Harrisburg − April 9, 2017 — Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) heralded the more than $1 million in PAsmart Initiative Grants that were awarded to various pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties.
“I strongly support these grants because they fund programs that enhance workers skills and abilities,” Haywood said. “This type of job training, developing technical skills and career opportunities, helps our community members develop fulfilling and family sustaining careers.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry awarded the grants through Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs).
The grant recipients in Montgomery County include:
- Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern PA – $50,000 capacity building grant
- Central Montco Technical High School – $40,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant
- First Quality Retail Services – $20,080 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grant
- NTMA Philadelphia/Delaware Valley – $45,495 capacity building grant
Grant recipients in Philadelphia include:
- A Road to Success – Cosmetology and Barber Program – $56,080 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant
- Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children – $49,600 capacity building grant
- District 1199c – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $50,000 capacity building grant
- Finishing Trades Institute – $80,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant
- International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #14 – $75,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant
- International Association of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19 – $62,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grant
- International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542 – $45,495 capacity building grant
- JEVS Human Services – $99,956.60 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $49,996 building capacity grant
- Philadelphia Carpenters JATC – $50,000 capacity building grant
- Urban Technology Project – $75,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grant
- The Wistar Institute – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant
- Zhang Sah – $45,495 capacity building grant
Haywood said that additional technical education leads to better paying jobs and that he will continue to support state grant dollars so workers can utilize expanded job training programs.