Pennsylvania Awards $2.4 Million to Help Schools and Employers Prepare Students for In-Demand Careers

first_img January 16, 2020 Pennsylvania Awards $2.4 Million to Help Schools and Employers Prepare Students for In-Demand Careers Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf today announced more than $2.4 million has been awarded to local workforce development boards (LWDBs) to help businesses and school districts work together to better prepare students for in-demand careers across Pennsylvania.“These investments will give students the technical training they need to get good-paying jobs when they join the workforce,” said Governor Wolf. “Building business and education partnerships will help ensure our students have the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy, while simultaneously creating new generations of highly-skilled workers for Pennsylvania employers.”The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) awarded $2.4 million for Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grants to 19 LWDBs. The partnerships will connect schools, employers, and students to provide career-related experiences and opportunities through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring, all with the goal of preparing students for good local jobs.L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today highlighted the $100,000 grant award for the Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB) at a press conference in Media, where he was joined by Educational Data Systems Inc. (EDSI), Delaware County Community College, and local workforce development and education representatives. Oleksiak then visited the College’s nursing and manufacturing simulation labs where students receive hand-on training on industry relevant equipment.“Last year the commonwealth funded BEP grant activities to serve more than 20,000 individuals across the commonwealth,” said Oleksiak. “These strategic partnerships benefit employers by educating tomorrow’s workforce and helping them become more job-ready, while providing students with a solid first work experience to put them squarely on the path to success.”The DCWDB, in partnership with EDSI, will use BEP funds to expand the Two-Generation Career Exploration and Education Program to serve adults and high school students residing in Delaware County who are interested in exploring manufacturing or health care careers. Now in its sixth year, the program’s goal is to provide activities for both students and their parents or guardians to better prepare them to join the workforce in high-priority occupations.“The Business-Education Partnership grant provided the opportunity for EDSI, the Chamber of Commerce, local school districts, the Delaware County Community College and employers to work in a true collaborative spirit to positively impact youth in our county,” said EDSI Regional Director of Operations Roe Falcone. “This collaboration provided youth with the opportunity to learn about the health care and manufacturing fields through career panels, a career awareness day and industry specific boot camps.”The following 19 LWDBs received Business-Education Partnership grants:Berks County Workforce Development Board $110,955Bucks County Workforce Development Board $118,200Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board $121,080Chester County Workforce Development Board $150,000Delaware County Workforce Development Board $100,000Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board $158,915Lancaster County Workforce Development Board $100,000Luzerne-Schuylkill Workforce Development Board $100,000North Central Workforce Development Board $191,498Northern Tier Workforce Development Board $131,006Northwest Workforce Development Board $120,000Philadelphia Workforce Development Board $137,952Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board $100,000South Central Workforce Development Board $200,000Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board $ 77,387Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board $100,000Three Rivers Workforce Development Board $161,958Tri-County Workforce Development Board $100,000West Central Workforce Development Board $150,000The Business-Education Partnership grants from L&I are funded at 100 percent through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act. For more information about the Business-Education Partnership awards, visit the Department of Labor & Industry.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mrs. Sue Lee (Benham) Christman

first_imgMrs. Sue Lee (Benham) Christman, age 86, of Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on November 30,1930, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Corwin and Lilyan (Turner) Benham. She was raised in Saluda where she and her sister, Joan, and cousin Sherry (Benham) Ashley often played in the creeks that fed into the Ohio River. She graduated from Saluda High School in 1948 where she played on the girls basketball team. While on her lunch breaks, she often dipped ice cream to sell at her parents Saluda General Store that was across the street from the school. In early years, she worked at Ingal’s Drugstore in Madison, Indiana. She also worked as a dental assistant in Madison. Sue attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky after high school. Additionally, she attended Indiana University. Sue was united in marriage on December 31, 1952, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Pleasant, Indiana, to Harold Ross “Mose” Christman. To this union was born a daughter, Leesa, and two sons, Randy and Roger to bless their home. Sue and Mose shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 26, 1999. Sue and Harold owned and operated a gas station in Orlando, Florida for two years in conjunction with friends, Ben and Pat Frazier. In 1955, Sue and Mose returned to Indiana to help run the family farm in Pleasant which she continued to operate after his death. Sue often cooked for “hands” that helped on the farm. Meals were served wherever needed – at picnic tables in the yard, in her home, or in the tobacco warehouses. She was the bookkeeper for the family farm, the Badger equipment business, and the silo construction business. In the early 70’s Sue trained to become an EMT for the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. She was very active in 4-H leadership and donated countless volunteer hours to the Jr. Leader program. She was an active member and often an officer of many community service organizations – Pleasant Elementary PTA, Moorefield Fire Department Auxiliary, Switzerland County Tourism Board, Swiss Villa, and Pleasant Cemetery Association. She held many of these offices until falling ill earlier this year. She was also a member of the Night Owls and North Madison Christian Church. In recent years, Sue operated Mama Sue’s Antiques located inside the Old School Café building in Pleasant, Indiana where she often greeted and visited with customers of the café. Sue enjoyed gardening, going to auctions, traveling, cooking, family get togethers, and adventures with friends. She loved the beach – especially Emerald Isle, North Carolina, where she often vacationed with family. She also enjoyed giving – gifts – her time, her energy, her heart and her love. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, and her community. Sue passed away at 1:45 am, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana. Sue will be deeply missed by her daughter, Leesa Olds and her companion: Brian Gallagher of Morgantown, IN; her sons, Randy Christman and his wife: Kelly of Cary, NC and Roger Christman of Pleasant, IN; her grandchildren, Stacy, Kelsey, Mallory, Mandy, Daniel, Geoffrey, Abbie and Kinslea; her great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kadence, Brenin, Danilyn, Nolan, Henry and Brian and her faithful furry companion, Lady.She was preceded in death by her parents, Corwin and Lilyan (Turner) Benham; her husband of 46 years, Harold Ross “Mose” Christman, died February 26, 1999; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca M. Christman, died June 8, 2001 and her sister, Joan Davis.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 2:00 pm, by Bro. Bob Hicks, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Response, Pleasant Cemetery Fund, Community Foundation of Switzerland County or to the Angela Hoskins Memorial Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

A new project for exconvicts of Corradino Correctional Facility

first_imgParliamentary Secretary for Social Accommodation Roderick Galdes announces the second project of specialised housing-10, Mid-Dlam għad-Dawl, Triq Matty Grima, Bormla-24-6-2019Parliamentary Secretary for Social Accommodation Roderick Galdes announces the second project of specialised housing-10, Mid-Dlam għad-Dawl, Triq Matty Grima, Bormla-24-6-2019 Ex-convicts from Corradino Correctional Facility are being given a chance to get back on their feet through a new project called “Dar bla hitan.” – ‘House Without Walls’ This project will offer housing and it is also understood to be child friendly.The announcement was made by Parliament Secretary Roderick Galdes, in which he mentioned that the project will be funded by the government and located in Birgu. George Busutill, Chief Executive of the Association said that this project is being conducted with the help of the Institute of Family Therapy. The Executive of the Housing Authority Leonid McKay said that this programme will offer specialised services and continuous support.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more