Wolf Administration provides update on workforce development in the state

Wolf Administration provides update on workforce development in the state

On Thursday morning Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko was joined by Department of Labor and Industry Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani and others to give an update on what the Wolf Administration is doing to work towards strengthening workforce development in the commonwealth. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pittsburgh City Council passes ordinance to support diversifying the construction force

Pittsburgh City Council passes ordinance to support diversifying the construction force

At the end of May, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced two executive orders intended to diversify the city’s construction workforce. The orders created a project labor agreement requiring thatcity-managed projects that cost $500,000 or more have minority employees make up 12 percent of their workforce, and also established aa Workforce Development Fund. City Council Tuesday passed legislation that seeks to ensure the push to gain more minority workers lasts beyond Peduto’s time as mayor.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Wolf pushes $50 million increase for job training in Pittsburgh visit

Wolf pushes $50 million increase for job training in Pittsburgh visit

Dubbed “PAsmart,” the program proposes $25 million for STEM education, $7 million for apprenticeships and $5 million for college and university job preparation programs, among other uses. 

Friday, March 9, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

JOBS1st summit talks innovation in connecting employers and job seekers

Monday kicked off Pennsylvania’s JOBS1st summit, a key gathering of policymakers, business officials, educators, and other employers to discuss ways to better connect both the current and future workforces with a newly developing job market.

The two-day summit, which concludes Tuesday, is being held in Pittsburgh and has been hailed as a mechanism for those involved in workforce development to discuss challenges and opportunities, as well as share best practices and identify ways in which both the public and private sectors can collaborate to align education and training with needed workforce areas.

Monday, August 25, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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