Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $51,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices in four counties with classroom training that will lead to good-paying jobs through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs.
“As we emerge from the pandemic and get Pennsylvanians back to work, it has never been more critical to connect workers with educational advancement and family-sustaining jobs,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding provides new and welcome opportunities to hardworking Pennsylvanians, giving them a framework to build their skills, their resumes, and their networks.”
The Morrison Geothermal Apprentice Program will be awarded $5,522 for an apprentice to obtain three years of classroom training through Penn-Foster, a career and technical training school based in Scranton. The apprenticeship program is offered by Morrison Geothermal, Inc., a family owned and operated company based in Duncannon that completes commercial and residential geothermal projects.
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