2017 Events

3rd Annual Facilitating Connections
March 22, 2017 – 4:30 – 6:30 pm
LeMont Restaurant (atop Mount Washington in Pittsburgh)
Superintendents, Principals/Directors, Business and Technology Directors – Free
Business Vendors in the product focus fields – $500 Vendor Fee
For 2017 the product focus will be safety/security, facilities management. technology, furniture and transportation. To register, please call Myra Bernhart at info@tcpinc.org

Polytechnic Career Awareness – Somerset, PA
March 16, 2017 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Somerset High School
Vendor Fees vary, please contact Sara Deyarmin at info@tcpinc.org
Polytechnic Career Awareness – Washington, PA
April 11, 2017 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Canon-McMillan High School
Parents, Students, Community Menbers – Free
Vendor Fees vary, please contact Maria Campieri at info@tcpinc.org
The Challenge Program, Inc. presents a unique opportunity for parents & other community members to learn about the highly-skilled trade occupations available in our area. Traditional blue-collar jobs are now known as “gold-collar” jobs because the positions offer family-sustaining wages and have become highly skilled and technical; these jobs provide innovative, stimulating work environments. Many of these jobs do not require traditional four year post-secondary schooling, but rather, a mix of technical training and education. In fact, students can prepare for them by attending local career and technology centers while they are still in high school and/or while pursuing post-secondary education.

Crystal Owl Gala – Pittsburgh, PA
April 27, 2017 – 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Carnegie Music Hall
Sponsorship and Ticket information contact The Challenge Program, Inc. at crystalowl@tcpinc.org
The Challenge Program, Inc.’s signature fundraising event. Each year supporters and guests celebrate this elegant evening reception and program with good food and drink, while enjoying the excitement of elite raffles and a silent auction filled with amazing gifts.

Crystal Owl 2017
Each year, students in all participating high schools are invited to compete in our Student of the Year contest. In the Carnegie Theater, guests will hear three student finalists express how The Challenge Program, Inc. has had an impact on their education and lives. The Program concludes as we award one student The Challenge Program, Inc. Student of the Year.

Young Professionals Event
Spring 2017
Contemporary professionals gather for a fun and entertaining evening while learning about The Challenge Program, Inc. and the variety of options to volunteer and/or participate with the Program throughout the year.