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

Lambert hails Benteke

first_img Benteke made an £8million move from Genk to Villa last summer and has so far scored 15 goals, forming an effective partnership with 10-goal Andreas Weimann. The Belgian has inevitably been the subject of speculation linking him with potential moves away from Villa this summer. Lambert said: “Will Benteke be coveted by a lot of clubs? It’s a hard one to say because he has only been here for a few months, less than a year. “I don’t know whether people will say ‘Let’s see how he does next year’, or do they go, ‘We’ll take a chance’. “I don’t think you can stop clubs from trying to make a bid for him. “I can’t stop that, but the fact is that the big lad has three years left (of his contract), he’s only 22, and he has been playing well. “They might take a punt. He has a few years left here. It’s not something I worry about. I know he has been playing well.” Lambert admits the winner of the prestigious award is likely to be one from Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez after their feats with Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. But the Villa manager named Benteke when asked for his list of potential candidates for the final list from which the winner will be decided, saying: “Has Benteke an outside chance? I don’t know. He’s had a great season, Christian, but I also think the lad at Swansea (Michu) has had a great season. I think people will look at the big three, Van Persie, Bale and Suarez, to maybe get it.” Paul Lambert has pinpointed Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke as a candidate for the PFA Player of The Year award shortlist.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kelly Cross, women’s lacrosse player that crashed into Mount steps, no longer enrolled at SU

first_img Published on August 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Kelly Cross, the women’s lacrosse player driving the car that hit the Mount Olympus steps in late March is no longer enrolled at Syracuse University, an SU Athletics spokeswoman confirmed.Cross, a junior midfielder, crashed a white Ford Explorer into four support poles, sending a newspaper box about 25 feet. The crash was reported at 2:27 a.m., and Cross checked into Upstate Hospital between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. The cause of the crash is still unknown. The morning of the crash, a DPS officer said Cross was lucky to be alive. The stairs closed temporarily for repairs, but eventually reopened.Four days after the crash, Cross was indefinitely suspended and did not play any games with SU after her suspension. She was not allowed to travel to with the team, but was allowed to practice.“Kids may make mistakes, but we still stick behind them and we don’t isolate them and throw them to the curb,” SU head coach Gary Gait said.Cross had started every game for the Orange until her crash and had been fourth on the team in goals (14), assists (six) and points (20) at the time of the crash. Cross’ sister, Julie Cross, had committed to play women’s lacrosse at SU, but it could not be confirmed whether she is still enrolled at SU. A freshman named Julie Cross is listed on Syracuse University’s directory, however.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo calls to the Cross family have gone unanswered. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Transformers – Age of Extinction is playing at Wellington Regent

first_imgMovie Synopsis:TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. (C) Paramount Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Million Ways to Die in the West.Follow us on Twitter. Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 17%. Audience review: 56% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater: This week at the Regent Theater: “Transformers – Age of Extinction” (Movie trailer is below). Rated: PG-13 Time: 2 hours 45 min. When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.last_img read more