About Our School
The Training Center was established in 1982. The school was founded by John Moscatiello as a practical education solution for boiler operators seeking careers in plant operation and maintenance. With a masters degree in education, John dreamed to use his experience as a plant operator and create a school that would provide real-world training and help people better their careers.
John's true passion was people. Helping people become better professionals, find better jobs, and earn more for their families. His philosophy was to create lasting relationships with every single student, providing help for them even after they finished the program. This philosophy holds true today, as John's two sons, Patrick and Dan Moscatiello run the school with the same passion and principles. John passed away on May 8, 2017 after a 3-year battle with cancer. His spirit, however, will forever be the foundation of our school and what we stand for. For those that knew John, feel free to leave a message or memory about John here. We love to read them!
It is our mission to establish a lasting relationship with every student who attends our school, at any level. Our love for our students is the foundation of our approach, helping them in anyway possible. That means that 10 years after taking a program, a student can pick up the phone and call us for help, advise, or anything we could possible offer.
As far as our methods to deliver our training, there is no "death-by-powerpoint" here. Our programs are designed carefully to meet the needs of the adult learner, with an understanding of how adults learn. So rather than force-feeding lines of bullet-points, our students learn through short, concise, visual lessons. Examples that can be applied in our everyday lives. Simplified fundamental lessons through discussion and stories of practical experience, students retain information effectively. Courses are directed by a team of professional instructors, whose industry experience combines for over 60 years, our programs are offered in a broad range of areas within plant operations.
The Training Center is the only school of it's kind that guarantees your education. If you enroll in one of our programs, attend all classes, and complete any assigned work, we guarantee your education. Should you fail the exam, you may return to the program, at no cost, until you pass the state exam.
Patrick Moscatiello and Dan Moscatiello operate The Training Center under the same basic philosophy: building positive, lasting relationships with every student/client/associate they meet.
Dan Moscatiello has worked in the industry for 19 years and before joining The Training Center in a full-time capacity, he was Plant Manager of the Lakewood Cogeneration Plant in Lakewood, NJ. He is experienced with steam, hot water, simple and combined-cycle power plants. His leadership experience and understanding of plant culture help students become better operators.
Patrick Moscatiello has been with The Training Center since 2013. His 18-years of experience involved the operation and maintenance of thermal plants, working in Atlantic City with DCO Energy and South Jersey Industries. Learning directly from his father, Patrick's fundamental approach to training has allowed a broad range of students to be able to retain the knowledge presented.
OUR NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS - COMING IN 2018
The Training Center team is proud to be opening a brand new company headquarters in Wrightstown, NJ. Centralized between all of our NJ training locations, this facility will serve as our main office, while also be hosting a broad-range of specialty seminars in the future. It is expected to open by March 2018. Stay tuned for updates.