Vocational training

Legislators visit the vocational training center

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Representative Fred Keller

U.S. Representative Fred Keller (R-PA) and State Representative Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) recently visited Penn College’s vocational training labs in Williamsport to discuss the future of hand – of qualified work of Pennsylvania.

Penn College has educated more than 2,900 students in the industrial, healthcare, and energy sectors. It emphasizes learning. The college’s largest program areas include nursing, information technology, welding, and construction.

Legislators toured the Thompson Professional Development Center and state-of-the-art construction, welding and electrical labs.

“This pandemic has had a profound impact on the American workforce, supply chain and industries at every level,” Keller said in a statement. “Going forward, our goal must be to help more people find work, while ensuring that the labor needs of industries like long-term care are met. Through Penn College, thousands of local students have received the training needed to succeed in these competitive industries. I look forward to working with all of our local partners to create a brighter future for Pennsylvania’s workforce. »

Keller and Owlett also met with Penn College administrators and local leaders to discuss the federal Enhancing Knowledge, Improving Learning and Livelihoods Act. The bill would amend existing laws to prioritize job creation for in-demand industries and help connect workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keller introduced the bill on September 22.