Governor Tom Wolf continued his commitment to provide students and young adults with the work experience opportunities to succeed in college or start their careers. The governor recently announced $4.4 million for local summer internship programs.
“These funds will provide at least 1,000 young Pennsylvanians with paid work experiences to help them develop the job skills they need to succeed in our 21st century economy,” said Governor Wolf. “The State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) provides for summer internships with local employers across the commonwealth to give program participants the real-world work experience they need to pursue future employment opportunities.” The 2019 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 6 and August 30, 2019.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) provided SLIP funding to all 22 Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) that submitted proposals – with SCPa Works receiving over $177,000.
The SLIP funding to encourage internship opportunities is in addition to Governor Wolf’s recent budget request for additional funding for the PAsmart initiative. PAsmart grants will encourage partnerships with private industry throughout Pennsylvania with on-the-job training, and also support science and technology education in fast growing careers.
The 2019 SLIP is 100 percent funded through federal money made available from WIOA. To read more about this initiative, click HERE.