LIGHT facilities

Learning Institute for Growth of High Technology (L.I.G.H.T.)

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The Learning Institute for the Growth of High Technology (L.I.G.H.T.) is a 17,000 square foot manufacturing training center located on the main campus of Penn United Technologies in Western Pennsylvania. L.I.G.H.T.’s main mission is to assess, design, and develop manufacturing training programs to meet the needs of our customers, employees, and community. 

The institute has classrooms and labs equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery and equipment to provide customized manufacturing training for both external and internal students.

Meet our instructors.

Educating Our Community

The following brochures pertain to courses offered at the Penn United LIGHT Center to promote manufacturing skills in our community.

Download LIGHT's trifold brochure
Download BMS trifold brochure
Download SATS trifold brochure
Download CPT's trifold brochure


Customer Advanced Manufacturing Training

L.I.G.H.T. offers manufacturing training to other businesses and industries through a roster of numerous hands-on manufacturing and metalworking courses using modern manufacturing equipment.  In cases where the standard program or course is not specifically what you want, we can customize your training. 

Our L.I.G.H.T. center offers you training through a list of hands-on standard and custom courses. These programs offer you the knowledge and skills to achieve optimal results in precision metal manufacturing.  We can train at our L.I.G.H.T. facility or we can bring the training to your location. 

Advanced Manufacturing Courses

Apprenticeship Programs

Penn United Technologies and L.I.G.H.T. are dedicated to providing world-class manufacturing training for our employees and others looking to complete these programs.  We recognize that to produce world-class products, we must continue to focus on training and development. 

From state approved journeyman programs to advanced manufacturing courses, learning is an important core value of our company. 

Bureau of Apprenticeship Approved Programs (BAT)

  • Toolmaker - 5 years
  • Precision Machinist - 4 years
  • Press Technician - 3 years
  • Quality Assurance Technician - 3 years
  • Plating Technician - 3 years
  • Machine Operator - 1 year

Internal Apprenticeship Programs

  • Carbide Finish Grinder - 4 years
  • Carbide Preformer - 3 years

“The Light Center, at Penn United Technologies, has truly been instrumental in our success as a tool shop at Westinghouse. Their instruction to Tool Makers on tools, tips, techniques and the like have measurably improved our shop productivity. Thank You!”

 —Wendell Joyner, Westinghouse Electric Company

Affordable Pricing

Pricing customized to meet your training budget needs

Contact us today for more information or to request a quote.