Lower Hill Redevelopment Kicks Off Pittsburgh Public Schools Partnership Career Technical Education Program with "Career Exploration Day"
Thursday April 28th, 2022 the Lower Hill Redevelopment Team kicked off a partnership with Pittsburgh Public School's Career Technical Education program at PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District) with a behind-the-scenes look at the arena and career opportunities / pathways as part of the Lower Hill Redevelopment. Student's from schools - Allderdice, Milliones, Westinghouse and Carrick, some of which had never been to the arena, were abuzz as they filed into the Highmark entrance and were greeted by members of the development team before receiving their VIP credentials. Following introductions by Penguin's COO and general counsel, Kevin Acklin, BPG's VP of Development, Bomani M. Howze, BPG's Director of Community, Arts and Culture, Dr. Kimberly Ellis and CTE Executive Director, Angela Mike the student's dispersed for career-path "walk and talks", informational guided tours from executives working in collaboration on the Lower Hill Redevelopment project. Student's from all schools - Carpentry, Engineering, Entertainment Technology, Finance, RHVAC and Business regrouped at the FNB Club landing to hear concluding key speakers Chris Buccini, Co-President of the Buccini/Pollin Group (LHR master developer) and David Morehouse, long time CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins (LHR development project partner).
Stay tuned for more pictures from the event as well as programming updates in this ongoing partnership!
If you are interested in getting involved with the CTE Program, contact the Lower Hill Redevelopment by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org