South-central Pa. college to expand its short-term workforce training programs for adults with assistance from state funding - pennlive.com

2022-06-15 11:17:48 By : Ms. Milanda Cai

The Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has received funding to expand short-term workforce training programs for adults.

Governor Tom Wolf announced last month that its providing $200,000 in new funding for the Lancaster college through the state’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program.

“This funding will expand access to workforce training programs, increasing employability skills, and impacting lifelong economic prosperity as individuals who complete these programs accept family-sustaining jobs, which will help them purchase homes, build wealth, and contribute to our collective community,” Pedro A. Rivera, president of Thaddeus Stevens College said in a news release.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology plans to use the funding to help fund a full-time workforce development manager. In addition, the college plans to hire industry specific consultants to support the expansion. The college said that through these investments, it expects to double enrollment in production welding, commercial industrial electrical, commercial industrial HVAC, commercial industrial plumbing, and commercial industrial facilities maintenance technology. The college also plans to develop new training modules in each of these programs as well.

In addition, the college will develop new metal inert gas welding and Tungsten inert gas production welding programs, a new metal fabrication and welding technology program, and a new manufacturing software engineering technology program.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a two-year residential technical college offering 24 majors focused on technology, advanced manufacturing and construction trades, and several short-term certificate programs.

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