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Triangle Tech Announces Plans to Close All Schools

Company intends to honor all educational commitments to current students

PITTSBURGH (June 5, 2024) – Triangle Tech, an award-winning industry-focused technical school with six locations throughout Pennsylvania, has announced its decision to close after 80 years of teaching students and assisting them with job placement and career development. 

The school has committed to delivering high quality education, student services and fulfilling its obligation to all current students meaning that all remaining students will graduate with Associate in Specialized Technology degrees in their chosen fields
through June 2025. 

“For eight decades, a Triangle Tech diploma has been a source of pride and a pathway to good jobs for our students,” said Timothy McMahon, president emeritus. “Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic, changes in the industry landscape and strenuous
government regulations have changed the economies of many post-secondary schools. As a result of these factors, as well as declining enrollments, we have made the very difficult, but necessary, decision to close.”

Employees and students were informed of the school’s decision June 5. About 20 positions of the school’s remaining 110 staff members will be immediately impacted, and Triangle Tech is working to support those affected by the changes.

The Worksmith Institute, a local educational non-profit organization affiliated with Triangle Tech, has awarded each student a $1,500 tuition scholarship to assist them in completing their degrees upon returning to school at the end of June.

A total of 261 students are currently enrolled in the school as continuing students. Triangle Tech intends to fully honor its commitment to provide education and services to these students, said McMahon, adding that the scholarships represent a commitment to
completing the school’s mission of providing students with the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

“We are in communication with our stakeholders, including the accrediting commission and the relevant federal and state authorities, with whom we are sharing our plans for a smooth and successful closeout with our goal to see that all students complete their
education. We remain optimistic that we can successfully deliver for our current students,” McMahon concluded.

Triangle Tech offers Associate Degree programs with hands-on training in small classes, taught by experienced instructors. Triangle Tech is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Triangle Tech also operates locations in Greensburg, DuBois, Sunbury, Bethlehem and Chambersburg.