Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Introduce and Connect Thousands of South Central PA Students to Manufacturing Industry
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania (JASCPA) in York County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career program, a program that 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 services.
“This funding will impact countless young students in our commonwealth by introducing them to Pennsylvania’s historic manufacturing industry—a sector they may know little about or never considered could be an option for them in their future,” said Gov. Wolf. “JASCPA is educating, inspiring and supporting students early on in choosing their own career paths by promoting work readiness and preparing them for economic success.”
The funding will allow JASCPA to build on the success of its STEM programs and help introduce students in grades 5-12 to careers in manufacturing, regional employers in the manufacturing sector, and the skills, training, and education needed to work in manufacturing careers. Program enhancements will be developed for both in-person and digital programs and offered at no cost to schools throughout south central Pennsylvania, reaching tens of thousands of students to educate them about the manufacturing industry.