Governor Wolf: 1,000 Students to Get On-the Job Experience at Local Employers

first_imgSouthwest Corner Workforce Development Board$94,358 Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board$317,963 Philadelphia Works, Inc.$730,065 Governor Wolf: 1,000 Students to Get On-the Job Experience at Local Employers Montgomery County WDB$106,088 Bucks County Workforce Development Board$217,663 West Central Workforce Development Board$141,632 Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board$390,344 “These funds will allow us to expand opportunities for youth employment with public sector, for-profit and non-profit employers, and establish exciting career paths for young adults,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “Governor Wolf wants to build the strongest workforce in the nation and has proposed additional funding for his PAsmart initiative to further improve access to education, apprenticeships and training programs for students and workers.”The SLIP funding to encourage internship opportunities is in addition to Governor Wolf’s recent budget request for additional funding for the PAsmart initiative. PAsmart grants will encourage partnerships with private industry throughout Pennsylvania with on-the-job training, and also support science and technology education in fast growing careers.The 2019 SLIP is 100 percent funded through federal money made available from WIOA.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. Tri-County Workforce Development Board$53,112 Lancaster County WDB$109,718 February 22, 2019 Partner4Work$146,138 Education,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf continued his commitment to provide students and young adults with the work experience opportunities to succeed in college or start their careers. Today the governor announced $4.4 million for local summer internship programs.“These funds will provide at least 1,000 young Pennsylvanians with paid work experiences to help them develop the job skills they need to succeed in our 21st century economy,” said Governor Wolf. “The State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) provides for summer internships with local employers across the commonwealth to give program participants the real-world work experience they need to pursue future employment opportunities.”The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) provided SLIP funding to all 22 Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) that submitted proposals. The program, funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), helps young adults develop workforce preparation skills helps and provides participants with their first work experience.The 2019 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 6 and August 30, 2019. The program will offer wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 years.Following is a list of the 22 LWDBs that received SLIP funds: Chester County Workforce Development Board$28,893center_img Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board$220,137 Northwest WDB$83,122 LWDBFunding Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board$415,306 Northern Tier Workforce Development Board$94,778 Berks County Workforce Development Board$59,602 Delaware County WDB$130,636 North Central Workforce Development Board$430,971 Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board$106,221 Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board$221,841 SCPa Works$177,039 Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Development Board$124,372 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tennis champ Kvitova suffers knife attack, injures playing hand

first_imgBy Robert MullerPRAGUE, Czech Republic (Reuters) – Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova suffered severe injuries to her playing hand yesterday defending herself from a knife-wielding intruder in her apartment, an attack she said left her “fortunate to be alive”.The tennis world number 11 said she would need to consult specialists about the injury, and gave no indication when she might be able to play again.“In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand,” she said on her Twitter account @Petra_Kvitova. “The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this.”Kvitova was attacked in her flat in the city of Prostejov, about 260 km (160 miles) southeast of Prague, the site of a tennis club where she, men’s world number 10 Tomas Berdych and other top-ranked Czech tennis players train.Karel Tejkal, spokesman for the Czech Fed Cup team, told Czech media the morning attack had been “a random criminal act” and she had not been specifically targeted.The Czech Republic won the Fed Cup, the premier national team competition in women’s tennis, for the third year in a row in November.The website of newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes said the intruder presented himself to Kvitova as a boiler inspector.“What has happened to me was not pleasant at all, but it is already behind me,” she said in an earlier statement issued on the Fed Cup team’s Facebook page.“The main thing for me now is that the doctors will determine how my hand is doing. I trust them and I believe that it will end well.”The hard-hitting left-hander has been a near constant in the world’s Top 10 since 2011, rising as high as number 2 that year, when she won the first of her two Wimbledon singles titles.She slipped in the rankings this year but showed improved form in recent months, winning the Wuhan Open title in October and the season-ending WTA Elite trophy in November.In 1993, then-world number 1 Monica Seles was stabbed courtside during a break at a tournament in Germany by a man who admitted having an obsession with her rival Steffi Graf. The attack forced Seles out of tennis for two years.last_img read more

EPL: Tevez tames Liverpool as battling City get draw

first_imgReigning champions Manchester City twice came from behind in a 2-2 draw away to Liverpool that denied Brendan Rodgers his first Premier League win as Reds manager on Sunday.Martin Skrtel went from hero to villain in the course of an exciting match at Anfield, heading Liverpool in front before his loose back-pass set up the goal for Carlos Tevez that saw City make it 2-2 ten minutes from time.A much-improved Liverpool, shock 3-0 losers to West Bromwich Albion last week, took the lead when Skrtel powered in a header from Steven Gerrard’s 34th minute corner.But City, who came through a see-saw clash to beat newcomers Southampton 3-2 in their league opener, were level in the 63rd minute when Yaya Toure capitalised on the failure of Liverpool’s Martin Kelly to clear a Tevez cross.However, parity lasted for just three minutes until, following a Jack Rodwell handball, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez curled the ensuing 20-yard free-kick round the wall and beyond the despairing dive of City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart.But Argentina striker Tevez, with his 100th goal in English football, drew City level again in the 80th minute when he seized on a stray back-pass from defender Skrtel and then calmly rounded Pepe Reina before slotting home. Earlier, Arsenal failed to score for the second league match in a row following the departure of star striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United as they were held to a goalless draw away to Stoke.“It is not good enough,” Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports after the Gunners second straight 0-0 stalemate.“We had some really good chances but at the moment we are not taking them. The same thing happened last week.”Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was pleased by his side’s defensive performance but said he was looking to bring in more players to the London club before Friday’s transfer deadline.“I’m pleased with what I have, but yes, I anticipate that we will do something still,” Wenger said. “We are still in the market. Defensive midfielder, it depends on the quality of the players available.”The Frenchman’s Stoke counterpart, Tony Pulis, said: “It was a good result, (but) there are things we are not happy with and can do better.last_img read more