The RLA has many unique characteristics, but none is more evident than our commitment to learning. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, every student and visitor is a lifelong learner. Our first priority is dedicated to expanding their knowledge and skills - whether to obtain a degree or to further their professional development. Every person that walks through our doors has an opportunity to gain more knowledge, improve their skills, and ultimately help build a better workforce. Not only are we devoted to improving the economy of Western Pennsylvania and its people, but we believe that it’s our job to be the national leader in what we do.