Home > About

About ECAT
Our Model
Wayne Renovation
Donate + Volunteer
Board of Directors
Public Reporting

Erie Center for Arts & Technology is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization located in Erie, PA. 

We offer adult career training programs and afterschool arts programs for teens. These programs are offered at no cost to residents of Erie County. 

We recently renovated the Wayne School building and began offering our programs in October 2021.

make the impossible possible

A Unique and Proven Model 

ECAT is inspired by the Manchester Bidwell education model, founded by Bill Strickland. 

east side investment

Wayne Building Renovation

After a major $12 million renovation, our building is home to:

  • United Way of Erie County
  • Jameson School of Nursing
  • PHN Wayne Primary Care
  • Darling’s Pharmacy

Support Our Community

You can donate your time or money to support our mission. 

The Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT) is a community-based educational arts and career training facility that inspires, educates and empowers people of all ages with adult job training and creative youth programs.




Erie Center for Arts & Technology
650 East Avenue, Suite 120
Erie, PA 16503

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM