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

Masters 2019: Can Tiger Woods overhaul Jack Nicklaus’ major record?

first_imgBut there is no trend of players winning multiple majors in their twilight years in the modern era. Every year from 40 onwards, it just gets tougher.Tiger will face the same challenges as his predecessors when it comes to confronting his advancing years — an aging body, a talented new crop awaiting their turn, and the growing sense that time will prove his greatest enemy.The debate about whether Tiger would surpass Nicklaus has been decided precisely because it has taken Woods 11 years just to add just one more to his tally. He will not get another four before the clock runs down. Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2019 The aura is back, if anyone can do this, Tiger can – Peter HansonIf this question had been posed to me a year ago, I would have needed helping back to my feet after falling off my chair laughing. But the circumstances could hardly be more different now.Tiger, beaten down by a series of agonizing back injuries, himself admitted in late 2017 that he did not know if he would play again, let alone compete at the elite level of golf. This is no ordinary player we are talking about, though.The statistics detailing his years of dominance make for remarkable reading. Even now there are times you have to double take to make sure what you are fact checking is correct.Reeling in, and then overtaking, Nicklaus would have been a task much more achievable had Tiger converted challenges at last year’s Open and US PGA Championship into victories.Yet that inimitable aura is undoubtedly back. So are the club twirls, the exquisite wedges, the cocksure body language of a serial winner.At 43, time is running out for Woods and even a player of Tiger’s extraordinary talent cannot compete at the top level forever.The competition is stronger than ever but if any player is capable of doing something to boggle the mind of even his most ardent supporter, it is Tiger Woods. He can win 18 majors and more.5 Masters. 15 Majors.1997 Masters1999 PGA Championship2000 U.S. Open2000 The Open2000 PGA Championship2001 Masters2002 Masters2002 U.S. Open2005 Masters2005 The Open2006 The Open2006 PGA Championship2007 PGA Championship2008 U.S. Open2019 Masters— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 14, 2019 It’s too late now, Tiger – Russell GreavesGolf is a sport that affords its legends a little more time to grace the stage, and not merely as bit-part players.Well into their 30s, and in some notable cases their 40s, players can enjoy starring roles at major championships.But when those in the latter age bracket do win one of the four headline events, it invariably proves to be their swansong.Nicklaus was 46 when his 18th arrived and, though he flirted with more Masters glory after that Augusta triumph, he was essentially a spent force in that regard.Gary Player managed to claim a green jacket at the age of 42, and Lee Trevino a PGA Championship title at 44. He had last triumphed at Augusta in 2005, but looked as imposing as ever down the stretch as he got the job done on Sunday.Woods is now three short of Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 majors. Two of Omnisport’s golf experts share their thoughts on whether Tiger can catch Jack. Related News Tiger Woods is a major champion once again, having claimed his 15th title almost 11 years after he last won at the highest level.Woods completed an extraordinary return to the top of the game, having overcome career-threatening injuries, by securing a one-shot victory at the Masters.center_img Masters 2019: Tiger Woods completes stunning comeback to claim fifth title Masters 2019: Tiger Woods shares special moment with son after comeback winlast_img read more

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