Wolf Administration Announces New Funding for Student Workforce Training in Western Pennsylvania

first_imgWolf Administration Announces New Funding for Student Workforce Training in Western Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family Institute (HFI) Nazareth Prep High School in Allegheny County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services.“HFI Nazareth Prep already offers an impressive curriculum introducing students to the manufacturing industry and this funding will help them expand on those efforts,” said Gov. Wolf. “Some students are ready to jump into a career right after graduation, and this collaborative effort with local manufacturing businesses will encourage them to explore their options, whether through postsecondary education or entering the workforce.”The funding will allow HFI Nazareth Prep to continue offering manufacturing career opportunities to students utilizing curriculum that combines project-based learning with an internship program that pairs students age 14 and older with local companies throughout all four years of high school.Last year, the school became the first western Pennsylvania high school to offer a certified pre-apprenticeship program, and in the 2018-19 school year more than 90 local businesses and organizations hosted HFI Nazareth Prep interns and pre-apprentices. This new funding will facilitate an expansion of the developing manufacturing internship and pre-apprenticeship programs for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.“The Pittsburgh region’s manufacturing industry has a rich history and offers a bright future for the young people of southwestern Pennsylvania. With this funding we will grow the number of manufacturing partners in our pre-apprenticeship and internship programs,” said Holy Family Institute and Nazareth Prep Executive Vice President and COO Michael Sexauer. “We listened to students and their families who want to explore options outside of college enrollment. Whether they are preparing to step right into a good-paying job or to better handle college-level work, this funding will support training and education to best prepare them for future opportunities.”Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative was launched in October 2017, and since then has funded 35 projects and invested more than $9 million through the Training-to-Career program. Training-to-Career grants support projects that result in short-term work-readiness, job placement, or the advancement of manufacturing. The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career program works collaboratively with local manufacturers to identify and teach missing essential skills for entry level applicants seeking manufacturing employment, engage youth or those with barriers to career opportunities in manufacturing, and or advance capacity for local or regional manufacturers.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.center_img December 18, 2019last_img read more

Solstad Farstad to equip entire fleet with Tero Marine management software

first_imgNorwegian software company Tero Marine has secured a contract for delivery of fleet management software to Norwegian shipping company Solstad Farstad.Tero Marine said on Friday that it was preparing to install its TM Master suite on 150 Solstad Farstad’s vessels.The two companies have already started a pilot project on a selected number of vessels. When this is completed, the plan is to start the roll-out of TM Master on the entire fleet.Solstad Farstad was created through the merger of Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply and REM Offshore.The merger left the company with four planned maintenance systems throughout the fleet, and Solstad Farstad now wants to create a streamlined operation consolidating these four systems into one system.Tor Inge Dale, COO of Solstad Farstad, said: “The TM software fits our specific workflow, with seamless information flow between the different work areas and locations. We are convinced that TM Master will play an important role in optimizing our operations.”Jarle Holmelid, CEO at Tero Marine, added: “It’s a great privilege for us to work with a company like Solstad Farstad. They have been very clear on how they want to integrate TM Master in their fleet operations, which provides us with exciting implementation and development challenges. For us, this is also an encouraging act of trust in a time where uncertainty characterizes parts of the shipping industry.”last_img read more

Flick extends Bayern stay until 2023

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Liverpool reach agreement to sign Thiago from Bayern Bayern Munich have confirmed that Hansi Flick has signed a new contract lasting until 2023 after being appointed interim boss earlier in the season. Flick joined the Bayern backroom team in the summer of 2019, initially as assistant to Niko Kovac, who was fired in November after a poor start to the season. The 55-year-old’s arrival heralded a reversal in Bayern’s fortunes, with the Bavarians four points clear in the Bundesliga table as they chase an eighth straight title. And he has now been rewarded with a contract that will keep him at the Allianz Arena for another two seasons. Club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “FC Bayern is very happy with Hansi Flick’s work. The team has developed very well under him and plays attractive football, which is also reflected in the results. We are the only German club that is still represented in all three competitions. “I also like the way he leads the team, his human qualities are convincing, his empathy speaks for him. FC Bayern trusts Hansi Flick and we are convinced that we will continue to achieve our goals with him in the future.” Flick himself added: “I look forward to tackling the upcoming tasks together with my coaching team and the team. The conversations with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were very good and characterized by great mutual trust. “Together we have defined the direction for the coming years. I am sure that we can achieve a lot together.” Prior to taking up his role at Bayern, Flick had worked with Germany boss Joachim Low between 2006 and 2014 and was part of the coaching set-up which was victorious in the 2014 World Cup.Tags: Allianz ArenaBundesligaFC BayernHansi FlickKarl-Heinz Rummeniggelast_img read more

