Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Classroom Training in Apprenticeship Programs for Four Central Pennsylvania Companies

first_img Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development 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 Pennsylvanians, was approved for Tooling Dynamics, Billet Industries, Inc., Flinchbaugh Engineering, Inc., and Phoenix Contact USA.“By expanding our support of apprenticeship programs, we’re strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce and helping companies secure fully-trained, long-term workers,” Governor Wolf said. “This funding will enable these four companies in the heart of Pennsylvania to build on the success of their training programs and help put workers on reliable middle-class career pathways. It’s a great example of how we can work with the private sector to empower workers and boost Pennsylvania’s economy.”Apprenticeship programs provide access to career pathways and enable apprentices to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to compete in today’s economy. Classroom training is a required component of registered apprenticeship programs across Pennsylvania and complements traditional on-the-job training. The technical material taught in a classroom environment enables apprentices to learn fundamental concepts, terminology, procedures, safety requirements, and basic tools and instruments.The four grant awards, which will support the classroom portion of the companies’ existing registered apprenticeship programs, are as follows: $43,943 over three years to Tooling Dynamics, a micro-precision stamping company in York County, to support machinist, maintenance machinist, and tool and die maker apprentices;$29,700 over three years to Flinchbaugh Engineering, an employee-owned contract manufacturing company of machined parts in York County, to support precision machinist apprentices;$4,340 over two years to Billet Industries, a provider of precision machining and fabrication services in York County, to support machinist apprentices ; and$18,000 over three years to Phoenix Contact USA, a developer and manufacturer of industrial electrical and electronic technology products in Dauphin County, to support mechatronics technician and maintenance repairer apprentices.Apprenticeship programs are a key component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart proposal designed to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce. As part of the governor’s 2018-2019 budget proposal, PAsmart would improve coordination across commonwealth agencies and invest $50 million to improve access for Pennsylvania students and workers to education, training, and career readiness programs. That investment includes an additional $7 million to support apprenticeships, with the goal of doubling the number of registered apprentices in Pennsylvania by 2025. Working collaboratively with the business community, community colleges, and other higher education providers, funds will support youth pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship experiences as well as adult apprenticeship programs at the postsecondary level.PAsmart would also build on the Wolf Administration’s Apprenticeship Training Office (ATO) which the administration established in 2016 to support and expand registered apprenticeship programs statewide. Since the ATO was created in early 2016, the office has registered 107 new sponsors and 149 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, bringing the total number of registered apprentices to 15,476 statewide.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. June 13, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Classroom Training in Apprenticeship Programs for Four Central Pennsylvania Companies SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rangers Get N1m Per Goal Boost as they Depart for Algeria

first_imgThe Flying Antelopes who are due to depart Lagos for Algiers this morning were promised this mouth-watering bonus by a staunch supporter of the team, Charles Ugwu, during a send-forth meeting Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, had with the players and officials yesterday.Ugwu stressed that he is moved to make the promise to the players to boost their chances of progressing in the competition “because Rangers is not just a team but also a movement that has united Ndigbo over the years.” He further assured the governor to mobilise supporters of the club for the task before Rangers.Earlier, Ugwuanyi charged Rangers to display their professionalism and commitment to be able to win the match.The governor also assured the club of the blessings, best wishes and prayers of the whole nation “as ambassadors and flag bearers of our great country Nigeria in this competition”.He said that the state remains grateful to God for bringing Rangers to the competition as Champions of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), adding that with “God on our side, we are confident that you will come back from this competition as Champions of Africa in Jesus Name.“Having lifted the NPFL trophy after 32 years in the wilderness, we have revived the famous Rangers spirit; the spirit of commitment, industry, ingenuity and brotherhood; the Never-Say-Die spirit of Rangers – the true champions.“And as you depart for Algeria today, we pray that the Almighty God will grant you divine protection, guidance and a resounding victory against your opponents”, Gov. Ugwuanyi concluded.In his remark, the captain of the team, Mathew Etim, pledged that the players were determined and going for business in Algeria to make Enugu State proud once again, calling for the support and prayers of the people of the state and fans.The club led by its General Manager, Christian Chukwu, arrived Lagos yesterday en-route Algeria for the match on Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Christopher Isiguzo in EnuguAhead of Friday’s first leg, preliminary round game of this year’s CAF Champions Leaguebetween Rangers International Football Club of Enugu and the J.S Saoura of Algeria, the Nigerian champions have been boosted with promise of N1million for every goal scored against the north African team.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 27 – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

first_imgSaturday, September 28, 2013•2:04 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•2:14 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite of a known suspect in the area of 21 Shady Lane, Wellington.•11:11 p.m. Christopher C. Rains, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof of insurance, transporting an open container, illegal registration and refusal of preliminary breath test. Wellington Police notes for Friday, September 27, to Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013•9:00 a.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 300 block S. Ash, Wellington.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 1200 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:13 a.m. Officers investigated endangering a child by a known subject in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.•3:25 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 1400 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jacob R. Jones, 27, Wellington and Zachary S. Lawrence, 33, Wellington.•3:53 p.m. Non-injury accident at 4th and Jefferson, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Cathy D. King, 42, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Roger L. Brownlee, Wellington.•4:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 1200 block N. A, Wellington.•6:50 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 400 block N. Crestview, Wellington involved a vehicle on fire operated by Aaron M. Jones, 34, Caldwell, Ks.•8:45 p.m. Travis J. Clark, 24, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington warrant for theft.•8:45 p.m. Travis J. Clark, 24, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Harper County Warrant for burglary.•10:16 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10:56 p.m. Curtis W. Callaway, 28, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Bench Warrant for failure to appear.last_img read more