$135,000 to train
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a $135,000 grant to Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in coordination with the Lehigh Carbon Community College and Workforce Board Lehigh Valley for the development of a new manufacturing training program for the Lehigh Valley.
The 16-week training program will serve as a short-term work readiness program to provide participants with critical skills aligned to entry-level jobs in manufacturing. In the first year of the program, it is expected to provide 20 trainees with certifications and transferrable college credits to assist entry into the manufacturing workforce.
The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector.