Governor Wolf Announces $200,000 Investment for Job Training with Manufacturers in Southwestern PA
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced $200,000 in funding for Catalyst Connection, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to develop the Essential Skills for Manufacturing (ESM) entry-level training program supporting the expansion and hiring needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
“My administration is focused on eliminating barriers to good-paying jobs and creating pathways to connect job seekers with permanent employment,” said Gov. Wolf. “The new funding announced today will help entry-level workers gain the critical skills they need, allow them to engage directly with employers, and help them grow into their future careers.”
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.
Through the “Making Your Future Skills Essential” ESM program, 10 employers will engage with 20 trainees to provide career awareness and pre-employment training for job seekers in communities near the partner employers. Program content will be based on real-time feedback from employers regarding their requirements for entry-level skills, with no prior work experience. The curriculum will be compiled from existing training modules, with additional new content developed based on employer needs, and will be delivered via an existing Learning Management System (LMS).