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PITTSBURGH’S PREMIER CASINO AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY OFFER DEALER TRAINING CLASSES

Jul 5, 2017, 11:19 AM
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Jun 22, 2017, 00:00 AM

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PITTSBURGH’S PREMIER CASINO AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY OFFER DEALER TRAINING CLASSES
Registration is Now Open for Five Week Classes Starting June 26 and August 25

PITTSBURGH — June 22, 2017 — The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) continues its partnership with Rivers Casino to provide dealer training in a variety of table games. By completing one or several of the dealer courses offered, Pittsburgh residents can obtain the training needed to be eligible to start an exciting career in the casino industry in as little as five weeks.

Since opening in February 2016, CCAC Casino Dealer Training School has been successfully training current casino employees, as well as those seeking employment in the casino industry. The school is approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and is recognized by all casinos in the state, as well as some out-of-state casinos.

Students in the entry-level course are trained in 100 hours of blackjack and banked games, as well as several other poker derivative games. Individuals who successfully complete the course are eligible to work as a dealer. A poker class is also offered for students seeking employment as a poker room dealer.

“These courses are a great resource for anyone wishing to start a new career and can be a nice alternative to expensive colleges and universities,” said Patricia Friedrich, project director for CCAC’s Casino School and a member of the college’s Workforce Development team. “Whether you are looking for a new challenge, going through a career transition or looking for an opportunity with more career growth, our programs are a great way for Pittsburghers to quickly learn new skills in a matter of weeks.”

As part of the curriculum, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board requires students to audition to test their newly learned skills. With the partnership between Rivers Casino and CCAC, this audition is completed during the course, which boosts their chances of securing a position.

“The gaming industry is a fast-paced, exciting environment, and our partnership with CCAC allows potential employees to acquire the skill set needed to begin their casino dealer careers,” said Craig Clark, general manager at Rivers Casino. “The program at CCAC does an excellent job preparing students, and we have offered numerous students who have successfully completed the dealer training classes new career opportunities.”

All dealer classes are offered at the CCAC Allegheny Campus at the Casino Dealer Training School located in the Library Building. For more experienced dealers, courses are periodically offered in Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat and Pai Gow.

For additional information on costs and schedules, visit CCAC’s Casino Dealer Training School at www.ccac.edu/casino.aspx. For more information about careers at Rivers Casino, visit www.careersatriverscasino.com.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com

ABOUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today-a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Every year, more than 25,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of more than 160 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs while thousands more access noncredit and workforce development courses. Comprising four campuses and four neighborhood centers, as well as other offsite locations, CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation's top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.

CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country. CCAC alumni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world. Visit ccac.edu to learn more. 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Garrett Allen
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760, ext. 303
garrett@hornercom.com

Elizabeth Johnston
For Community College of Allegheny County Public Relations
412-237-8195
ejohnston@ccac.edu