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

US firm proposes cable cars in city, nearby towns

first_img* can meet surge demand duringpeak-hours According to Councilor Ely Estante, vice chair of the Committee on Transportation in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Transit Ex listed the following benefits of this transport system: * affordable, flexible fares ILOILO City — A company from Boston,USA is proposing a cable car or automated electric vehicles (pods) transportsystem in this southern city. * reduce traffic congestion / removetraffic from the streets * provide parking relief * system can be expanded as required Traffic congestion has long been aproblem in this city. While streets are narrow, the volume of vehicles has beenincreasing. Compounding the problem are illegally parked vehicles and driversand pedestrians that do not follow traffic rules and regulations. * network operates 24/7 A cable car transport system runs oncables. The pods or cabins, hauled above the ground by means of cables, movefrom station to station allowing passengers to get in or out. Estante said Transit X would conduct aproject presentation to the city council. The schedule of this, however, is yetto be determined./PNcenter_img * improve safety in publictransportation * proven technology One cable car or pod can accommodatefive persons/passengers, according to Transit X. Transit X sent an unsolicited proposalto Mayor Jerry Treñas for a privately-funded high capacity solar-powered 24/7automated pod network connecting this city to municipalities in Iloiloprovince. All it would ask from the citygovernment is a guarantee of right-of-way and air rights, he said. Transit X also proposed a five percentshare to the city government from the gross revenue, said Estante. “Waaygastuson ang city, sila tanan magasto. Ang obrahon sang syudad is to identify areas nga butangansang ila poste para angtan sang ila cable cars,” said Estante. * significant tourist potential * no public fundinglast_img read more

MHS win bragging rights after beating `Muli’ 324-238 points

first_imgMACKENZIE High School (MHS) won the bragging rights as they topped Christianburg-Wismar Secondary School ‘Multi’ 324-238 points when they squared off on Independence Day, Sunday, in a rain-affected showdown in athletics at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground.Junior national athlete, Deshanna Skeete,  running for the Mackenzie High School, emerged as the most outstanding athlete of the championship with 30 points, while Christianburg-Wismar Secondary’s Shaquka Tyrell was also in brilliant form, accumulating 28 points as they were the Champion Female Athletes, while Russell Payton of Mackenzie High School scored 26 points to be the Outstanding Athlete while Christianburg-Wismar Secondary’s Tristan Clarke gained 25 points  to be among the best at the Championship.Rolling back a rivalry which started in the mid 1970’s, both schools were keen on showing the talent that, over the years, made them the powerhouses in track and field in the mining town. From then to now, the Upper Demerara / Kwakwani District 10 has emerged as the most dominant in the history of the National Championship and the pivotal roles, played by both MHS and Multi, cannot be denied and some of those athletes who were outstanding through those years were on hand to witness the battle of the titans and among them were former athletes, Michael Goodluck of Mackenzie High and Sandra Baird of the Christianburg-Wismar Secondary ‘Multi’ School. Also present were the Amateur Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) President Aubrey Hutson and Region 10 Member of Parliament, Audwin Rutherford.While Mackenzie High School won the championship, the two competing schools were rewarded with a smart television and $100,000. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more