PNC Bank Creates Career Pipelines for Current Employees and High Schoolers

PITTSBURGH – PNC Bank is launching a career development initiative for its employees with a tuition benefit.

Additionally, the bank is expanding its PartnerUP program, which is aimed at steering high school graduates into well-paying careers in high-growth industries, to Cleveland and Birmingham, Ala.

PNC employees with 90 days of employment can now take advantage of an educational opportunity through Guild’s Career Opportunity Platform. The benefit gives full-time and part-time employees access to a curated catalog of tuition-covered professional certificates, college prep courses and associate and bachelor degrees in order to help advance their careers, including in high demand fields.

“We’re honored to partner with PNC to bring career opportunities to its workforce,” said Natalie McCullough, Guild president and chief commercial officer. “As a leading financial services organization, PNC is supporting career mobility in high-demand areas such as data science and cybersecurity and taking an intentional approach to create career pathways for its existing employees.”

PNCs 62,000 employees can take advantage of fully funded, partially funded and reimbursement opportunities as they develop new skills and upward mobility through the programs.

The PartnerUp program, which was launched in 2018, has worked with 30 schools and 16 employers in the Pittsburgh area, providing more than 6,000 students with the opportunity to secure a more direct, debt-free route to in-demand careers. The program helps employers grappling with worker shortages.

Throughout the school year, the multisession program offers in-school curriculum and career development resources including resume writing, interview coaching and employer recruitment events.

More than 100 PartnerUP graduates have been offered diverse roles at PNC, with 87 accepting the position. Other graduates now have positions at partner companies.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.