Governor Wolf Approves Funding to Help Berks County Job Seekers Overcome Work Barriers and Attain Manufacturing Careers

first_imgGovernor Wolf Approves Funding to Help Berks County Job Seekers Overcome Work Barriers and Attain Manufacturing Careers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 21, 2018center_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) to provide manufacturing career training to individuals with barriers, especially those for whom English is a second language. The new training program, developed using input from local manufacturers, will strengthen the area workforce and provide job seekers with the opportunity to attain reliable, good-paying careers in manufacturing.“It’s so important that we train our workers – especially those with barriers – and give them the opportunity to get family-sustaining jobs in manufacturing,” Governor Wolf said. “This new program from the GRCA will provide those opportunities for workers while also expanding the talent pool for manufacturers in the area.”The grant will provide $102,805 to GRCA to develop a new training initiative to help unemployed or underemployed individuals who face barriers – such as those who speak English as a second language – to gain employment with local manufacturers. Participating individuals will attend a comprehensive skill certification training program to increase their skill levels to meet the needs of manufacturers, providing local companies with qualified entry-level applicants who can fill positions of need. Through a defined series of courses over 10 weeks, 66 individuals will acquire both the critical business and adaptive skills desired by employers. Before employees can work on developing adaptive skills, individuals must master critical business skills including basic business math, effective work habits, time management, and customer service.“This new training program will be transformative for our local workforce and manufacturers,” said Randy Peers, GRCA president & CEO. “The program is designed to empower participants with the enhanced language and adaptive skills that are necessary to thrive in the new manufacturing environment. We are changing lives while creating a pipeline of motivated prospective employees to help our local manufacturers succeed today and in the future.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.This grant to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance builds on the governor’s other efforts to promote manufacturing in Berks County such as a recently-approved grant to Reading Area Community College. Governor Wolf also recently announced other Training-to-Career grants to Workforce Solutions of North Central Pennsylvania, the Precision Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Research Center, the Greater Johnstown Career & Technical Center and Robert Morris University.The Training-to-Career grant is one of three components of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative, along with Industrial Resource Centers and the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program, that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

UN launches competition to design memorial to victims of slavery

first_img 10 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Ambassador Raymond Wolfe of Jamaica. UN photoNEW YORK, USA — The committee tasked with building a permanent memorial at the United Nations to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade on Friday launched a global competition for the design of the structure to remind the world that millions of Africans were violently removed from their homelands, abused and robbed of their dignity.The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will administer the design competition, Ambassador Raymond Wolfe of Jamaica, the chair of the Permanent Memorial Committee on Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, told a news conference at UN Headquarters.“As we launch the competition I am pleased to report that all stakeholders including the members of the committee, Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Africa Group which participated in the negotiations are supremely confident that UNESCO will manage a transparent, inclusive and politically impartial selection process,” said Wolfe.He urged ministries of foreign affairs and culture of member states to disseminate information about the design competition so that a “rich and diverse pool of applications can be submitted to UNESCO for consideration.” The deadline for submitting designs to the competition is 19 December 2011.Philippe Kridelka, the director of UNESCO’s New York office and representative to the UN, noted that the monument will not only be a symbol, but part of an education process in memory of slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.Some $4.5 million is required to build the monument, and just over $1 million has been raised through donations from states and other sources. Wolfe encouraged corporations, philanthropists and the private sector to contribute to the project.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Share NewsRegional UN launches competition to design memorial to victims of slavery by: – October 1, 2011last_img read more

NFF moving into online match reporting system – Kalli

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Babagana Kalli, an Executive Committee member of Nigeria Football Federation, says the federation is gradually working towards moving into the online match reporting system in accordance with global best practices.Kalli said both the NFF and League Management Company were working along with the Federation of International Football Associations and the Confederation of African Football in this regard.“Our online reporting system is our new innovation, and we are working accordingly with FIFA and CAF on this,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.Kalli who spoke during the 2019 NFF Match Commissioners Seminar said this new trend was already being prepared for immediately.“For the 2019 seminar, the NFF and its relevant committee on this are employing the services of four resource persons.“They will help train our members on various principles of match reporting including online match reporting.“One of the resource persons will teach on online match reporting system so that Nigeria will also be part of the global movement,” Kalli who is Chairman of NFF Match Commissioners Appointments Committee said.He added that his promise to football stakeholders that the issue of late submission of match reports by Match Commissioners would be a thing of the past was still relevant.Kalli said this was evident in the fact that both the NFF and LMC were moving from the analog system to digital system of match reporting.“We are moving from the analog to the digital system of reporting. Very soon, late submission of match reports will be a thing of the past, at least in the next two years,” he said.Tags: Babagana KalliNFFlast_img read more

Diakali heading to Aintree

first_imgWillie Mullins will rely on Diakali in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle on Thursday. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ stable star was badly hampered by the fatal fall of Our Conor at Cheltenham, but the way he flashed home up the hill suggested he would have played a part in the finish. The New One was narrowly beaten by Zarkandar as a novice in this race last season and Twiston-Davies and his jockey-son, Sam, will be hoping for a bit more fortune. Taking him on is former champion hurdler Rock On Ruby after connections decided to put a chasing career on the back-burner following an error-strewn round of jumping in the Arkle. Another reverting to the smaller obstacles is Nicky Henderson’s Grandouet. With Zarkandar likely to take up on option on Saturday in the Silver Cross Stayers’ Hurdle, Paul Nicholls instead relies upon Irish Saint and Ptit Zig in the two-and-a-half-mile contest. Alan King’s Grumeti, winner of the Grade One four-year-old juvenile hurdle at the meeting two years ago, completes the field of seven. The grey ran such a game race when finishing fourth under top weight in the County Hurdle when last seen at the Cheltenham Festival and takes on a classy field in Liverpool. The New One will attempt to atone for an unlucky run in the Champion Hurdle by aiming to go one better than 12 months ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more