Scholes calls time on career

first_img The former England midfielder initially quit in 2011 but was persuaded to return for Manchester United in January last year. However, the 38-year-old, who is expected to make his first appearance since January in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Swansea, feels it is time to bow out. “Yes I am finally hanging up my boots for good,” he said. “Playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United, under the greatest manager of all time, has been an honour.” Given how much affection the 38-year-old is held in by Sir Alex Ferguson, it is fitting both men are bowing out at the same time. Regarded by team-mates and opponents alike as one of the finest players of his generation, Scholes will be making his 498th Premier League appearance for United on Sunday, meaning he will fall just short of the magical 500. In total, he has made 716 appearances for the Red Devils and scored the last of his 155 goals against FA Cup winners Wigan last September. Many will argue his decision to turn his back on England at the criminally early age of 29 robbed the Three Lions of the most talented player at their disposal. Fabio Capello thought so, hence his decision to try to coax Scholes out of retirement ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Scholes eventually opted against, although he latter admitted he regretted the decision. “Paul is a truly unbelievable player,” said Ferguson. “He has always been fully committed to this club and it has been a real privilege to work with him for so many years. Paul will play at Old Trafford on Sunday against Swansea and will collect an unbelievable but well-deserved 11th Premier League medal.” Paul Scholes has confirmed his retirement for a second time.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Begovic claims City deal was close

first_img The Bosnia international’s form for the Potters has seen him linked with a number of clubs but it appears Mancini was prepared to take that interest a step further before he was sacked at the end of last season. “As players we are the last to find out things, probably our agents and club officials find out first without talking to us, then at the latter stage of negotiations they will tell us,” Begovic is quoted as saying by Bosnian newspaper Dnevni Avaz. Press Association Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has claimed he was close to a move to Manchester City before manager Roberto Mancini lost his job.center_img “As for Manchester City, when Mancini was on the bench, we were very close to an agreement. “The transfer was not realised due to several reasons, but the main one was the departure of the Italian manager.” Begovic, who on Saturday became only the fifth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League with a goal after just 13 seconds in the 1-1 draw with Southampton, is now focusing on his country’s first appearance at a World Cup next summer. “Could I still move to City? I really don’t know if negotiations between clubs are still ongoing,” he added. “But for me probably the best thing would be to stay at Stoke until the end of the season as in that way I would be truly ready for World Cup in Brazil.” last_img read more

