Skilled Trade Programs in Erie, PA



Length: 12-15 months

Skilled Trade Programs

Interested in a career as a tradesperson? Then picking the right technical training program should be a top priority. Whether you want to be an HVAC/R technician, welder, or electrician, Erie Institute of Technology has a program designed to get you the training you need to perform your job confidently. We’ll even help you find work right after graduation. Check out our programs to discover which one is best for you.

Our Programs

Electrician Program

Learn the practices and applications of residential, commercial, and industrial electricity. Graduates of the Electrician Program will be qualified for rewarding careers as an electrician, electricians’ helpers, electrical technicians, and more. This 15-month program puts you on the right track to success—learn more about it.

HVAC/R Technology Program

Just about every building has a ventilation system that includes heating, AC, and refrigeration equipment. In the one-year HVAC/R Technology Program, you’ll learn various aspects of the job, including how to install, repair, and replace HVAC systems and their components. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to put your newly developed skills to work.

Welding Program

Learn standard welding techniques and applications at the foundational, intermediate, and advanced levels. The one-year Welding Program at EIT provides you with skills ranging from blueprint reading to welding various materials. With 26 welding booths to train in, you’ll have the practical experience that employers want.

Skilled Trade Careers Are in High Demand

Knowing you’ll have opportunities immediately is one of the most critical aspects of picking a career. You shouldn’t have trouble finding work as a welder, HVAC/R technician, or electrician. That’s because skilled trade workers are in constant demand. Specialized workers are needed to maintain, repair, and install various systems and structures people use daily. And those with the right training and education will stand out even more.

Skilled Trade Program Benefits

  • Hands-on Experience
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Training You Can Use Immediately

Technical School in Erie, PA

Choosing the right vocational training program is important to your success in the field. At Erie Institute of Technology, our expert instructors are dedicated to providing you with practical training and in-class instruction that translates into more opportunities.

Take your first step towards your future career—Learn more about EIT’s Skilled Trade Programs.

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Try a Trade

Try a Trade is a new initiative at EIT where the public can schedule a time to come to the school and under no obligation, complete a small introductory project in the program of their choice.

If you've ever considered beginning a career in any of the fields we offer, schedule a date to come in and Try a Trade!


Anthony Agnello

Anthony Agnello

J.J. Agnello Heating and Cooling

We look for a school such as EIT to train the skilled service technicians we need.

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