Governor Wolf Announces $2.5 Million Available for School and Business Partnerships to Expand Job Training in Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $2.5 Million Available for School and Business Partnerships to Expand Job Training in Pennsylvania Economy,  Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today encouraged local workforce development boards (LWDBs) to apply for $2.5 million in Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grants that will connect businesses and school districts and lead to new career opportunities across Pennsylvania.“A key workforce development objective for my administration is to provide students with the necessary technical training to help them get in-demand, 21st century jobs. It is our goal that 60 percent of Pennsylvanians will have some form of postsecondary education and training by 2025,” Governor Wolf said. “These types of partnerships between employers and schools help students gain the technical skills they need to be competitive in today’s job market, while also helping Pennsylvania businesses find the talented people they need to succeed.”The grant funding is available through the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) to LWDBs; regional entities whose main role is to direct federal, state, and local funding to workforce development programs in their areas and oversee the PA CareerLink® locations. Members of the LWDBs are appointed by a local elected official.A total of $2.5 million in funding is available to LWDBs to implement Business-Education Partnership programs. These programs increase awareness of in-demand technical careers for students, parents, guardians, teachers, and school faculty. Each of the 22 statewide LWDBs are urged to apply.“Last year, nearly 9,000 young people throughout the commonwealth participated in Business-Education Partnership activities,” Governor Wolf added. “These opportunities support employer needs by educating our future workforce through exposure to technical careers and opportunities that exist in Pennsylvania, and places students on a path to future success.”These partnerships connect schools, employers, parents, and students to provide career-related experiences and opportunities through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring, all with the goal of engaging more students in the need for technical skills required by employers.“Governor Wolf understands that Pennsylvania’s businesses are growing and need skilled workers, and that workers want and need the education and training to get today’s in-demand jobs,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “The governor’s innovative PAsmart initiative is improving coordination between state agencies, cutting red tape, and expanding access to STEM and computer science learning and job training.”Recently, Governor Wolf signed an executive order that will help state agencies more effectively deliver workforce development services to Pennsylvanians. This collaboration will help to ensure the investments meet employers’ need for skilled workers, and that workers are gaining the skills for good, middle-class jobs that will grow Pennsylvania’s economy.The Business-Education Partnership grants are funded through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.Additional details and the grant application can be found on L&I’s website. The application deadline is October 31, 2018.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img September 10, 2018last_img read more

Palma S. Broughton

first_imgPalma S. Broughton, of Milan, was born on October 9, 1959 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of Linzy B. and Amelia Williams Short. Palma spent most of her early life traveling out west, bartending locally and taking care of the elderly. Her children described her as stubborn person with a big personality who loved being around people. On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the age of 57, she passed away at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Survivors include her son, Linzy Williams of Sunman, daughter, Destiny Broughton of Sunman; 3 grandchildren, Cierra Williams, Malachi Williams, and Devaunte Carter; one brother, Denny Short of Manchester, and her mother, Amelia Short of Sunman. She was preceded in death by her father.A gathering of friends and family will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2 pm. at the Sunman Community Building.Memorial contributions can be directed Palma’s GoFundMe account or to the children to assist with expenses. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Palma Broughton.last_img read more

COVID-19: Rangers supporters kick against declaring Plateau United NPFL champions

first_imgRangers International Football Club Supporters Club has urged the League Management Company to ensure the completion of 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League immediately after coronavirus pandemic to determine the real winner.Ibuchukwu Nwodo, the Chairman of the club, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday. Nwodo said it would be unfair to end the league midway.The league was suspended on March 18 due to COVID-19.Nwodo said the circumstance which led to the league suspension was not what somebody should take advantage of.He said: “I do not buy the idea of ending Nigerian league with Plateau United FC as the champions.“Hearing the General Manager of Plateau United asking the League Management Company to declare them champions after playing 25 matches when other clubs played below 25 matches, proved that they are not fit to be the real champion. “Plateau United was among the few clubs that have played 25 matches out of 38 matches with 13 remaining, while some clubs played 21, 23 and 24 matches as the case may be.“Thirteen to 17 outstanding matches per club are much to be swept under the carpet.”Nwodo urged the LMC and the Nigeria Football Federation to consult FIFA on the issue.He said: “FIFA has been working out modalities on how to fast track the league globally after the coronavirus pandemic.“The modalities, including having three breaks in a match and five changes in a match, are enough to play three matches in a week.” Nwodo said the LMC and NFF would not be fair to Rangers FC if they declare Plateau United winners of the league.He said: “We lost our prolific striker Ifeanyi George to a fatal accident while traveling home after NPFL announced suspension of our league.“Had it been that the league was on, Rangers management will not give them the break and he would he will not have thought of travelling.“It is better to finish the league to determine the true champions so that we can save our face at the continental contest come next season.”RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians NAN.Tags: COVID-19NPFL ChampionsPlateau UnitedRangers International Football Clubsupporters clublast_img read more