This month, the commonwealth reached a major economic milestone as Governor Tom Wolf made the first deposit to the state’s reserves in nearly a decade, secured $30 million for his first-of-its-kind investment in workforce development, and raised the minimum wage for state employees.
Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Five Projects to Promote Energy Efficiency, Support Farmers, and Spur Economic DevelopmentJuly 17, 2018
Governor Wolf announced five new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will benefit Pennsylvania residents and businesses through promoting energy efficiency, providing farmers with crucial loan funding, and building out infrastructure to bring abundant energy to homes and commercial buildings.
Governor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Opportunities for Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation in Western PennsylvaniaJuly 16, 2018
Governor Wolf announced the approval of a grant to PA Heavy & Highway to expand its apprenticeship program to train additional workers in the fields of heavy equipment operation, construction form carpentry, and construction labor.
Governor Wolf announced today the State Board of Veterinary Medicine waived its enforcement of a 10-year automatic ban on certification for vet tech applicants with a past felony drug conviction, following his recommendation that licensing boards remove barriers to employment.
Governor Wolf joined local officials and workers at the IBEW Local 5 and Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association Apprenticeship Training Center in Pittsburgh to announce a $10 million investment in apprenticeships and other job training opportunities for Pennsylvania workers and the economy through his PAsmart initiative.