March Jobs That Pay Update: PAsmart, Job Creation, and Infrastructure Investments
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
March 16, 2018
This month, Governor Wolf announced a $50 million plan to invest in workforce development, expanded Amazon tech operations in PA, and a facelift for America’s oldest bridge.
Helping Pennsylvanians Get Job Training
Governor Wolf outlined PAsmart, a $50 million investment in PA’s workforce that will help connect residents with training and job opportunities. Leading this effort, the governor announced new apprenticeship programs, grants to support job training partnerships between schools and businesses, and $1.2 million in funding to expand job and skill training in more than 38 school districts.
As companies continue to build up operations in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf announced Amazon’s plans to expand the company’s tech hub in Pittsburgh — an effort that will create 125 new tech jobs in the Steel City. In addition, the governor announced loan approvals that will help create and retain nearly 500 jobs across the commonwealth.
Governor Wolf announced more than $22 million in funding to support infrastructure across PA. Projects include a hub for retail and community services for distressed communities in West Philadelphia, safety enhancements for 41 intersections across the commonwealth, and the rehabilitation of America’s oldest bridge.
In addition, Governor Wolf announced $705,000 in funding for the development and promotion of Pennsylvania brews.
Highlights from February – March 2018
- Governor Wolf Announces New State Funding for Development of Mixed-use Building on Vacant Lot in West Philadelphia
- Wolf Administration Celebrates Expansion of Existing Amazon Tech Hub in Pittsburgh, Creation of More Than 100 Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces 35 Municipalities to Improve Traffic Safety with Red Light Enforcement Funds
- Governor Wolf Announces $705,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers
- Governor Wolf Announces $1.2 Million to Expand Job and Skills Training for Students
- Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 15 Business Projects in 13 Counties, Supporting Nearly 500 Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces Rehabilitation Work to Begin on Seven Bridges, including America’s Oldest, in Philadelphia Region
- Governor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Programs in Central Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Outlines PAsmart, New Workforce Development Initiative to Help Pennsylvanians Get Job Training
- Governor Wolf Launches Mentor-Protégé Program to Help Small Diverse Businesses Better Compete for State Contracts
- Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million Available for School and Business Partnerships to Expand Job Training
- Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Grove Collaborative, Inc., Creating 100 New Lancaster County Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Programs in Western Pennsylvania
Highlights from Instagram
I was in Pittsburgh today to officially kick off PAsmart, my new workforce development initiative that will help Pennsylvanians build successful careers by connecting them with job training and companies looking for their new skill sets. In addition to centralizing our apprenticeship, career development, and education resources from across state agencies, PAsmart is also about collaborating with employers to make better investments in STEM, computer science, and technical education. Pennsylvania is creating the most talented and prepared workforce in the nation — visit the link in my bio for more information.
Meet Stan — he’s helping to train the next generation of precision grinders at New Century Careers in Pittsburgh where he’s been an instructor for 10 years. On Friday, we were at New Century to officially kick off my new workforce development initiative: PAsmart. With over six decades of experience in his trade, he wanted to make sure that this important skill is passed down to the next generation of workers. Across our commonwealth, our businesses are growing and increasing the demand for skilled labor. That’s why my administration has centralized programs and resources from across state agencies that help Pennsylvanians learn the skills they need to build family-sustaining careers and prepare them for the jobs we have available right now.
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