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: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf 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

I considered leaving Barca — Messi

first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Five time Ballon D’or winner and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has revealed he considered leaving the club in 2013.The Argentina international, who has been at Barcelona since he was 13 and is their all-time top scorer, said he felt “badly treated” by Spain when he was investigated for tax fraud in 2013.He was found guilty in 2016 along with his father Jorge of defrauding the Spanish government of €4.2 million between 2007 and 2009 over income earned from image rights.Messi was handed a prison sentence of 21 months and ordered to pay a fine of €2 million.However, he did not serve any jail time after he was able to exchange his sentence for a fine of €250,000.In Spain, defendants without a previous conviction are permitted to serve any sentence of under two years on probation.He was first investigated in 2013, beginning a number of of tax fraud cases against high-profile footballers in Spain, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Javier Mascherano and Marcelo.“Sincerely, at that time, I thought about leaving,” Messi confessed to Barcelona-based radio station RAC1 in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.“Not because of Barcelona but because I wanted to leave Spain, I felt very badly treated and I didn’t want to stay here any longer.“I had my doors open to many clubs but I never got an official offer because everyone knew I really wanted to stay. This situation went way beyond my feelings for Barca.”Messi also suggested that the Spanish tax authorities made an example out of him as they cracked down on tax fraud after Spain’s economic crisis hit.“I was the first and that’s why they came down so hard on me. They made an example of me and showed that it was going to be like this for everyone. It was tough because of everything that was happening at that time,” he said.Tags: Ballon d’OrLionel Messilast_img read more

Wellington Humane Society offering spay/neuter vouchers to Sumner County

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Humane Society is offering spay/neuter vouchers to all Sumner County.There will be 150 vouchers worth $30 placed in the offices of the Arrowhead Clinic, Wellington Animal Clinic and Conway Springs Veterinary Clinic – 50 per clinic.Pet owners should visit the clinic of their choice on or after Feb. 24 to claim a voucher and make arrangements for the alteration of their pet. They must verify residence in Sumner County — set a surgery date and sign a voucher – which will remain at the clinic to avoid loss. Vouchers expire Dec. 31, 2015. The Wellington Humane Society’s goal is to have all pets spayed/neutered to eliminate unwanted litters and over population. This is part of being a responsible pet owner.If your pet has received all the proper care, help your neighbor with their pet — send a donation to the Wellington Humane Society, P.O. Box 494, Wellington, Kans. 67152. If not a member, please consider joining – $15 for an individual or $25 for a family membership. Membership funds go to support this yearly voucher project.Mark your calendars as the vouchers go very fast. For more information contact Alda Boyd at 620-326-7188, who is a Wellington Humane Society volunteer.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Klopp v Big Sam, glorious defeats and why Ireland have one team for rugby and two for football – the Warm Up with Max Rushden

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning as they talk about the wonderful world of sport while promoting a brand of crisps.Subjects tackled by Max and Barry include Liverpool and Sunderland’s new managers, Scotland missing out on the Euros when all the other Home Nations (plus the Republic of Ireland, Barry hopes) will be there and why Ireland has one rugby team but two football sides.The boys also suggest things for Scots to do next summer while everyone else is at the Euros, find out if Bournemouth’s Steve Cook is nice and chat with Blue Peter legend Zoe Salmon about Norn Iron’s Euro 2016 glory.Wizard!To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for freelast_img read more