A WQED Community Initiative
Now entering its fourth year, WQED's Future Jobs initiative continues to make a significant impact on people throughout the Pittsburgh region. The workforce development project is designed to raise awareness on trending careers - getting that information to students at the earliest possible age.
Documentaries and Specials
Future Jobs: Growing Our Region's Workforce
Explore Pittsburgh’s changing workforce needs. Targeting an audience of educators, parents, and students as young as middle school, the program showcases trending and in-demand careers while explaining how young people can prepare early to achieve workforce success.
Opportunities in Healthcare
The Healthcare industry has had to adapt, overcome, and evolve over the past few years. Still, it continues to dominate the workforce in many ways. In this Future Jobs Panel discussion, we hear from a wide variety of healthcare professionals. From registered nurses to recruiting specialists, the healthcare industry manages to have something for everyone to try.
Opportunities in Manufacturing
Are you interested in a career that will provide opportunities for growth and advancement? Consider a job in manufacturing! The field is hot and the need for people is strong. We’ve invited three manufacturing professionals to talk about the possibilities in this exciting field.
Building the Future
Considering career choices, or looking to get reskilled in the new economy? Join Lynne Hayes-Freeland for this panel discussion. Hear directly from union leaders and construction industry professionals on opportunities in the building trades. Learn what it takes to find rewarding employment in the construction industry.
Banking & Finance
This is an important and thriving field with a variety of job opportunities. Careers in this sector can be extremely rewarding and satisfying, and can provide you with the foundation for a broad range of future opportunities across banking, consulting, funds management, insurance, and beyond.
The coronavirus pandemic is among many reasons that many people are looking to "reskill" or "upskill" as they prepare for different careers. As part of our Future Jobs Initiative, we are highlighting some of the terrific options that are available in our region.