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Centrally located in Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a nationally recognized, residential, two-year, accredited technical college that prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce. Founded in 1905 with 15 students, Thaddeus Stevens College has grown to over 1,400 students and 24 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. Learn more about our community.

Why Consider Working at Thaddeus Stevens College?

Driven by Mission. Focused on Impact.

At Thaddeus Stevens College, we’re driven by the mission put in place by the legacy of our founder, the statesman and philanthropist Thaddeus Stevens. In his will, he outlined a vision for a school where all would be welcome regardless of background, and all would be treated equally. He particularly emphasized the value of learning a trade alongside general education, as both had the ability to change the trajectory of someone’s life.

Today we stand upon that foundation by offering only academic programs leading to high-demand careers with family-thriving wages. Our programs vary in length – as short as six weeks to receive a certificate of completion as a welder and as long as two years to complete an associate’s degree and step into a career. The College’s strength in next gen workforce development means each of our graduates has a whopping 21 job opportunities available. Most have accepted a job before they even walk across the stage at graduation.

Supporting equity in access to higher education is our mission. And we focus on the outcomes and impact of our work, connecting and engaging with students before they arrive here and long after they complete their programs. We support our students every step of the way, and are a vibrant part of our local community, region, and state economy.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our mission embodies creating space and a pathway for those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity for higher education and a rewarding career. In light of that, our campus is known for its diversity, its commitment to equity, and its focus on inclusion. It’s a thread throughout our culture, our activities, our leadership, and our student body.

Professional Development

Those who work at Thaddeus Stevens College can take advantage of continuous professional development, whether through attending industry events and trainings, pursuing certifications, or continuing in our education. We know the difference education can make, and we support it in all its forms.

Campus Community

We’re here to open doors and mentor students of all walks of life, and we do it with a connected, collaborative community. What we do on a daily basis at Thaddeus Stevens College goes beyond higher education, as we have deep connections throughout the business community, strong relationships with the K-12 education space, agreements with other higher education institutions, and you’ll find our staff and faculty in leadership throughout the state’s nonprofit and private sector. We are known for collaborating, connecting, and having fun!

Health Benefits

As a state agency, Thaddeus Stevens College has access to a variety of medical, dental, prescription medications, vision, disability, and other benefits to support our team through medical and wellness needs. You’ll find options to fit you and your family’s needs, along with ways to reduce costs and options such as telehealth. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program with many resource for mental health and family care.

Support for Retirement

The College offers several retirement plan options and fiscal support for our team members, many of which are robust and can prepare you well for your future transition to retirement.

Mellor Building on Main Campus at Thaddeus Stevens College