Gov. Shapiro executive order directs $400 million to infrastructure workforce training
Organizations doing infrastructure work funded by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or Inflation Reduction Act, like road and bridge repair, expanding high-speed internet access, and replacing lead pipes, will be eligible for the new program.
Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee
The grants are intended to help individuals from underserved communities, the administration said.
Pa. flips the switch on electrical apprenticeships | Five for the Weekend
Some $297K in state funding will help JATC of Shamokin Electricians IBEW LU 607 prepare apprentices for in-demand jobs.
Want to fix that worker shortage? Pa.’s autistic, neurodiverse residents are ready | Opinion
Different brains communicate differently and have different priorities Accepting that both are valuable would make a world of difference.
Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget
After a month of hints, Gov. Tom Wolf will finally lay out his 2020 budget on Tuesday in front of a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the middle of a busy news week. This year, it’s the same day as the State of the Union address, the day after the Iowa Caucus, […]
Pa. tapped for $2.3M, six-state workforce development effort | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We’re back from the beach, tanned, rested and ready to dive, feet-first, into what’s sure to be a busy back-to-school season for both the kids and our elected leaders. But before we get rolling, how about super-ultra-mega-wicked thanks to Associate Editor Sarah Anne Hughes? We can’t thank her enough for ably keeping things rolling […]
Pa. budget on its way to Gov. Wolf after education bill dispute temporarily derails process
Negotiations between the Senate and House over the concerns are set to restart Friday morning. A measure to reconsider the bill was already filed by the Democrats.
Promoting trade jobs is front and center in package of Pa. House bills
House Republicans trumpeted the passage of a slew of workforce development bills this week — a top priority for the chamber's leadership and what they hope will be an easy sell to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
Here’s how York County is working to close the workforce gap | Opinion
We've created “Pathways to Prosperity”, a countywide workforce development plan that will help us reach our goals.
Wolf creates workforce development command center
Surrounded by business, union, and legislative leaders, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive creating a state workforce development command center. The panel will include three members of Wolf’s cabinet and three representatives of the private sector, including state AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr. These six members […]
Five takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget
From a minimum wage increase to a new fee on municipalities
Wolf, lawmakers can’t miss this chance to help Pennsylvania workers | Opinion
A budget is more than a series of line items and partisan proxy positions. It's a statement of principles.