Governor Wolf: New State Funding Will Take Learning from the Classroom to the Workplace in the Johnstown Area

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 10, 2020 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) was approved for $200,000 in funding to continue supporting Phase two of its innovative workforce teaching model, Learn Where You Will Earn, which helps students supplement classroom learning with skills obtained in a business setting.“My administration is thrilled to support the continued success of GJCTC’s efforts to bring career opportunities to students through innovative programs that allow them to obtain knowledge and skills both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Gov. Wolf. “This training offers a pathway to the required certification for employment and potential job placement for graduates and will help fill critical job openings in the skilled trades.”Funded by the Wolf Administration, GJCTC started the program in July 2018 at its satellite campus located in Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), a local business that hires welders. Since then, three 720-hour program classes have been hosted for cohorts consisting of eight students each. Phase one saw 20 students receive their American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and 16 students offered employment in the welding field.Phase two will allow for GJCTC to host three more class sessions throughout December 2021. The new funding will support equipment costs for a 15-ton strap bender with pneumatic pump for use as a teaching tool and to provide financial assistance to students and recruitment efforts.“GJCTC is excited to be included in this important initiative for our region for a second time. Phase two of Learn Where You Will Earn will allow the school to maintain a presence in Bedford County and continue to build on the successes of the past two years,” said GJCTC Supervisor of Adult Education Tricia Rummel. “The continued funding will allow GJCTC to offer training programs that will not only benefit individuals seeking to improve their skills and find employment, but the local businesses and community as a whole will also benefit.”The funding supports Governor Wolf’s commitment to enhancing the growth and competitiveness of Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry by identifying and training a skilled workforce.Additionally, last year the Wolf Administration awarded $200,000 in Manufacturing PA Training to Career funding for the AMPED Business Education Partnership with JWF Industries and MCS. Students in the program learn advanced manufacturing processes including, CNC g-code programming, robotic welding programming, and the latest technology advancement in coordinate measuring machine instruction, and can earn a NIMS CNC Operator certification and an American Welding Society certification in MIG process, which are both nationally recognized.Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative was launched in October 2017, and since then has funded 35 projects and invested more than $9 million through the Training-to-Career program. Training-to-Career grants support projects that result in short-term work-readiness, job placement, or the advancement of manufacturing. The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career program works collaboratively with local manufacturers to identify and teach missing essential skills for entry level applicants seeking manufacturing employment, engage youth or those with barriers to career opportunities in manufacturing, and advance capacity for local or regional manufacturers.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.center_img Governor Wolf: New State Funding Will Take Learning from the Classroom to the Workplace in the Johnstown Arealast_img read more

‘Boracay back on track after Ursula’

first_imgBautista said residents andestablishments, for now, have to use power generator sets as source ofelectricity as they are still working on ways to totally restore power in thetown. BORACAY – Acting mayor FrolibarBautista of Malay town said this world-famous tourist destination is getting“back on track” after the damages left by typhoon “Ursula.” Trucks of private haulers, accordingto Bautista, were seen moving in areas affected by the typhoon to help cleandebris, tree branches, scattered leaves, and household garbage piled up inbeach fronts and main roads. Officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection remove tree branches blocking the road. Malay acting mayor Frolibar Bautista on Friday said Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan is getting “back on track” after the damages left by typhoon “Ursula.” BFP MALAY Volunteers and municipal governmentemployees were also directed to remove tons of trash from beaches with the helpof government officials, organizations and stakeholders who aimed to bring thesituation back to normal in the island.  In its advisory, the municipalgovernment was coordinating with gasoline stations to ensure that the supply offuel in the island will not hamper the daily needs of motorists, businesses andresidents. In Malay, the typhoon totally damaged600 houses while 4,300 others were partially destroyed with 29 personsinjured.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) “Maymga resorts at hotels na ang nagdadala ngkrudo papunta sa isla dahil hindi kaya ng mga gasoline stations ang demand dito,” Bautista said. “Nagtambakng basura at debris itong bagyo at New Year. Nakipag-usaptayo sa mga private haulers sapaghakot ng mga basura at mga kahoy  nanasira ng typhoon ‘Ursula.’ Mahirapgumalaw ang mga tao dahil hindi pa totally na-restore ang kuryente saisla. May power sa Caticlan ngunit mula Sambiray papuntang Dumlog, walang kuryente,”Bautista on Friday said.last_img read more

Man arrested on allegations of robbery and multiple drug charges

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Last Saturday, Greensburg Police Officers were dispatched to the area of North Michigan and West Walnut Streets for an alleged robbery that had occurred. When officers arrived on the scene and began speaking with the victim, he stated that he was robbed of money by another male.Officers then began investigating the allegations that were made.A short time later during the investigation officers located the suspect, who was identified as Ellis Martinez, 48, of Greensburg, and took him into custody. Martinez was transported to the Decatur County Jail and charged on allegations of Robbery, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, and Battery.last_img