first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Three New Apprenticeship Opportunities in Allegheny and Butler Counties SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the cost of necessary classroom training for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) apprentices in Allegheny and Butler counties. The funding, granted to Pelles Heating & Cooling Services, Inc., A-Air Company, Inc., and Techpro Building Services, will support the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.“Apprenticeships provide a great opportunity to enter the workforce and get the necessary training that leads to family-sustaining jobs,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will enable these companies to build on the success of their training programs and empower workers while boosting Pennsylvania’s economy.”The following grants were recently approved:Allegheny CountyA-Air Company, Inc. was approved for $49,500 over the next four years to support the training of five apprentices in the HVACR industry. Apprentices will learn the solid foundations of fundamentals and safety through a hands-on training experience. After successful completion of the program, apprentices will become journeymen and have a set career path in a good-paying job.Techpro Building Services was approved for $49,500 over the next four years to support the training of five apprentices to help them excel in the HVACR industry. Apprentices will learn how to repair, install, and maintain HVACR equipment. After successful completion of the program, apprentices can graduate with a good-paying job, zero school debt, and become journeymen.Butler CountyPelles Heating & Cooling Services, Inc was approved for $29,700 over the next four years. Apprentices will receive the necessary classroom and on-the-job training to gain skills and knowledge to help them excel in the HVACR industry. After successful completion of the program, apprentices will become journeymen with knowledge of the equipment they will be seeing in the field.Apprenticeship programs provide access to career pathways and enable apprentices to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to compete in today’s economy. Classroom training is a required component of registered apprenticeship programs across Pennsylvania and complements traditional on-the-job training. The technical material taught in a classroom environment enables apprentices to learn fundamental concepts, terminology, procedures, safety requirements, and basic tools and instruments.Apprenticeships are a key component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, an innovative way to improve coordination between state agencies, cut red tape, and invest in people and businesses to expand innovative job training in apprenticeships and other programs so workers get the skills they need to compete in the global economy.The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program is a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. The program’s goal is to increase apprenticeship availability to Pennsylvania employers to assist them with their talent recruitment and development.For more information about apprenticeship programs or DCED, visit November 25, 2019last_img read more

first_img Tags: Chittenangovolleyball Carolyn Myka led the way, not only getting five aces, but recording six assists. Olivia Fawcett also had five aces as Savannah Penoyer and T Foran each got three aces. Bayla Cutrie had four kills and Sarah Martin added three kills.The Bears then faced Port Byron Friday night and endured far tougher competition from the Panthers, though it won the first two sets by equal 25-22 margins and then took the third set 25-17.Martin, with 10 kills, three aces and eight digs, paced the Bears. Penoyer and Lily Callahan had four kills apiece, with Jada Masciat and Bayla Cutrie each earning three kills. Cutrie and Myka both finished with eight assists, Callahan getting four assists and Myka earning three aces. Penoyer also contributed seven digs. After a tournament Saturday in Beaver River, Chittenango would host Cortland Tuesday and then have a big showdown with main Onondaga High School League challenger Tully on Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Though many of its neighbors have gone to a fall schedule to battle for state honors, the Chittenango girls volleyball team remains a winter program, with few peers.Dominant runs to Section III Class B titles in recent years are something the Bears want to continue in 2019-20, and after last Monday’s scheduled season opener with CBA got snowed out, the work began later in the week.Against Manlius-Pebble Hill Thursday night, Chittenango served up 22 aces, accounting for nearly a full set’s worth of points on the way to sweeping the Trojans 25-5, 25-11, 25-4.last_img read more