Governor Wolf Touts Workforce Development, Job Training Programs in Lancaster

first_img December 16, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Tec Centro in Lancaster to highlight the importance of workforce development and job training, especially for middle class families and underserved communities.“Tec Centro is a remarkable program, combining language development, basic education, skills training, and job placement into one comprehensive service that helps people gain the experience and training they need to get jobs right here in Lancaster,” Governor Wolf said. “The Commonwealth’s investment of $250,000, at the urging of Rep. Mike Sturla (Lancaster), will allow Tec Centro to deliver their premier training programs to more residents of Lancaster.“This expansion will be an essential component in their plan to bring education and job training to the residents of Lancaster County, so that they can be prepared to join the workforce and have the skills needed to fill, and excel in, good middle class, family sustaining jobs.”Governor Wolf’s core focus includes ensuring Pennsylvania’s economy is creating middle class jobs and that Pennsylvania workers have access to training that prepares them to take hold of those jobs. Nearly 100,000 more Pennsylvanians are working since this time two years ago, and in 2016, the Wolf Administration secured commitments for creating and retaining more than 200,000 full-time jobs and the investment of nearly $1.1 billion in Pennsylvania’s economy.Tec Centro’s service delivery system integrates language development, adult basic education, skills training, and job placement into one comprehensive service which is community based and culturally competent.“This funding will allow Lancaster’s Tec Centro to expand their services and provide great opportunities for the community,” said Rep. Sturla. “As the state’s premier bilingual vocation training center, it provides opportunities in family-sustaining careers. I am glad that I was able to help ensure they have the funding needed to educate and train as many individuals as possible.”Tec Centro has started to deeply address the workforce development issues affecting the Latino community in Lancaster. The success of Tec Centro will provide an important replication model much needed in Latino communities across the Commonwealth.“We are particularly pleased that Governor Wolf has visited Tec Centro because our leadership, staff, and students have been working diligently to create a workforce development vehicle that succeeds with marginalized communities who need an integrated strategy of language development, adult basic education, bilingual skills training, and job placement,” said Carlos Graupera, President and CEO of the Spanish American Civic Association, which runs Tec Centro. “Tec Centro has become an important vehicle in the Lancaster community for the advancement in the work force of unemployed as well as underemployed residents of our community.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Touts Workforce Development, Job Training Programs in Lancasterlast_img

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