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New Manufacturing Apprenticeships in Northwestern Pennsylvania

first_img December 04, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter New Manufacturing Apprenticeships in Northwestern Pennsylvaniacenter_img Economy,  Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Building on his commitment to expand job training, Governor Tom Wolf today announced two new apprenticeships for tool and die makers and plastic process technicians in Northwestern Pennsylvania. In partnership with the private sector, the apprenticeships will prepare workers for new jobs in the plastics and petrochemical industries in the region.“Every Pennsylvanian deserves a chance to build a rewarding career and earn a good wage,” said Governor Wolf. “These apprenticeships give students and workers hands-on experience for growing careers while earning a paycheck. It also strengthens the pipeline of talented workers that businesses need.”Apprenticeships are part of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative to invest in apprenticeships, job training and science and technology education.In Erie, a tool and die makers apprenticeship with Executool Precision Tooling was approved by the Department of Labor and Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO). The Erie Institute will provide the related technical instruction.“With our state-registered Apprenticeship Program, we are investing in our workers’ future,” said Alicia Mayes, Human Resources Manager for Executool Precision Tooling. “We welcome all interested applicants to come see us at Executool today to explore apprenticeship opportunities.”In Oil City, a plastic process technician apprenticeship with Keystone Community Education Council was recently registered with the department. Twelve regional plastics manufactures collaborated on the program. With nearly 200 plastic businesses in Northwest Pennsylvania there is a need for up to 400 new plastic process technicians.“The local plastics industry has been asking for a program like this for years,” said Lance Hummer, Executive Director of the Keystone Community Education Council. “This combination of hands-on experience and classroom learning is tailored to the exact needs of our region’s injection molders.”“Pennsylvania is becoming a major player in the petrochemical industry. Between Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, we are now the second largest producer of natural gas in the world. Plastics is a major component of the petrochemical industry and there is an incredible opportunity for growth over the next decade,” added Hummer.The Wolf administration created the ATO in 2016. The office has registered 119 new sponsors and 166 new apprenticeship programs or occupations. Pennsylvania now has 16,286 registered apprentices statewide.“The ATO is creating more apprenticeship opportunities in Pennsylvania, and with new PAsmart investments providing an additional $7 million to develop and expand registered apprenticeship programs, we are working to double the number of registered apprentices in the state by 2025,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “If you are looking for a job, are thinking about a career change, or are a business that can’t seem to find enough skilled workers, I urge you to consider apprenticeships.”For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.Visit ATO for more information about apprenticeship programs and the Apprenticeship and Training Office.last_img read more

Violence against Caribbean women targeted by Chile, OAS.

first_img Sharing is caring! Violence Must StopWASHINGTON DC, USA – A Letter of Intent to strengthen capacities in the area of violence against women in the Eastern Caribbean has been signed by Chile and the Organization of American States (OAS).Violence against women in Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines has been targeted by the initiative.“The problem still exists, but we are working very hard to reduce it,” said OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, who stressed that protecting women’s human rights was one of the OAS’ priorities.“It is very important that we continue providing technical assistance to countries to improve their legislation,” he added.Chile recently contributed US$1million for social development in the Caribbean, of which $113,000 targets gender-based violence in the region.“The ability of Caribbean countries to act together with the international community and to create a common market of 16 million people is a lesson for all of us,” said Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno.Deborah-Mae Lovell, the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the OAS, said the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) thanked Chile for its continued assistance for social development.She called the Letter of Intent “another example of the government of Chile’s partnership with the Caribbean”.In February, Chile and CARICOM held a Joint Commission in Santiago, the second time such talks had been held.The agreement was signed at the residence of Chilean Ambassador to the United States Felipe Bulnes.Caribbean 360 News 72 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Violence against Caribbean women targeted by Chile, OAS. by: – May 12, 2012center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Bill Garrett

first_imgA recent article in the Indianapolis Star related a story about Shelbyville High School retiring Bill Garrett’s No. 9 jersey.  It was a unanimous vote by the board to do so.  The question is:  Why did it take 43 years to retire his number?  Shelbyville renamed their gymnasium in his honor just 2 months after he died.  I think it would have been logical to have done it at that time as well.Garrett led the Golden Bears to their only state title in 1947.  He also was one of the players who helped break the color barrier in college basketball when he was signed by Indiana University.  Members of his family were able to attend the ceremony to retire his jersey at Shelbyville’s first game this year.last_img read more