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PTI Celebrates Top Workplace Honor

Hundreds of PTI faculty and staff congregated Thursday to celebrate the college being named to a top place to work in Pittsburgh. The award, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, honors the best of the best in the city. PTI was not only named a top workplace but was the only college to be so honored.
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Uniforms, Campaign Hats, Badges and PTI Students

At 1030 hours, uniformed officers from all branches of law enforcement and emergency personnel swarmed PTI’s North Fayette Campus and established command on the perimeter of the parking lot in front of the Energy Technology Center Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This was not a drill.
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What is it Like to Be Homeless?

A group of PTI students spent a number of hours this week on the streets of Pittsburgh learning about the homeless first hand. The event is part of the Homeless Challenge Project involving thousands of college students across the nation sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless. Its objective is to develop personal awareness about the realities of homelessness. 
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Eyes on PTI

The Eyes of Freedom Veterans Memorial arrived on campus Tuesday morning. This travelling exhibit honors the men of Lima Company, one of the hardest hit units in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The memorial honors all military members who have served their country. 
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Trooper Helicopter Buzzes PTI

PTI was visited by members of the Pennsylvania State Trooper helicopter team Tuesday. The demonstration was a test landing in preparation for Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Career Day to be held on campus September 24.
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PTI Students Assist at Irish Fest

PTI students played a major role in the operations of the 24th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival held September 5,6, and 7th. Over 100 students participated in on the job training in a number of important roles during the festival held at the Riverplex.
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County Executive Tours Campus

Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive of Allegheny County, toured the PTI campus Wednesday. President Greg DeFeo gave Mr. Fitzgerald the complete campus tour.
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PTI Meets ALS Challenge

PTI students, faculty and staff met the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Head On this week as over 200 participated in the chilling event to raise money for ALS research. The event was organized by Mark Bellemare, PTI team leader. It began with a challenge by Bellemare on Monday to three PTI executives to follow his lead, contribute to ALS and douse themselves with ice water. The moment was captured on video and went viral.
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Healthy Week at PTI

It was a very healthy week at PTI as the Human Resources Department sponsored Health and Wellness Week that included seminars in Stress Management, Becoming Fruit & Veggie Savvy, a Health Screening Test, and a Wellness Profile with the Highmark Direct Truck on campus. 
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Add This to Your Bucket List

This afternoon, dressed in his suit pants, dress shirt and tie, Mark Bellemare issued his coworkers and all PTI students the ALS Ice Bucket challenge when he dumped a trash can of icy cold water on himself. Watch the video!
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