August 20, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Construction of New Utility Training Facility in Armstrong County Economy, Education, Infrastructure, Innovation, Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced state support for the construction of a 20-acre simulation city in Armstrong County where students learning trades can get hands-on practice installing water, gas, electrical, and sewer lines.“One of the most important ways we can strengthen our workforce is to empower job seekers,” Governor Wolf said. “The development of this unique training facility in Armstrong County will give hands-on experience that will lead to real opportunities for Pennsylvanians looking for family-sustaining jobs.”The Armstrong County Industrial Development Council was awarded a $750,000 grant to construct the Critical Infrastructure Workforce Academy, which will feature residential, commercial, and industrial “neighborhoods” for students to practice handling a variety of standard and hazard scenarios. The $3.5 million “city” will also host classrooms, locker rooms, field labs, meeting areas, office space, and kitchen areas. The school is expected to attract 15,000 students by the end of its fourth year, which will generate secondary economic growth while providing needed workforce development training.“This is the first step in a unique project that will assure reliable services; gas, electricity, water, sewer and telecommunications, are safely delivered to homes and businesses across Pennsylvania,” said Senator Don White. “The Critical Infrastructure Workforce Academy is being developed within Northpointe to fill an existing void of properly trained workers in the utilities and energy sectors. Training our current and future labor force for the quality jobs available in the utility infrastructure sector must be a top priority for our region and this funding will begin that effort.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.
Share 224 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period by: – November 8, 2014 Share DALLAS (AP) — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.Thirty-eight days after Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in a local hospital, officials expressed relief and resolve that they were prepared if anything similar — with its resulting panic, fear and constant media attention — ever happened again.“It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices of our hometown health care heroes and the city, county, and school district employees that worked so hard, along with our state and federal partners, to keep us safe during the Ebola crisis,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement, calling it an early Thanksgiving for the city.Monitoring for the last person who came in contact with Duncan or the two nurses who contracted the virus will end at midnight Friday. About 50 people who returned to Texas from West African countries where the virus has killed thousands will remain under monitoring.