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Community Education Council

The Community Education Councils (CECs) are non-profit organizations that bring higher education opportunities to rural or educationally underserved communities in Pennsylvania. They serve their communities by assessing their education and training needs and partnering with providers to offer educational programs. Programming includes programs, courses or classes leading to professional, vocational or occupational certification or licensure, an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, GED preparation, skill development or skill enhancement for the community workforce and customized job training for community employers. Further, the Community Education Councils serve as a vehicle for employment opportunities, which meet the community's current and future economic development needs.

Requirements and Objectives of CECs

Armstrong Center for Community Learning
104 Armstrong St., Suite A
Ford City, PA 16226
Voice: 724-543-2599

Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron Counties
4 Erie Avenue, Suite 200
St. Marys, PA 15857
Voice: 814-781-3437

Corry Higher Education Council
221 North Center Street
Corry, PA 16407
Voice: 814-664-9405

Keystone Community Education Council
206 Seneca Street, Suite 30
Oil City, PA 16301
Voice: 814-677-4427

Lawrence County Learning Center
101 S. Mercer St., 2nd Floor
New Castle, PA 16101
Voice: 724-651-7795

Potter County Education Council
5 Water St., P.O. Box 5
Coudersport, PA 16915
Voice: 814-274-4877

Schuylkill Community Education Council
1 W. Centre St., PO Box 355
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
Voice: 570-773-1270

Warren/Forest Higher Education Council
589 Hospital Drive STE F
Warren, PA 16365
Voice: 814-723-3222

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance
107 8th St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
Voice: 570-390-7613

* Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny
P.O. Box 5
Coudersport, PA16915
Voice: 814-757-5731

* Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA) is not a CEC, however it is funded through the state budget’s CEC line item.