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

Moreno double keeps Villarreal on Champions League path

first_img Loading… Villarreal are in fifth place in the table, three points behind Sevilla who occupy the fourth and final qualifying spot for next season’s Champions League. Moreno opened the scoring after just seven minutes from the penalty spot and added a fine individual goal on the half-hour mark. Moreno’s 15 goals are just two back from Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi leading the way with 22. Real Betis’ hopes of a fightback were undone just before the half-time whistle when French international Nabil Fekir was red-carded. Villarreal have now won five and drawn one of their six games since La Liga resumed after a three-month coronavirus suspension. Next up is a home clash with Barcelona at the weekend. Meanwhile, veteran midfielder Raul Garcia scored twice to move Athletic Bilbao four points from the Europa League places in a 2-0 win at Valencia. Athletic Bilbao’s Raul Garcia took his tally up to 13 goals for the season Gerard Moreno took his season’s La Liga goal tally to 15 with a double strike as Villarreal stayed on course for the Champions League with a 2-0 win at Real Betis on Wednesday night. Read Also: West Ham stun Chelsea, Aubameyang fires Arsenal revival Athletic host league leaders Real Madrid on Sunday after Valencia head to Granada a day earlier. Granada are also six points off the Europa League places after a 2-0 win at Alaves with goals from Antonin Cortes (25 mins) and veteran Roberto Soldado (49). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Garcia, 33, took his tally for the season up to 13 with his efforts either side of the break at the Mestalla. “We are a group of friends who try to fight with everything we have. Being in Europe is the goal,” Garcia said. Voro took charge as Valencia coach for the first time after Albert Celades was sacked on Monday following a loss to local rivals Villarreal. The hosts drop to 10th, six points behind Getafe in the final Europa League berth. Garcia, who joined the Basque club in 2015, opened his account after 13 minutes slotting home a low Inaki Williams cross. He added a second goal two minutes into the second half with a long-range shot which fired past Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen into the top corner. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

Koeman impressed by Ward-Prowse after midfielder’s double sinks Baggies

first_img Striker Austin was in the stands at St Mary’s, after completing his £4million move from QPR, to watch James Ward-Prowse triple his Premier League goal tally in a 3-0 win over West Brom. England Under-21 midfielder Ward-Prowse struck with a free-kick and a penalty to put Saints two up at the break before Dusan Tadic added the third in the second half. Boss Koeman, who hopes Austin will provide “goals and competition” for the club, is hoping the floodgates have now opened for Ward-Prowse. “The free-kicks are one of his qualities,” he said. “We tell him to keep working on them in training because he can score out of that situation. “It’s important for the boy, it will lift his confidence. And that free-kick was so important to break open the game. Then when you are 1-0 up West Brom have to do more and do things differently.” Just five minutes had passed when Craig Dawson fouled Sadio Mane and Ward-Prowse curled his free-kick inside Boaz Myhill’s near post. Dawson was again the guilty party in the 33rd minute, although the defender was perhaps unlucky that his collision with Matt Targett in the area was adjudged a foul. Nevertheless, with regular penalty taker Tadic on the bench, Ward-Prowse did the honours with a coolly taken spot-kick which sent Myhill the wrong way. Tadic entered the fray just after the hour and took only eight minutes to get his name on the score sheet and wrap up an emphatic victory. “It was a comfortable win,” added Koeman. “We know how difficult is to beat West Brom. It’s a very good result. “We had total control of the game, they didn’t create many chances and we had chances to score more. It was a very good team performance.” Albion manager Tony Pulis blamed his side’s lethargic performance on having to play back-to-back away games following the midweek draw at Chelsea. “Southampton were the better team,” he admitted. “We looked flat, we had no spark, “But I’d be interested to see how many teams have played their second game away from home this weekend and picked up any points. “The lads looked tired, and we’ve done well away from home this season. But just after Christmas, two away games is very difficult. Why not have one away and then one at home? “But take nothing away from Southampton. It was a bad day at the office for us, but we’ll dust ourselves down and move on.” Albion skipper Darren Fletcher went off with a knee injury at half-time and will have a scan on Monday to assess the damage. Press Association Ronald Koeman saluted an unlikely goal hero just hours after snapping up proven hit man Charlie Austin.last_img read more

9th Annual Thinner Winner Competition Celebrates Community Health

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe 9th annual “Thinner Winner” competition put on by Bay Athletic Club celebrated five weeks of hard work, sweat, and determination. Over 200 people on 48 different teams in Alpena competed to lose the most weight and win $1,000. The team that had the greatest percentage of weight and inch loss won the grand prize. The goal for all teams was to lose 1,000 lbs and 1,000 in. The community ended up losing a grand total 1,939 lbs and 1,444 in. The night was full of good laughs, celebration, and pure joy.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Great Lakes WeatherNext Finding The Perfect Time To Start Playing Christmas Musiclast_img read more