Erie's Public Schools Adult Education Program



    Tech After Hours is acceptinig new apprentices into the Machining and Welding programs. Our apprenticeship program is competency based and takes 3 to 4 years to complete. There is partial reimbursement to the employer.

    Tech After Hours also has the Machining Program where you could be working as a machinist in as little as 90 days and

    your training could be free! 

     Details Here WORD  PDF 

    You may qualify for free/affordable training with job placement assistance! 

    All programs are full time. 

    Site-base training is available two nights a week from 5 pm to 8 pm. Open Sim Lab time is available on other nights, as well as web-based and independent work.

    Receive industry credentials in:

    Construction Trades

    Machine/CNC Technology

    Welding Technology 


    *Must be 18 years of age or older and not enrolled in high school to apply.

    Dislocated workers are encouraged to apply.

    America's ability to build a competitive workforce hinges on educators, industry and business leaders collaborating together.  The changing nature of skills required for existing jobs, the ongoing emergence of new jobs and the rapid pace of technological advances all demand new, more responsive programs, models, curricular strategies and instructional approaches.  Career and Technical education must partner with local businesses to ensure that the necessary conditions foster and sustain innovations that result in a trained workforce.  
    Adult students who participate in effective CTE programs will graduate with industry certifications or licenses that employers can use to make hiring decisions.  These students are positioned to become the areas next machinists, welders, construction  trade workers and certified nursing assistants.   These individuals  are empowered to pursue future schooling and training as their educational and career needs evolve. This program will be an affordable route for individuals seeking career retraining and success.      

Mission Statement

  • Preparing students for college and the workforce through active learning, rigorous academics and extensive community involvement and support.
    Tech After Hours at Erie High School has an open admissions policy for students who wish to enroll. All programs are $2600/semester. 2 semesters required for full completion of the program. Any student who resides within the City of Erie (or region) has equal access to career/technical programs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, or disability.