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. Governor Wolf: New State Funding Will Take Learning from the Classroom to the Workplace in the Johnstown Area
Sam Allardyce admits he has endured a miserable few days as the club continues to struggle to recruit new talent. Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Newcastle at Upton Park was the latest setback in a disappointing season that has left Allardyce desperately seeking to add quality to his squad. Defender Roger Johnson, on loan from League One Wolves, is his only capture to date and Allardyce said: “I had a terrible day (on Friday) when I thought that one player was signing for us and then I found out he wasn’t.” “In all the transfer windows as manager of Newcastle I’m nervous and I will be nervous until it shuts,” he said. “I think like all Premier League clubs, everybody’s for sale at some price. “We’re very conscious that we’ve got a good team and we’re trying to keep it together and push on from where we are. We’re not far behind the guys who are having such a dominant season in the top seven. We’re really kind of hanging in there and hopefully we can have an impact on that.” One man who is likely on the radars of several clubs is midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who scored twice in Saturday’s win, but Pardew was giving away little over the Frenchman’s future at the club. “I don’t really want to talk about it,” he said. “I think that’s a bit unfair after a game like this one. “He’s a class player, it’s obvious, and he’s had a great day for us, but I thought everybody played well in my team.” Press Association That was Monaco striker Lacina Traore, despite the Hammers having agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 club. They had even applied for a work permit for the 23-year-old and, following reports Everton have hijacked the deal, Allardyce admits there is little he can do. “They can apply for the work permit now. They’d have to do a separate application obviously. If we got it, they’d know they’ll get it,” he said. The Hammers boss also admitted a move for Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen was out of their reach. “I think under the circumstances at Arsenal, in the position that they’re in, in the Champions League and cup matches, they’ve had to use him as soon as any of the two defenders have been injured,” he said. “So I don’t think there’s any chance we’ll get somebody of his quality. It would be nice if I we could. “I’ve had targets and I haven’t got one yet apart from Roger Johnson, so I’ll keep going and hope we get some.” The picture is much rosier at St James’s Park, although Alan Pardew admits the transfer deadline cannot come soon enough for him as he fears losing players from his current squad.
Nigeria advanced to the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Swaziland on Tuesday.After a goalless first leg, the Super Eagles finally found a breakthrough in the 52nd minute when Moses Simon curled in a free kick.Nigeria allowed the visitors few chances from that point and doubled their advantage with Fefe Ambrose’s free kick in the 87th minute.Phumlani Dlamini was sent off in stoppage time for Swaziland as Nigeria reached the group stage.A Giovanni Sio brace helped Ivory Coast advance with a 3-0 win over Liberia, while Jean Michael Seri also scored in the 4-0 aggregate victory.Libya provided the first upset of the day as the 113th-ranked side eliminated 96th-ranked Rwanda with a 3-1 victory. Mohamed Elmonir scored twice and Mohamed Ghanudi added another goal as Libya advanced 4-1 on aggregate.Ahmed Hassan Koka scored twice as Egypt easily overturned a first-leg defeat to defeat Chad 4-0.Mohamed El Nenny and Abdalla El Said also scored first-half goals for Egypt, who advanced 4-1 on aggregate.Burkina Faso also reversed a first-leg setback to defeat Benin 2-0 and advance 3-2 on aggregate. A Jonathan Pitroipa penalty put Burkina Faso in control on 18 minutes before Bertrand Traore’s 72nd-minute goal settled matters.Cheick Diabate and Bakary Sako scored in the first half to help Mali erase a deficit from the first leg as a 2-0 win over Botswana put them through 3-2 on aggregate.Senegal cruised past Madagascar 3-0 as goals from Cheikhou Kouyate, Moussa Konate and Mame Biram Diouf separated the sides after a 2-2 draw in the first leg.Heldon scored on both sides of half-time to help Cape Verde advance at the expense of Kenya, the 2-0 win erasing the islanders’ 1-0 defeat in the first leg.Kenya’s chaotic trip to Cape Verde involved a player strike, a charter airline which refused to take off, and an unfolding scandal over money. Tunisia eliminated Mauritania with a second straight 2-1 victory.Siam Ben Youssef and Saad Bguir supplied the goals in the second half to complete the 4-2 aggregate victory.Algeria romped past 10-man Tanzania 7-0, though they were in control even before Mudathiri Yahya was sent off in the 41st minute.After the first leg finished 2-2, Yacine Brahimi put Algeria ahead in the opening minute before Faouzi Ghoulam made it 2-0, and Riyad Mahrez scored before-half-time.Islam Slimani and Ghoulam added penalties before Carl Medjani and Slimani capped the scoring. South Africa held a comfortable lead over Angola from the first leg and advanced 4-1 on aggregate after a Manucho Dinis own goal was the only scoring in Tuesday’s 1-0 second leg.Congo escaped a minor scare to win 2-1 and reach the group stage at the expense of Ethiopia.Getaneh Kebede’s first-half goal for Ethiopia levelled the aggregate score at 4-4, but Congo goals early in the second half from Francis N’Ganga and Thievy Bifouma put the tie out of reach.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports