Manufacturing Training to Careers – Internship Program for Post Secondary Education Internships
Implemented by Workforce Solutions for North Central PA with funding Provided by the Department of Community Economic Development (DCED) Program Description Workforce Solutions for North Central PA was awarded funding from DCED’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Grant to support Internships in Manufacturing in our six-county region which includes the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter through June of 2022. This internship program is a great strategy to assist in retaining our current population and increasing their awareness of the career opportunities in their own backyard. The goals of the internship are to introduce participants to the many manufacturing career opportunities as well as career pathways in our region encouraging them to stay or return after post-secondary education and providing manufacturing employers in our region with a workforce into the future. This internship program is intended to be a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student’s field of study.
Workforce Solutions Co-op Program to Employ High School Students
Workforce Solutions for North Central PA, Inc. was awarded funding from the PA Department of Labor and Industry to increase Co-op opportunities in our six county region. This region has experienced a significant population loss over the past 18 years of 6% with projections of a loss of another 30,000 in the next ten years due to individuals aging out of the workforce. This program is a great strategy to assist in retaining our young people and making them aware of the career opportunities in their own backyard as well as to increase the awareness of Co-Op and related work experience programs and connection between these programs and local employers. The goal of this program is to expose our youth to the many opportunities in our region that will encourage them to stay or return after high-school and/or post-secondary education providing our employers with a workforce into the future. Here is your chance as an employer to engage our youth and provide them with a positive and meaningful experience!
Incumbent Worker Training Eligibility/Guidelines and Application
Workforce Solutions has established a process for employers to apply for funding for training funds for their incumbent workforce. See the links below for complete Eligibility and Guidelines as well as the Training Application. Please be sure to read the Eligibility and Guidelines documents prior to and while you are completing the application.
Resources for Manufacturing Companies
Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook
Tooling U White Papers – Workforce Issues
2014 Manufacturing Insights Survey
Apprenticeships Modernizing a Proven Workforce Development Strategy
Back to the future on job training
Lean In to Continuous Improvement
Making the grade
Proving the ROI of Training
Using Competency Models