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Bidwell Training Center’s 2014 Jesse W. Fife Jr. Fabric of Our Community Award given to Mary Ann Eisenreich and Pennsylvania Women Work on March 12, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Eisenreich, PA Women Work celebrated for helping BTC students to achieve goals, become contributors to the economy of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Bidwell Training Center (BTC), an affiliate of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, will be honoring the 2014 Jesse W. Fife Jr. Fabric of Our Community award recipients, Ms. Mary Ann Eisenreich and Pennsylvania Women Work, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1815 Metropolitan Street on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Every year, BTC selects awardees who embody the mission and vision of changing the lives of adults-in-transition in Southwestern Pennsylvania and demonstrate a significant and consistent contribution to the career training sector. This year’s honorees are bound together like panels on a quilt. Ms. Eisenreich is being honored for her pioneering efforts with Pennsylvania Women Work and now as regional director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Southwest office. The organization she founded, Pennsylvania Women Work, exemplifies the values and mission of Bidwell Training Center by providing much needed support services and resources that effectively enable our students to complete training and become gainfully employed.

“No one achieves success all by themselves. Thank you, PA Women Work, for instilling a snippet of courage in me, for pointing out my many possibilities, and for nudging me down the path labeled ‘moving forward,’” says Deb Difatta (Medical Coder, graduated May 2012). PA Women Work referred Difatta, like many current students and alum, to Bidwell Training Center.

Presenting the 2014 Jesse W. Fife Jr. Fabric of Our Community award will be President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation Bill Strickland.

Other Fabric of Our Community honorees have included the Reverend Doctor James J. Robinson, Founder of Bidwell Cultural and Training Center; Jack Forsythe, new business opportunity analyst, Individual Marketing CAS, Bayer MaterialScience LLC; Mary Curet Duranti, director, Disabilities Resource Center at UPMC; Scott Lammie, Chief Financial Officer, UPMC Health Plan and senior vice president, UPMC Insurance Services Division; and the John and Cathy Pelusi Family Fund. The award is named for the late Mr. Jesse W. Fife Jr., who received the award posthumously in 2011. During his long tenure as Manchester Bidwell Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fife strengthened the fabric of Pittsburgh’s community by helping to create and nurture Bidwell Training Center, an adult career training center that has changed the lives of Southwestern Pennsylvanians over the past four decades.

This year, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this event and BTC’s commencement ceremony on Saturday April 5, 2014 at Rodef Shalom Congregation at 6:30 p.m. This year, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will keynote the event.

Premier Sponsors – UPMC Health Plan

Presenting Sponsor – Henry & Elsie Hillman, Highmark, PNC

Partnering Sponsors – Scott & Susan Lammie, First Niagara, P.J. Dick & Trumbull, University of Pittsburgh

Corporate Sponsor – Bill & Nancy Rackoff, Buchanan Ingersoll  & Rooney PC, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Community College of Allegheny County, Huntington Bank, United Way of Allegheny County

Friend – Berner International Corporation, Robert Morris University

For more information about Bidwell Training Center: bidwell-training.org


About Bidwell Training Center

For over 40 years, Bidwell Training Center has attracted national recognition for its innovative and career-oriented training. We partner with leading corporations to design high-caliber, market-relevant career training majors leading to entry-level employment. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), named a 2012 ACCSC School of Excellence, and at no cost to our constituents, our programming is geared toward equipping students with the necessary skills for employment in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Current majors include Chemical Laboratory Technician, Culinary Arts, Electronic Record Medical Assistant, Horticulture Technology, Medical Claims Processing, and Medical Coding.


About Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its affiliates

At Manchester Bidwell Corporation, we have a simple philosophy – environment shapes people’s lives. By constructing an atmosphere of art, light, music and supportive staff, we enable our students to become productive society members. We do this through two programs: Bidwell Training Center provides accredited and state licensed adult career training while Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s Youth & Arts program serves public school students by offering courses in our ceramics, design, digital and photography studios. We are so confident in our vision that we founded the National Center for Arts & Technology to create similar educational environments across the nation … and the world!

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