Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills November 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $7.8 million in training assistance funding was provided to 745 Pennsylvania companies through the commonwealth’s Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania. This year marks 20 years of partnerships and funding assistance for qualified businesses in the state, with 20,683 companies providing training for 1,238,915 existing staff members.“Continuing education and workforce training allow everyone a path to future success and is a way for employers and employees to show allegiance and good faith in each other,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s pivotal in strengthening our state’s workforce, our communities, and ultimately, our economy.”Last fiscal year, the commonwealth invested $7,896,801 in trainings and provided 30,460 employees with access to education in the areas of Essential Skills and Advanced Technology. Essential Skills training can include guidance in the areas of communication and teamwork, health and safety, business and computer operations, manufacturing fundamentals, and quality assurance. Advanced technology training can include guidance in the areas of advanced manufacturing technology, advanced software implementation, computer programming, and software engineering.“Job training helps people achieve their career goals and improve their quality of life, and workforce development is one of the strongest drivers of our economy,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “WEDnetPA isn’t just a tool to help workers further their careers; it’s a tool that has helped us attract and retain businesses and grow Pennsylvania’s economy for the past two decades, and will continue to do so for decades to come.”“While other states also offer resources to help companies close the skills gap, WEDnetPA is unique in its approach,” said Statewide Director Thomas Venditti. “By networking with 25 colleges and universities, we leverage their existing professional workforce development staff to create a highly cost-effective way to provide help with incumbent worker training.”Workforce training grants align with Governor Wolf’s PAsmart workforce development initiative. The governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative last year and secured a $10 million increase to $40 million for the program this year. PAsmart provides $20 million for science and technology education, $10 million for apprenticeships and job training, and new this year, an additional $10 million for career and technical education.This year’s annual report is available online.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.last_img read more

Police target patrons of underage prostitutes

first_img3 News 16 June 2012Police in South Auckland have run a major operation to get underage prostitutes off the street. Girls as young as 13 have been selling themselves for sex, some for as little as $20, in order to buy alcohol. One teenage prostitute we met is just 17 years old. We won’t name her identity because her parents don’t know she’s a street worker. “I don’t do this for drugs, or anything like that,” she says. But she’s being pimped by her uncle. “There are some other fellows with some underage girls around here,” says her uncle. “They’re only hating on her because she’s getting most of the business.”…In the past month, police have run a major operation in South Auckland in an attempt to rid the streets of underage prostitutes. They came across some horror stories. “There were some youths, kids, roughly 13 years of age, selling themselves for roughly $20 in order to afford alcohol,” says Sergeant Kit Gill. During the operation police took a number of underage sex workers into the care of Child, Youth and Family. “There are some unsavoury characters that turn up and start hitting on these poor girls,” says Constable Steve Downie. “We do get calls to go and help them out because they might have got assaulted or the guys not happy with the service they have performed, so they are taking their lives into their own hands.”http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-target-patrons-of-underage-prostitutes/tabid/423/articleID/257983/Default.aspxlast_img read more

Dearborn County Relay for Life Kick-Off

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dearborn & Ohio Counties will hold a free Kick-Off for the annual event on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.Everyone is invited to the Kick-Off to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.The program will highlight how the funds raised in the community are used to benefit cancer patients & their families, important cancer research & the multitude of services offered by the American Cancer Society.The event will also honor cancer survivors & caregivers.Last year, over 800 people participated in the Relay For Life of Dearborn & Ohio Counties & raised over $160,000, making this event the #4 event in the state of Indiana.last_img read more

Three IMCA Modified features at Aug. 29-31 East-West Clash

first_imgGILLETTE, Wyo. (Aug. 25) – Three $1,000 to win features for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds are on the program for Gillette Thunder Speedway’s 15th annual East-West Clash Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-31. All are 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.Entry fees are $50 on Friday, $65 on Saturday and $75 on Sunday. Pit passes are $25 on Friday and Saturday, $30 on Sunday or $75 for all three days.More information about the East-West Clash is available by calling 307 682-8866.last_img

England Golf celebrates the game’s hidden heroes

first_imgThe amazing army of volunteers who make the difference in golf is being celebrated by England Golf this week.  To mark Volunteer Week, the organisation is saying a big thank you to the 100,000+ people who give their time to support and grow golf in England.It is also pledging its commitment to support volunteers so they have a great experience, can connect with each other to improve their skills, and know that their contribution is valued.Volunteers are the backbone of clubs and counties and also take on a wide range of roles at national level.  Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, said: “Volunteers are vital to golf and the game as we know it wouldn’t survivewithout them. They really are the hidden heroes of the game.“They work across every area of the sport, they’re crucial to the club structure and they’re involved at all levels, from encouraging new players to nurturing the most talented golfers.“This week is our opportunity to highlight their work and to draw attention to the pledges to support them which have been made by ourselves and partner organisations.”Individual volunteers who were thanked included Norfolk’s Sammy Martin and Angela Loveday.  They set up a scheme at Royal Norwich Golf Club to give new golfers a great experience and keep them playing.Meanwhile in County Durham, new volunteers are swinging into action thanks to a partnership project run by the county union and England Golf.  “The county needed to recruit more volunteers and we supported them with publicity, flyers and content for their website. As a result about 10 people expressed interest and most are now actively involved,” said Matt Bloor.Durham County Union Secretary Jonathan Ward commented: “England Golf was a great help in providing guidance and support in putting together a project to help us recruit new volunteers to support our varied work.“From advising on a marketing plan, to providing templates to save time, they helped to bring the idea of volunteering in golf in Durham to the forefront of golfers’ thoughts.”Click here for further information about volunteering.Caption: Volunteer referee Sue McKeon in action at the Brabazon Trophy (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) Tags: England Golf, Volunteer 7 Jun 2018 England Golf celebrates the game’s hidden heroes last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook50Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonLook at that happy face! Sattin is a young Labrador Retriever mix with a beautiful black shiny coat and sparkling brown eyes. This energetic young girl is about 18 months old. She is still learning and needs a patient owner who will continue to work with her and give her lots of attention, exercise, and love.Sattin is a work in progress but everyone who has worked with her can see so much potential if she can be kept busy and out of trouble. She would probably do best with an active family who can spend time training and exercising this smart, athletic girl. We would not recommend young children because of her high energy level.For the right family who can let Sattin enjoy the pleasures of being a young and playful dog while working with her to learn self-control, Sattin could be the dog you have always been looking for.We have lots of great dogs at our dog shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton, which we list on our website at www.adoptapet-wa.org and on our Facebook page.  We always welcome volunteers and donations to help care for them.  Contact us at www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or (360) 432-3091.last_img read more