Cancellations, postponements rock local sports world amid coronavirus pandemic

first_img Bio ELLSWORTH — Everything is on hold.From youth sports all the way to the country’s premier professional leagues, the entire world of sports as we know it must wait for the time being. As public officials look to contain (or perhaps mitigate) the spread of the coronavirus, that means gymnasiums, arenas, stadiums and fields all across America will be vacant for the near future.Locally, the biggest announcement came Friday morning as the Maine Principals’ Association announced the postponement of spring sports practices until April 27. Practices were originally supposed to begin March 23 for baseball and softball pitchers and catchers and March 30 for all other athletes.The postponement means teams must likely wait until at least May for their first scheduled competitions. Prior to the announcements, teams were eligible to hold their first countable games, matches or meets as early as April 16.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“With this decision, modified spring sports schedules will be worked on by our sports activity leagues,” Ellsworth Athletic Director Josh Frost wrote Friday. “As more decisions are finalized, those schedules will be updated and shared again.”On Thursday, Harbor House canceled the Great Harbor Shootout, originally scheduled to be held Friday through Sunday in Hancock County. The tournament was set to bring between 4,000-5,000 people to Ellsworth, Trenton and Mount Desert Island, Harbor House Event and Community Relations Director Diana Novella estimated.Then, of course, came March Madness. After initially announcing that men’s and women’s tournament games would be held without fans, the NCAA announced Thursday afternoon that the tournaments would not be held at all. Conferences also announced the cancellations of their respective tournaments, a development that nixed the Maine women’s team’s America East championship game showdown against Stony Brook.“While we are disappointed to not have the chance to compete in the America East championship game, we fully support the decision made by league officials to cancel the event,” Maine head coach Amy Vachon said. “The focus on public health, including the health and safety of our staff and student-athletes, is our No. 1 priority at this time.”The NCAA also announced Thursday that it was canceling all other winter and spring sports championships, though the organization left regular season contests and conference tournaments to the discretion of individual conferences and university athletic departments. America East canceled all remaining competitions Thursday, and the North Atlantic Conference, which includes Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy, Thomas College, UMaine-Farmington and UMaine-Presque Isle, did so Friday.“The health and safety of NAC student-athletes and coaches, as well as institutional staff members, parents and fans, remains of utmost concern,” NAC Associate Commissioner Kate Roy said in a release. “Member institutions will determine at their own discretion the continuation of athletic practices and non-conference contests.”The abrupt cancellation of spring sports at the college level has raised questions as to whether affected athletes would be able to retain a year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee and Division III Administrative Committee announced Friday that they would be granting an extra year to athletes involved in spring sports, though such an announcement has yet to be made at the Division II level.At the youth level, cancellations included the remainder of the Pine Tree Wrestling League season, the state’s junior high school cheer championships and all Acadia Fire Soccer Academy camps, games, practices and other activities. The youth sports scene was further brought to a standstill with the closures of all local YMCAs and Acadian Youth Sports’ withdrawal from all upcoming activities.“We will not be participating in any events for the next 30 days,” AYS Director Kyle McKim wrote on Facebook. “After that 30 days, we will reevaluate and move forward accordingly.”Other postponed events included the Josh Sprague Memorial Basketball Tournament, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, and the Flattop 5K, which was scheduled for March 28. As of Monday, new times and dates for those competitions have yet to be announced.Many local postponements and cancellations followed Gov. Janet Mills’ recommended Thursday that all indoor gatherings of more than 250 people over the next 30 days be put on hold. Mills’ recommendation came at the behest of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which confirmed the state’s first presumptive positive test for the coronavirus Thursday morning.“Because COVID-19 spreads easily and rapidly, the U.S. CDC has recommended ‘social distancing,’ which means keeping your distance from other people,” the Governor’s office said in a statement. “It is one of the most effective strategies to prevent community spread of the coronavirus.”On Sunday, the U.S. CDC recommended that all “organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 or more people throughout the United States.” The impact of this announcement on the MPA’s spring sports season and other scheduled events was not immediately clear. Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Postscenter_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

Washington reportedly dismissed

first_imgMultiple sources, including the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News, are reporting that sophomore forward Leonard Washington has been dismissed from the USC men’s basketball team.Contributor · During his two seasons at USC, sophomore forward Leonard Washington averaged 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. – Avi Kushlan | Daily Trojan According to a report by the Times, sources close to the situation say Washington was dismissed March 7, one day after USC’s season had ended in a double-overtime loss to Arizona. The primary reason for his dismissal was a poor attitude, the sources said.The sources spoke anonymously because Washington has not yet received his official release. An announcement from the school is expected soon.USC basketball spokesman David Tuttle said no official roster changes had been made as of Tuesday afternoon. Washington and USC coach Kevin O’Neill could not be reached for comment.Although it was widely believed that Washington would leave the team at the end of the season, he was still surprised by news of his dismissal, the sources in the Times report said.After missing the first 10 games of the season because of academic ineligibility, Washington returned to action Dec. 23 to help USC defeat St. Mary’s at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Washington was a key contributor off the bench for the Trojans, averaging 6.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in his final 20 games.In a mysterious move midway through the season, Washington imposed a personal ban on speaking to reporters. Washington said, “[I’ll] never talk to the media again. I’ll pay fines in the NBA if I have to.”O’Neill said Washington is looking to transfer soon, though it is unclear which schools the 6-foot-7 forward might consider.“It’s headed in that direction,” O’Neill told the Daily News on Friday.One possible destination is Washington’s home state of Louisiana. Neworleans.com reported last Wednesday that former USC coach Tim Floyd is being considered for the head coaching position at Louisiana Lafayette. Floyd, currently an assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets, recruited Washington to play for the Trojans.According to that report, school officials requested information from the NCAA on Floyd’s status, as there have been allegations that he once paid Rodney Guillory, the advisor to former USC player O.J. Mayo. Floyd testified before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in February at a hearing involving an investigation into alleged NCAA rules violations at USC.last_img read more

