Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Grant to Provide Manufacturing and Employability Skills to Young Adults in Berks County

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img May 24, 2018 Education,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to Reading Area Community College (RACC) to provide young adults with basic manufacturing production and employability skills to help them get good-paying, reliable jobs with area manufacturers.“One of the most important ways we can strengthen our manufacturing sector is by providing Pennsylvanians with the skills they need – both on-the-job and employability skills – to help them begin successful careers in manufacturing,” Governor Wolf said. “By working hand-in-hand with local partners and employers, RACC’s new program will serve as a key initiative to support local manufacturers and strengthen the regional workforce.”The grant will provide $143,000 to RACC to develop a new training-to-career program in which participants will attend full-time classes five days a week for six weeks. Curricula will consist of basic production skills along with workplace behaviors, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Upon successful completion, all participants are guaranteed an interview with the core partners or companies including Berks Workforce Development Board, Brentwood Industries, Carpenter Technology, Cambridge-Lee Industries, Custom Processing Services, R-V Industries, RM Palmer, and Sweet Street Desserts. With successful funding, the first group of trainees is scheduled to enroll in Fall 2018. In the inaugural year of the program, all tuition charges for participants will be waived. Applications will be accepted beginning summer 2018.“We are delighted to receive this funding and appreciate the commonwealth acknowledging the important role that our college, in concert with the Berks County Workforce Development Board, plays in moving people into manufacturing jobs,” said Dr. Anna Weitz, president of Reading Area Community College. “The economy of Berks County, and in fact, our entire region is fortunate to include so many companies involved in advanced manufacturing. Their continued success is highly dependent on an appropriately-trained workforce.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers. Governor Wolf recently announced other Training-to-Career grants to Workforce Solutions of North Central Pennsylvania, the Precision Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Research Center, the Greater Johnstown Career & Technical Center and Robert Morris University.The Training-to-Career grant is one of three components of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative, along with Industrial Resource Centers and the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program, that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Grant to Provide Manufacturing and Employability Skills to Young Adults in Berks Countylast_img read more

Zenith Bank Hails Eaglets’ Fighting Spirit

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgInterestingly, the team came back from 2-1 down to win the two games 4-2 and 3-2 respectively.The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on Wednesday commended the players for their fighting spirit.Onyeagwu said: “It is not easy to achieve victory from a losing position. It shows determination and good fighting spirit.“We have a good record in this competition and we expect the Eaglets to go far in the tournament.”The Zenith Bank boss added that his outfit was proud of the impact made by some players in the team who emerged from the Future Eagles project the bank is having with the NFF.In Brazil, some of the Future project products in the team are Usman Ibrahim, Samson Tijani (c), Olakunle Olusegun Akinkunmi Amoo and Divine Nwachukwu.“We are happy that the partnership is a boost to the country’s football and this is enough to make us do more for football and sports in general,” Onyeagwu added.Tijani scored two goals while Usman scored one in the 4-2 win Nigeria recorded over Hungary. Amao and Olusegun are yet to hit target but they have been impressive in the two games.Nigeria’s last group match is against Australia on Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA U-17 WORLD CUPZenith Bank Plc, partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, has showered praises on the national U-17 team for booking a place in the last 16 stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.In the global age grade competition taking place in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets won their first match 4-2 against Hungary on Saturday and only on Tuesday, the team also defeated Ecuador 3-2 to confirm Nigeria’s place in the second round.last_img read more