Intervala, a premier full-service electronics manufacturing services provider, and Westmoreland County Community College (Westmoreland), an accredited public community college headquartered in Youngwood, Pa., have teamed up to create a comprehensive electronics technician training program.

Westmoreland’s Workforce Development team worked with Intervala’s senior engineering staff to develop the program curriculum, which focuses on providing the practical knowledge, circuit theories and hard skills required in professional electronics technicians. Coursework and laboratory training are conducted at Intervala’s manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Intervala contacted Westmoreland with the idea for the training program to support the company’s expanding need for skilled technical staff. Collaborating with Byron Kohut, Ed.D., dean of the School of Technology, Intervala was able to design a program to meet the needs of its current staff and provide a pathway for those who may wish to pursue a degree or additional training.

“Our customers are leading innovators in the defense, medical, industrial, semicap, and other technology-driven industries,” said Teresa Huber, Intervala president and CEO. “The increasing sophistication of their products demands Intervala be committed to continuously upskilling our workforce and capabilities. In this case, that’s meant hands-on involvement in developing the workers we need to serve our customers. The program will help our current technicians take their skills to the next level and maintain the high level of quality and reliability we need on the production floor.”

“Our partners around the region know that we are here to support their training needs,” said Tuesday Stanley, Ed.D., president of Westmoreland County Community College. “Our Workforce Development team works directly with companies to help them develop their staff, increase their skills and, overall, create a highly skilled workforce in the region, often providing recruitment opportunities for students. This partnership with Intervala highlights the investment by Intervala and its team and the forward-thinking approach to advancing the workforce of the region by the community college.”

About Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College was founded in 1970 and has been serving the region for over 50 years. A proud partner with businesses across the region, the college primarily serves Westmoreland, Indiana and Fayette counties.

Westmoreland’s main campus is located in Youngwood, Pa., and also features multiple centers across the area to best serve students. With educational centers in Latrobe, New Kensington, Murrysville, Indiana County and Fayette County, the college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in a wide range of programs and offers numerous non-credit programs to help the local workforce upskill in multiple areas of business.

About Intervala

Intervala tailors intelligent manufacturing solutions to each customer’s unique requirements. We are a full-service manufacturer of complex, high-performance printed circuit board assemblies, cables and electromechanical systems for global customers in the medical, industrial, transportation, semicap and defense industries. Inspired by a customer-focused culture, our team draws on decades of experience to bring a fresh approach to problem-solving by combining turnkey manufacturing capabilities, a full suite of engineering expertise, new product introduction and global supply chain management to deliver smart, innovative solutions. Intervala has manufacturing operations in the Pittsburgh and Boston areas. To learn more, visit