with you to assess your immediate and long-term needs, then custom design and implement training solutions to satisfy them.

We collaborate with faculty who have real-world experience and who provide you with the expertise you need in the workplace.  These faculty members are from many disciplines and provide management education essential for today’s workforce.  As a partner with Penn State, you are personally connected to a global network of respected educators, researchers, faculty, and staff. We strive every day to meet the needs of our community.


We’ll Make Your Business Challenges Our Own

At Penn State, we will take a strategic view of your business and work hard to develop a relationship with you. We want you to trust that we’ll be there when you need us. We believe that only a partnership based on mutual respect will allow us to create the educational opportunities your people need to stay competitive in the global marketplace. Our mission is to understand your mission, and to develop your human resources to achieve your goals and objectives.

Today’s organizations cannot afford to ignore the need for continuous improvement of their people. While meaningful growth and change must be nurtured, human resources are the critical component to success.


 Professional development topics


This is a partial list of professional development programs conducted by Penn State faculty.

  • Blue Print Reading
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering Technology
  • Executive Programming
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Inventor
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Microcomputer Training
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Solidworks
  • Team Building
  • Technical Writing
  • Training Assessment


You Tell Us What You Need

We have provided a partial listing of programs that we can provide, but it would be better for you to tell us what you need. Then we can explore the vast resources of the University to tailor the program to meet your needs.