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SURGE is a Workforce Development program aimed at developing the skillsets of youth in the Braddock, East Pittsburgh, and North Braddock regions. Based on a survey conducted by GVCS in the Summer of 2019 to identify business needs in the local community of Braddock, PA., relevant skills for the 21st-century workforce are taught to students during the summer by partnering with local business needs. Courses taught in the past have included Design Thinking for Business, Introduction to Data Science & Data Analytics, and Marketing Tools for Business.

In the summer of 2021, GVCS formalized a partnership with Paradigm Global Innovations (PGI) to expand skills development opportunities by offering an educational summer program for youth ages 14-21. As PGI's learning partner, GVCS hosted students all summer learning the following skills while working on PGI projects:


Data Analytics

Fashion Technology

Game development and E-Sports

Immersive Technologies

Video Editing

This summer, our program will run from June 24th- August 2th 2022. 

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