Keystone College’s Professional Development Institute can help career dreams become realties.

Today’s expanding workforce presents the perfect opportunity for adults of all ages and from all walks of life to pursue the careers they once could only dream about and Keystone College’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) can help those dreams become realties.

Formed in 2019, the institute offers workforce and professional development programs that to provide customized, credentialed, and industry-focused coursework, as well as courses for recreation, leisure, and personal enrichment.

Now more than ever, the PDI serves a key resource for the entire community with readily available and highly relevant courses for both individuals and organizations.

Adults looking for new skills or who want to improve their existing abilities and acquire professional credentials can find the answers they seek at the PDI.

We want the entire the Northeastern Pennsylvania community to know that we are here to serve as an important resource for career training and workforce development,” said Keystone director of corporate relations John Gorel. “For individual and companies alike, our courses find solutions for workforce challenges and skill gaps by providing customized education and training solutions.”

PDI courses run the gamut from technology, including 3-D printing and computer skills, to education credentialing, including courses to obtain credentials for early care and education.

Other courses include social media/analytics, podcasting, game development, starting a business, and are designed to find solutions for workforce challenges and skill gaps by providing customized education and training solutions. hospitality management, among others.

PDI courses are available at the workplace or at Keystone, and can be face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats. Customized credential programs can be designed for employers as well.

The PDI has also expanded certificate programs to provide short term academic credentials for those seeking to enter career pathways without committing to full degree programs. PDI also assists businesses with grant funding resources that help train and retain employees in a variety of customized training programs.

All credentials are stackable to degree programs at Keystone College.

Many certificates are available completely online including customer service, medical billing and coding, human resources, computer skills, web design and more.

For more information on the PDI and all course offerings, visit www.keystone.edu/continuing-education/.

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