The Energy Trade Programs


  ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) has recognized Douglas Education Center (DEC) as a School of Excellence. The ACCSC School of Excellence Award is intended to recognize ACCSC-accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation, as well...

Meet Tarelle Irwin – Douglas Education Graduate

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Tarelle Irwin Douglas Education Center - Commercial Driver’s License Program Graduate ’’I just am really thankful for the opportunity that I was given to come to Douglas and go through the Commercial Driver’s License Program (“CDL”) because it was just amazing. I think it...

State Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino Visits DEC

On Tuesday, July 22, State Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino visited Douglas Education Center. Her visit focused on what DEC offers to our students while in school, as well as after. “Really what I am interested in how are career and technical schools...

DEC’s Very Own Hip Hop Star

The spotlight is shining down on DEC student Blane Zentek who has been nominated for the Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards in the category of best live performance! "It's pretty cool to be recognized and nominated as one of the City's best underground talent," said Zentek....

DEC Announces NEW Commercial Driver’s License Program

In response to recent projections of a national truck driver shortage, Douglas Education Center (DEC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Commercial Driver’s License Program (CDL) that will address this growing demand. DEC’s CDL Program is a seven-week certificate program designed to...

NGE Student wins 2nd Place in Photo Contest

Hues of pinks, oranges, and purples danced across the sky as dusk settled over the Monessen landscape and John "Bubba" Palmer decided to snap a photo of the horizon. Seeing flyers posted around DEC for the 3rd Annual Raise Your Voice Music and Arts Festival...

Natural Gas Student is Recipient of GRC Scholarship

Congratulations to Natural Gas student Zachary Bowers! He is the recipient of the 2014 Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRC) Scholarship! Zach is from Smithfield, PA. "When they told me I was the recipient of the GRC Scholarship I was so happy! It helps me so much, and...

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