New manager at Real Madrid.

first_imgThe former Liverpool, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss has signed a 3 year deal replacing Carlo Ancelotti who won the Champions league last season.Benitez previously worked at the club and managed their B side.last_img

Udom Assures NFF of Maximum Support for Eagles against Cameroon

first_imgWORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIER*Thanks Pinnick for retaining Uyo as home for EaglesDuro IkhazuagbeAs Super Eagles, three-time African champions, welcome reigning African champions Cameroon to the ‘Nest of Champions’ in Uyo on September 1 in what could prove one of the deciding games of the World Cup 2018 Qualifying Series’ Group B, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has assured the team of maximum support against the Indomitable Lions. Eagles presently perch at the top of the pool with six maximum points from two matches, after edging Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in October 2016 and defeating Algeria 3-1 in Uyo the following month. The Lions are second with only two points, after 1-1 draws with Algeria away and Zambia at home.Speaking at the Government House in Uyo Tuesday when NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and his team paid him a courtesy visit, Governor Emmanuel assured Super Eagles of his maximum support despite the team’s slip against South Africa in an AFCON 2019 qualifier at the same Nest of Champions last month.The governor said the importance of the Nigeria versus Cameroon World Cup tie made him to shelve an official international assignment to ensure that he is on ground to mobilise adequate support for Eagles as their Number One supporter in Akwa Ibom State.He thanked the NFF for retaining Uyo as home of the Eagles, noting that such confidence will be justified with support and motivation for the Super Eagles to soar through the hurdle and hoist the nation’s flag at the World Cup in Russia next year.Emmanuel pledged to support the team with the involvement of the chief psychologist at the University of Uyo to assist the team’s psychologists in preparing the players for victory.His words: “Coming back to Akwa Ibom is always a motivation. Self-confidence is necessary when you are in the battlefront. After the last match, there were a lot of comments about moving the team to another city. I thank the NFF for believing in the players. That is what we need at this time to boost the morale of the Super Eagles. ”Governor Udom Emmanuel used the opportunity to highlight his administration’s strides in sports development, infrastructure and talent hunt.The governor said it was not an error that the match day coincides with a statewide prayer meeting in preparatory to the 30thAnniversary of Akwa Ibom State.According to him, this spiritual exercise would yield positive result not just for Akwa Ibom State but the Super Eagles.In his response, Pinnick thanked the governor for his significant role in football development in the country, through the support for the hosting of the national soccer team in Uyo.The NFF chief re-affirmed that Uyo will remain the home of the Super Eagles because of the extra-ordinary support from the fans in the state.“Whatever friendly that we need to play we will still come to Akwa Ibom. On October 9, Nigeria will be playing Zambia in another World Cup qualifier here again in Uyo.Pinnick announced an invitation to the governor to lead the Nigerian delegation to Algeria for Eagles last qualifying game against the Fennecs.He congratulated the state chief executive for the vigour he brought to Akwa United FC, stressing that this has resulted in the team’s emergence as Federation Cup champions two years ago and currently contending for the NPFL title in the elite division of the league.“When you hear stories that we want to move, no, that’s not true. Uyo is home for the Super Eagles. I am the president of NFF, we are not moving an inch from this place,” he assured the governor.Nigeria won the last encounter between the two countries at senior level, when the Eagles lashed the Lions 3-0 in a friendly in Brussels, Belgium on 11th October 2015.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more