Tag: Workforce Development

Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state, and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated members of the weatherization assistance network. In honor of this national day, we spoke to Richard Wagner, a weatherization specialist at the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) who has […]
Northampton Community College Almost a year ago, we highlighted how Northampton Community College (NCC) was supporting its surrounding manufacturing industry through its Micro-credentials in Manufacturing program, where thanks to funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), anyone can access accelerated training for manufacturing industry job placement. And, almost a year ago, we […]
New Century Careers (NCC) is working hard to make sure they are supporting southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers by promoting the availability of their Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) program and through it, developing a skilled workforce that can continue to fuel the state’s historic manufacturing industry. Training Our Future Workforce The M2K program was created to back these […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Iron Workers Local 404 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Apprenticeship Grant Program. This funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding job training-related opportunities throughout Pennsylvania. “Apprenticeship programs allow for […]
There may be some misconceptions about the manufacturing industry – and Northampton Community College (NCC) is doing something about it. For many people, and for a variety of reasons, traditional higher education just isn’t in their plans—whether it’s a matter of cost or being eager to jump right into the workforce. Regardless, most people seek […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the West Middlesex Area School District to provide students with the skills they need to attain family-sustaining manufacturing careers after they graduate. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “Strengthening our workforce can only happen when we look […]
South Western High School, Hanover 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
$500,000 awarded to six southeast Pennsylvania counties for their IT sector Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko announced a pilot initiative that utilizes a proactive approach to assist Pennsylvania workers and employers to avert layoffs. […]
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