Gov. Wolf at Process Tech Education Center Groundbreaking Vows to Build Strongest Workforce in the Nation

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Monaca, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today vowed to build the strongest workforce in the nation, citing an example set by the continued expansion of the Shell Center for Process Technology Education at the Community College of Beaver County. While at the center’s Phase II groundbreaking ceremony, the governor congratulated the college for its efforts to train skilled professionals for careers at the Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant and related industry facilities.“When you have a project like the Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant that has the potential to create more than 100,000 direct and indirect jobs, you need to find ways to train the workforce, and collaborative efforts like this between education providers and employers are one of the best ways to do that,” Gov. Wolf said.Last year the college secured a $1 million gift from Shell and a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to help fund the Phase II addition to the Shell Center for Process Technology Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education provided a matching $2 million grant to move forward with the construction for which the groundbreaking took place today.CCBC’s four-semester associate in applied science program in Process Technology, or PTEC, trains students to be process technicians. These professionals are responsible for the set-up, operation, monitoring, and control of today’s advanced manufacturing facilities and processes. Graduates are equipped to fill critical roles for high-demand, high-earning careers in industries that include chemical, petrochemical, nuclear power, and steel manufacturing among others.One of Gov. Wolf’s initiatives to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce is the new Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center, which is led by a team of three private sector industry leaders and three of Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries working together to identify and quickly react to roadblocks faced by businesses in Pennsylvania.The Command Center is constantly seeking creative solutions to address the state’s education and workforce needs through employer engagement, and sharing these promising practices so workers can easily find the next steps to move out of a low-wage job and into a family-sustaining career and existing businesses can find skilled workers to fill openings so potential businesses see that Pennsylvania has the workforce it needs.In addition to the Command Center, Gov. Wolf’s plan to create the strongest 21st workforce includes:• Expanding PAsmart, a new innovative $30 million investment in STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training that prioritizes partnerships among schools, employers and communities. The governor is proposing an additional $10 million for PAsmart to expand job training to more adult workers.• Proposing the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) in the 2019-20 budget. SWEAP builds on the success of PAsmart to provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. The plan expands access to early childhood education, increases investments in schools, and partners with the private sector.• Launching the Apprenticeship and Training Office resulting in 138 new sponsors and 193 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, increasing the total number of registered apprentices to 16,866 statewide.• Starting the Manufacturing PA Initiative to support critical training in the important sector of that economy.• Joining the Skillful State Network, a nonprofit initiative of the Markle Foundation to emphasize the importance of skills so workers, particularly those without four-year college degrees, can get good jobs in the changing economy.“As a business owner, I recognize the importance of workforce development,” Gov. Wolf said. “So, I’ve set an ambitious goal of making Pennsylvania’s workforce the strongest in the nation. We want to be ready to heed the call when a company, like Shell, decides to call Pennsylvania home.” Gov. Wolf at Process Tech Education Center Groundbreaking Vows to Build Strongest Workforce in the Nation May 02, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Fordham looks to end streak vs GW

first_imgSENIOR STUDS: George Washington has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Armel Potter, Jameer Nelson Jr., Jamison Battle and Arnaldo Toro have collectively accounted for 60 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 65 percent of all Colonials points over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Potter has either made or assisted on 55 percent of all George Washington field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 24 field goals and 37 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Colonials are 0-10 when they score 62 points or fewer and 12-7 when they exceed 62 points. The Rams are 0-14 when allowing 62 or more points and 7-7 on the season, otherwise.COMING UP SHORT: Fordham has dropped its last eight road games, scoring 51 points and allowing 65.1 points during those contests. George Washington is on a three-game home losing streak, scoring an average of 61 points while giving up 75.7.DID YOU KNOW: The Fordham defense has allowed only 62.3 points per game to opponents, which is the 17th-lowest figure in the country. The George Washington offense has produced just 66.6 points through 29 games (ranked 271st among Division I teams). Fordham looks to end streak vs GW Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFordham (7-21, 1-15) vs. George Washington (12-17, 6-10)Charles E. Smith Center, Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: George Washington looks to extend Fordham’s conference losing streak to 11 games. Fordham’s last A10 win came against the George Washington Colonials 59-54 on Jan. 22. George Washington lost 75-51 to VCU in its most recent game. Associated Press center_img March 3, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC,,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

What Message has Amel Tuka sent after the Triumph?

first_imgThe best athlete in BiH, Amel Tuka, defended the title of the best in the 800m discipline at the 22nd International Athletic Rally in Velenje, Slovenia.Tuka, who set up the record in 800 meters last year, did not make another record this time but confirmed the standard for the London World Championships.“First place in Velenje with great 1: 45.34! The standard for the World Cup in London this year and currently the second highest score in Europe at 800 meters! Let’s go on for even better results,” said Tuka.(Source: faktor)last_img