Workforce Growth Center at the RLA

We are extremely proud of our ongoing commitment to enhance the workforce and economic vitality of the region. Our model includes partnerships with business in a variety of industries. We provide space and services, they work to develop their organization by creating services and jobs while stimulating the regional, state, national and even worldwide economies.   Some of our partnerships are listed below for your information.

HG Energy, LLC


HG Energy, LLC is a leading independent producer of natural gas and oil proudly supporting economic growth and development in the Appalachian Basin.  Privately owned and headquartered in Parkersburg, West Virginia, HG Energy owns and operates approximately 1000 oil and gas wells in Ohio and West Virginia.

ProTrades and JCS, LLC


ProTrades and JCS handle multiple trades in the construction industry.  They specialize in Pre-Engineered Construction, Insulated Metal Panel Installation and ACM Installation.

Northeastern Energy Consulting, Inc.


Northeastern Energy Consulting, Inc. is an oilfield services company that specializes in natural gas pipeline construction, movement of drilling rigs and increasing the efficiency and lowering the costs for both conventional and unconventional wells.

West Penn Energy Services

Team Consortium

The tri-state region of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia is experiencing a new wave of economic activity, spurred by the discovery of natural gas-rich Marcellus and Utica shale deposits. Now the third largest producer of natural gas in the world, our region accounts for 27% of the natural gas output in the United States. Local industries and community leaders are preparing to harness the opportunities resulting from Marcellus-Utica deposits.  Development projects such as Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Monaca, PA, are taking shape, and bringing a surge of new investments to the region. By some estimates, businesses could employ 380,000 workers over the next ten years in mid-stream jobs such as transportation and distribution, and in downstream jobs in petrochemical processing and manufacturing.  The Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium was formed to respond to the need for a properly trained workforce for these industries. TEAM brings together partners from industry, higher education, and workforce and economic development to build clear and accessible pathways to energy and manufacturing jobs in the region.  TEAM partners have committed to raising awareness about in-demand jobs, preparing workers with the knowledge and skills to be successful, and connecting people to work-based learning and career opportunities.

Family Guidance

Founded in 1964, Family Guidance seeks to transform the lives of vulnerable Pittsburgh youth (ages 6-17) through a dynamic mentoring program and a summer Promise Camp experience providing children from Pittsburgh’s most challenging neighborhoods with a greater vision for their lives beyond their current challenges.  Family Guidance models the Faith, Hope, and Love of Jesus while seeking to make a transformational impact on these children’s lives.