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Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Northampton Community College (NCC) to provide opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to gain entry-level skills needed for in-demand manufacturing positions. “The Lehigh Valley has a rich history of manufacturing, but as the manufacturing sector evolves to meet the demands […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for Bridge Builders Community Foundations to get students in rural areas of Northwest Pennsylvania involved in educational summer workshops focused around manufacturing and to increase student interest in robotics. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “When we get […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak joined students and manufacturing leaders at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg to announce the winners of the statewide ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM) […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for Community College of Philadelphia to support the Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing job training program. The program will prepare participants for entry-level employment in advanced manufacturing through classroom and technical skills instruction. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $100,000 in funding for Pittsburgh Promise, which funds post-secondary scholarships for students in western Pennsylvania. “Education is the cornerstone of workforce development and, in turn, the health of the economy,” Governor Wolf said. “This grant will assist the Pittsburgh Promise in its mission to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for MANTEC, a manufacturing consulting firm in York County, to support an eight-week career readiness program that will address the needs of manufacturers in southcentral Pennsylvania and create a job-ready workforce in the greater York County area. The grant will come from […]
South Fayette, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined students and school officials for the groundbreaking of the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JA) BizTown in South Fayette township. “The Pittsburgh region is one of the fastest growing markets nationally,” Secretary Davin said. “The Wolf Administration is committed […]
Saint Marys, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko and Department of Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani discussed the Governor Wolf’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) proposal and encouraged students to pursue manufacturing careers while touring Saint Marys Area […]
Reading, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko encouraged students to pursue careers in manufacturing at the ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ Berks Schuylkill awards ceremony. “Pennsylvania has always been a pioneer in the manufacturing industry,” Kilko said. “And that’s why we continue supporting this […]
A good job can’t be measured just by a punch clock. Today, work is a dynamic concept requiring a workforce adaptable to changing market forces, technology, and societal needs. Trends are emerging that are prompting the need for fresh approaches to workforce development. Over the last 10 years, Pennsylvania has seen careers in science, technology, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of a new apprenticeship grant to Bosch Rexroth Corporation, an engineering company located in Bethlehem that supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world. The grant builds on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians. “As Pennsylvania’s workforce ages, we need to […]
Carlisle, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Scott Dunkelberger joined company executives at USA Spares, a machine design shop in Carlisle, Cumberland County, to highlight how the company and its employees have benefited from the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnet) worker training program. The program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the statewide ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ student video contest. The grants were approved for the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in the Lehigh Valley and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). “This administration has placed an incredible emphasis on developing Pennsylvania’s manufacturing […]
In Pennsylvania, apprenticeship programs provide opportunities for students, workers, and job seekers to gain the technical skills needed in growing industries while helping employers build diverse, skilled workforces that meet their talent needs. This results in more fulfilled employees and efficient businesses that can continually grow while using modern techniques and practices — making both […]
Easton, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by company and local leaders to tour Amazon’s facility in Easton and discuss Amazon’s Career Choice program, which covers tuition for employees to gain new in-demand career skills, regardless of whether those skills are relevant to jobs at Amazon. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the costs of necessary classroom training for 57 apprentices in Allegheny County, enabling the recipients to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, granted to the Cement Masons Local 526, the Associated Master Plumbers of Allegheny County, and […]
Hawley, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins encouraged a crowd of more than 160 students to consider career possibilities in the science and technology fields during the Fourth Annual Women in Science Symposium in Hawley, Wayne County. “I am truly honored to be […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to expand apprenticeship opportunities in the city of Philadelphia and Delaware County. The two grants, approved for the Pennsylvania Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors (PAPHCC) and the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, underscore the governor’s commitment to increasing job training opportunities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of a grant to PA Heavy & Highway to expand its apprenticeship program to train additional workers in the fields of heavy equipment operation, construction form carpentry, and construction labor. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of an apprenticeship grant to the School District of Philadelphia to assist with the costs of its apprenticeship program for plumbers and electricians, enabling the district to strengthen its apprenticeship programs and put career and technical education students on career pathways within the school district. The […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the opening of a new fellowship program through his Manufacturing PA Initiative designed to partner Pennsylvania’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students with local manufacturers to develop new technologies and advance innovation statewide. “While exploring all the ways in which we could advance technology and innovation in […]