Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Northampton Community College to Develop New Training to Connect Students to Manufacturing Employment
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program for Northampton Community College (NCC) to offer comprehensive training, through partnerships with regional manufacturers, that will provide missing essential technical and employability skills to prepare individuals for immediate, entry-level employment in manufacturing.
MTTC helps bring awareness to careers and opportunities within the state’s manufacturing industry and supports companies in identifying and training a skilled workforce through targeted programs and service.
“By partnering with manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley region in developing training, Northampton Community College has a firsthand, clear sense of the need and demand for qualified employment in the industry and also opens a direct pathway between its students and local career opportunities,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will support students in completing the comprehensive training to position students to secure good-paying jobs in the local manufacturing industry.”
NCC was approved for $199,997 in funding to develop the Industrial Skills for Manufacturing training program, which partners with regional manufacturers to identify and teach missing essential, technical and employability skills that prepare individuals with barriers for immediate, entry-level employment in manufacturing.