Workforce Solutions for North Central PA Connections
A long-awaited, employer driven Die Setter training program for incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry has been developed and is being offered in our region. This was made possible through a Manufacturing Industry Partnership Grant awarded to Workforce Solutions (North Central Workforce Development Board) through competitive funding from the PA Department of Labor and Industry. Our employers provided the initial input and continue to be integrally involved in this effort throughout the region in the counties that they serve, including: Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter. The funding has been awarded to Penn State Dubois Continuing Education through a competitive process. Workforce Solutions staff brought together PSU Dubois Continuing Education Staff and representatives from eight Manufacturing Companies from throughout the region to further refine the curriculum. Following the meeting staff from PSU Dubois visited/toured several of the manufacturing companies to take pictures and videos for use with the curriculum. All involved are excited about the partnership that has been formed through this initiative.
In addition, Workforce Solutions applied for and received a grant for a Healthcare Industry Partnership that is concentrating efforts on career ladder training in healthcare as well as a Healthcare Management course for Registered Nurses, Clinical Leaders in all areas of patient care, as well as patient care staff members aspiring to become managers/supervisors. For more information please contact Pam at Workforce Solutions located at 425 Old Kersey Road, Kersey PA, or firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-245-1835.