Governor Wolf announced a new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also providing rewarding career pathways for students and adults.
Governor Wolf released the following statement on Congress being two months late to reauthorize the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expired on September 30, 2017.
Building on efforts to emphasize safety in schools and in classrooms, Governor Wolf announced that $5 million in Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grants have been awarded to nearly 140 schools, police departments, and municipalities to support safer schools.
Governor Wolf announced three new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Montgomery, Luzerne, and Allegheny counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties.
Governor Wolf spoke to a group at Independence Blue Cross to highlight the state’s progress in fighting the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.