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 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 signed an executive order to launch the next phase of PAsmart, a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment in workforce development.
Governor Wolf was joined by labor and business leaders, including Microsoft, and several cabinet secretaries to launch the next phase of PAsmart, a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment in workforce development. During the press conference in York, the governor signed an executive order to cut red tape and improve coordination between several state agencies to more effectively deliver workforce development services to Pennsylvanians.