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

NLDS Highlights: Max Muncy, Kike Hernández give Dodgers early lead

first_img— MLB (@MLB) October 10, 2019An official review sent Joc Pederson back to second with a ground rule double.Dodger fans watching at the stadium and in their living rooms shared reaction to the first inning home run.Home Run Dodgers! #NLDSgame5 AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! — Rebecca Venis (@rvenis) October 10, 2019 Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers take a 3-0 lead with homers by Max Muncy and Hernandez @InsideSoCalSpts— Scott Varley (@VarleyPhoto) October 10, 2019Strasburg has allowed five hits, three earned runs and a walk in two innings pitched. He has one strikeout.Third inning:Walker Buehler has two strikeouts while allowing one hit and a walk after three innings pitched.Fourth inning:Clutch catch by Cody Bellinger. The Dodgers lead Nationals 3-0.Spoiler alert: He caught it.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 10, 2019Sixth inning:The Nationals scored their first run of the game in the top of the inning against Walker Buehler. A Dodgers’ double play at first and second recorded the first two outs. Kenta Maeda was also seen warming up in the bullpen.Seventh inning:Buehler comes out to start the inning at 97 pitches. Clayton Kershaw is warming up in the Dodgers’ bullpen.Buehler’s 100th pitch is a 94-mph fastball that hit Kurt Suzuki in the head. Suzuki was able to walk off the field on his own and headed into the dugout to get checked out.Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler (21) hits Washington Nationals Kurt Suzuki (28) with a pitch in game 5 of the NLDS @InsideSoCalSpts @jphoornstra— Scott Varley (@VarleyPhoto) October 10, 2019After a career high 117 pitches from Buehler, his night is done. Kershaw comes in the finish the inning.Eighth inning:Kershaw gives up a home run to Anthony Rendon. On the next at-bat, Juan Soto hits a solo home run of his own to tie the game at 3.Kershaw’s night is done. Maeda is in.Ninth inning:Joe Kelly comes in and records the first strikeout of the inning. Dodgers and Nationals remain tied at 3.Kelly and the Dodgers come out clean in the top of the 9th inning quickly.Dodgers have the winning run with Hernández on first.Tenth inning:HOWIE. KENDRICK. #NLDS— MLB (@MLB) October 10, 2019The Nationals have loaded the bases with Kelly on the mound. Howie Kendrick hits a grand slam and the Nationals lead 7-3.Nationals advance. Dodgers eliminated.Related Articles how grandma josie feels about that max muncy homerun #dodgers— zak puno (@ZakPuno) October 10, 2019Second inning: Kike Hernández hit a solo home run to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead against the Nationals.¡VAMOS, KIKÉ!— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 10, 2019 How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Follow along for in-game highlights and updates throughout Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals.First inning:Max Muncy hit a 2-run home run to give the Dodgers an early lead against pitcher Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals in the first inning at Dodger Stadium.THAT one is over the fence! #NLDS Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more