Secretary Manderino Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour with Business Education Roundtable at Atlas Copco Secoroc USA
Fort Loudon, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the Wolf Administration’s ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour with a business education roundtable at Atlas Copco Secoroc USA in Fort Loudon.
“These roundtables provide valuable feedback that helps improve our workforce development system, not only statewide, but locally as well,” said Secretary Manderino. “But perhaps more importantly, they allow area employers, workforce and economic development agencies, and education providers the chance to share ideas and educate each other on what is needed and what is available for employers in their communities.”
During the roundtable discussion, Secretary Manderino discussed how L&I’s Apprenticeship Training Office is helping local employers access the highly-skilled employees they need, and provide apprentices with industry-recognized credentials that result in jobs that pay upon graduation from registered apprenticeship programs.
“Ensuring that employers have access to a robust pipeline of skilled, talented job seekers encourages business growth and development across the commonwealth,” said Secretary Manderino. “These roundtable discussions ensure that we are encouraging the workforce development initiatives that help employers meet the demands of a 21st century economy.”
Secretary Manderino was joined by Franklin County Commissioner Robert Thomas, Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski and representative from Penn State University Mont Alto, the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Area Local Development Corporation, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, PA CareerLink® Franklin County and L&I workforce representatives.
The ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
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