November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy

first_img Economy,  Education,  Energy,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Workforce Development We all know the jobs of tomorrow will require new technical and manufacturing skills. And Pennsylvania is prime to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy. That’s why this month, Governor Tom Wolf continued to highlight how new workforce training and education programs can help bridge the skills gap.ApprenticeshipsFrom innovative workforce training centers to an 150-year-old company, Governor Wolf continued to create new partnerships that will enable more employers to develop specialized training programs, raising the total number of registered apprentices to 15,201 statewide. Governor Wolf also announced statewide efforts to employ more veterans in the utility workforce.Computer Science EducationOver the next decade, 71 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills. This month, Governor Wolf proposed establishing computer science standards across the commonwealth to ensure all students have the skills necessary for emerging high-demand jobs in technology.Job CreationGovernor Wolf applauded national and international companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in Wilkes-Barre, Alpla Inc. in Northampton County, and Highwood USA in Luzerne County, on their plans to expand in Pennsylvania and together create more than 400 Pennsylvanian jobs.ShellFinally, an update from Western PA: Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County began official construction in November.Highlights from November 2017Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 285 New Jobs Through Expansion of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Headquarters in Wilkes-BarreGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 23 Small Business Projects and Nearly 400 New JobsGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Highwood USA, Creation of 58 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces New Effort to Bolster Solar Energy in PennsylvaniaWolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility WorkforceGovernor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program Project to Create Jobs and Bring Natural Gas Energy to More Than 115 PropertiesGovernor Wolf Announces Approval for 227 Community Improvement, Transportation, and Environmental Protection ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces New Solar Grant Program and Approvals of Solar Energy and Building Pennsylvania ProjectsCommunity Development Projects Announced for Allegheny, Montgomery CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals Supporting Seven Business in Our Sites Projects Statewide, Projected to Create More Than 3,300 JobsGovernor Wolf Proposes ‘Computer Science For All’ Standards for PA SchoolsGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 59 New Northampton County Manufacturing Jobs Through Expansion of Alpla Inc.Governor Wolf Visits Appvion Spring Mill, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeships in Rural AreasGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training CenterPennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial SitesPennsylvania Establishes New Apprenticeship ProgramPennsylvania Revives Solar Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy JobsHighlights from Instagram Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy November 30, 2017last_img read more

Coronavirus vaccine trial to be conducted in Palm Beach County

first_imgPalm Beach County will be among 20 sites in the United States selected to take part in a human trial to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.Wellington infectious disease specialist and research investigator, Dr. Larry Bush, says “The country needs a vaccine to put this pandemic behind us.”Dr. Bush will be helping start one of just two COVID-19 vaccine trials in Florida. He says volunteers are needed.Bush said the vaccine in development for the trial is safe.“The vaccine of this particular trial is going to be using does not carry a live virus as far as COVID, therefore you cannot get infected with the (virus),” Bush said.He also said if the trial goes well, it is possible the vaccine could gain government approval early next year.The number to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine trial based in Wellington is 561-770-7370.last_img read more

Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Steelers QB returns after hit to the ribs vs. Raiders

first_img#7 Ben Roethlisberger is questionable to return (ribs).— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 9, 2018Raiders defensive tackle Clinton McDonald delivered the blow to Roethlisberger on a sack with 5:15 remaining in the second quarter. He stayed in the game and led the Steelers on a touchdown drive, but then left shortly afterward. James Conner injury update: Steelers RB (ankle) could miss multiple weeks, report says Joshua Dobbs replaced Roethlisberger and helped maintain the team’s 14-10 lead in the third quarter until Roethlisberger returned. Related News Ben Roethlisberger was taken back to the locker room after he took a hard hit in the Steelers’ game Sunday against the Raiders.The Pittsburgh quarterback suffered a rib injury as he was looking to throw the ball at the end of the first half. The Steelers went on to lose 24-21 after they had a chance to tie the game with a last second field goal.last_img read more