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: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy November 30, 2017
The nominees for the Best FIFA Football Awards will be revealed today in four categories.The public will vote for the winner from a shortlist of the top 10 players and coaches in 2019 in each group.The first set of nominees will be announced at noon for the best women’s coach, followed by the best men’s coach an hour later. The top 10 best women’s players will be revealed at 2:00pm and the men’s an hour later.Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the men’s prize for best player in 2018 – the first time in 11 years Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi failed to come out on top in a world footballer of the year award.Portugal striker Ronaldo came second, while Liverpool’s 2017-18 Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah was voted in third.France manager Didier Deschamps – whose side beat Modric’s Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final – was named best men’s coach.In the female category, Brazil legend Marta picked up her sixth award as best women’s player after leading her country to the Copa America Femenina title.She beat Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsan in second, while Norwegian Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg came in third.Lyon’s Reynald Pedros led his side to the league and Women’s Champions League double in his first season in charge and picked up the women’s coach award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Fresh off playing the No. 2 team in the country, USC baseball knows the road to its eventual goal doesn’t get much easier.Easy, slugger · Sophomore James Roberts and the Trojans travel to Irvine, Calif., to take on the Anteaters, the first in a slew of tough teams left on USC’s schedule. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (14-8) travel to Irvine, Calif., Wednesday to take on UC Irvine (14-8), a team that just missed qualifying for the College World Series in 2011 after losing a heartbreaker to top-ranked Virginia in a super regional playoff.“We know UC Irvine is a team on the rise and we know how good they are,” USC coach Frank Cruz said. “They pitch well, they hit well and they play defense well. We can’t let up one bit.”USC lost a heartbreaker of its own in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader with Stanford, but Cruz pointed to the team’s 8-4 win in the series finale as evidence that the team has moved past the dismay of the defeat.“We’re way past that now,” Cruz said. “I thought it would be a good test for our team to see how we responded to a loss like that, and I was proud of how we did it. We came right back out the very next day and took a game from one of the best teams in the country. Now we just keep moving forward.”USC could use a momentum-building win over UCI before hitting the meat of its conference schedule. The Trojans are 14-8 overall, but just 1-3 in the Pac-12 to begin the year.The latter statistic does not, however, reflect the performance of the pitching staff. Starting seniors Andrew Triggs and Ben Mount are 2-3 and 1-3, respectively, but each has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of at least 3:1, with Triggs’ sitting at a pristine 6:1. Meanwhile, freshman left-hander Stephen Tarpley has radically improved his control, posting 40 strikeouts and just nine walks thus far in 2012.“A lot of [the pitchers’ success] has to do with limiting their workload to a certain extent,” Cruz said.“One hundred pitches is kind of the bench mark that we like to go by. There’s obviously some leeway, but I think the guys’ arms are still strong because we’re not overworking them.”Cruz said that Wednesday’s starter against UCI, senior pitcher Brandon Garcia, has a slightly shorter leash because of his presence in the batting lineup on days when he is not throwing. That doesn’t mean Cruz has any less confidence in him, though.“Brandon’s done a nice job as our middle-of-the-week guy,” Cruz said. “We tend to be a bit more careful with him but for the most part he’s given us what we need in between weekend series. Going up against a good team like Irvine, I’m confident he’ll give us what we need.”The bats have also been assets for the Trojans, who are hitting .304 as a team. Senior first baseman Matt Foat has set the pace, recording 34 hits in 81 at-bats.“We’re swinging it well, but we can’t get complacent,” Cruz said. “Not only against Irvine but the rest of our schedule, too. As long as we keep putting up the at-bats we’re putting up, I think we’ll be okay.”First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at UC Irvine.