Tag: Workforce

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is taking significant action to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce. Today, the governor signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center. The command center will expand the collaboration between government and the private sector to address the skills gap and worker shortages. The governor was […]
Elisabeth Smith Occupation: President and CEO Owned by Elisabeth Smith, Acutec Precision Aerospace is a forward-thinking, data-driven machining and subassembly supplier partner serving the aerospace industry. In June 2018, Acutec announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility, which will create 60 new manufacturing jobs. For almost four years, Smith has managed operations at Acutec, and […]
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 […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined leaders from Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 for a tour of its training facility in Pittsburgh. The tour highlighted Governor Wolf’s commitment to strengthening the Pennsylvania workforce through apprenticeships. “Organizations like the Sheet Metal Workers are key players in […]
Sarah Murray Occupation: Librarian Employer: Blossburg Elementary School and Liberty Elementary School Blossburg Elementary School and Liberty Elementary School, both part of the Southern Tioga School District, transformed portions of their respective libraries into makerspaces, enabling students to tinker, explore, and creatively involve themselves in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics […]
Krista Fox Occupation: Research and Development Employer: Fox Meadows Creamery The Fox family started their dairy farm in the 1950s in Lancaster County, developing it into a leader in milk quality, animal husbandry, and milk production. Today, Fox Meadows Creamery offers a true cow-to-cone experience, creating hand-crafted ice cream with milk straight from their dairy […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) to provide manufacturing career training to individuals with barriers, especially those for whom English is a second language. The new training program, developed using input from local manufacturers, will strengthen the area workforce and provide job […]
Kurt Mershimer Occupation: Project Engineer/Operations Manager Employer: DuraEdge Products DuraEdge specializes in the production of top-quality engineered soil products for the baseball and softball field industry. They provide long-term soil solutions — not just seasonal quick fixes — to clients at every level of play, from community parks to professional stadiums. How did you get […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of two apprenticeship grants to assist with classroom training for 60 apprentices in Western Pennsylvania, enabling the recipients to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, granted to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 and Steamfitters Local Union 449 in Pittsburgh, will build on the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of apprenticeship grants to four central Pennsylvania businesses to assist with the costs of necessary classroom training that complements on-the-job training, enabling the companies to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, which will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI) in Crawford County to enhance its manufacturing training programs by adding more advanced trainings and placing an additional focus on employability skills that prospective workers need to get a job in manufacturing. “The purpose of the new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor 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) Student […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the most recent impact figures for the incumbent worker training program funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). This past year, the administration supported the training of more than 44,000 employees at more than 800 companies statewide. A total of 120,000 workers at more […]
Program established through governor’s new Manufacturing PA Initiative Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career program to assist the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) in the creation of two new welding training programs in the region. “With these Manufacturing PA grants, GJCTC will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined staff from Robert Morris University (RMU) to tour the Energy Innovation Center, a ‘living laboratory’ for education and workforce training programs, in Pittsburgh, highlighting the recent approval of a grant to RMU through Governor Wolf’s new Manufacturing PA program. “The […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of a Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant to Robert Morris University (RMU) in Allegheny County designed to provide those seeking jobs, in particular veterans, in the manufacturing sector with the skills they need to gain employment in a competitive global economy. The grant is part of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins spoke at the inaugural “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) Student Video Contest Awards hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC). “WSCM is one of the best ways that we can reach young students […]
Simcoach Games, along with other Pennsylvania gaming companies, is taking game development to the next level. Originally created as a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) by founder Jessica Trybus, Simcoach is making games that drive learning and behavior change; currently, their focus is on workforce development. We caught up with Jessica […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko spoke at the fifth annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) Student Video Contest Awards hosted by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC). “This initiative has been such a fantastic tool for not just engaging our students and […]
In January 2017, Bucks County Community College (BCCC) signed agreements with three Bucks County technical high schools, as well as Bloomsburg University, to collaborate on a new Technical Entrepreneurship Degree Program, designed for job preparedness and to provide a pathway for career and technical high school students to earn a bachelor’s degree. We spoke to […]
Part of The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps start, grow, and sustain businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania. We spoke to Michael Wholihan, Manager of Training & Community Outreach, to learn how the SBDC is providing this training and meeting the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners in […]
Versatex Building Products, LLC is located in Aliquippa, PA and was founded in 2003. Versatex manufactures trim, fascia, soffit, and decorative exterior moulding pieces for residential and light commercial buildings. What does your business specialize in and who are your clients? Our business specializes in the extruding of a polymer-based sheet product. During the process, […]