Harrisburg, PA – Tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf will announce new job-creating investments in manufacturing and workforce development through the launch of his new Manufacturing PA initiative.
“We need to support our students and trainees by making sure they have the best possible training programs and we need to support our businesses, so they can innovate, grow and thrive,” said Governor Wolf. “My Manufacturing PA initiative is where these two goals meet.”
In response to the specific needs expressed by Pennsylvania’s manufacturers, Governor Wolf established three new programs, each of which will provide support for Pennsylvania’s manufacturing community in different ways:
- The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career Grant program will help companies identify and train a skilled workforce while creating a workplace culture that enables the workforce to advance and the company to grow.
- The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program will leverage the internationally acclaimed science and engineering talent and discovery capacity of Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher education to help ensure that the commonwealth remains an international leader in manufacturing.
- Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Centers will expand their outreach to include small and medium-sized businesses, and will continue to provide technical, strategic, and market-based assistance to Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector.
The programs will take advantage of the expertise of the Department of Community and Economic Development’s strategic partners including the National Institutes of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership funded Industrial Resource Centers, Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations.
The governor will be joined by state and local leaders, and members of the workforce development, education, and manufacturing communities tomorrow at the National Museum of Industrial History, where he will provide details on the components of Manufacturing PA.