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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1968
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15233
    • Phone:
    • +14122147652
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History Of Bidwell Training Center

Bidwell Training Center was established in 1968 to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to local residents. Originally located on Bidwell Street in the Manchester neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s North Side, the primary focus of training was in construction trades including rough carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, and electrical wiring. Bidwell Training Center became licensed in 1969 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and continued developing a variety of trades programs.

Academic Highlights

Bidwell Training Center offer Chemical Laboratory Technician, Culinary Arts, Horticulture Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Coder/Biller, and Pharmacy Technician

Life in Bidwell Training Center

“We change lives” is more than just a saying, it’s a vocation for our students and staff. Our majors give you the tools you need to build a better future; they are designed to fill employer needs through strong partnerships with leading regional corporations, agencies and organizations. Many of BTC’s courses of study feature externships, gaining you practical on-the-job experience plus valuable professional contacts and references. Our teachers take the extra steps needed to ensure you have what you need to succeed.

School Ranking 



Ready to start the path to a fulfilling career? Bidwell Training Center is ready to help you reach your full potential. The Bidwell Admissions team will personally work with each student, guiding you throughout the process. 

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Acceptance Rate

69.2% - 2019

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