January Jobs That Pay Update: Workforce Training, Computer Science Education, Fairer Wages, and New Jobs

first_imgJanuary Jobs That Pay Update: Workforce Training, Computer Science Education, Fairer Wages, and New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 17, 2018 Economy,  Education,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Workforce Development In just the first few weeks of the new year, Governor Tom Wolf announced $7 million in workforce development funding, statewide computer science education standards, more than 600 new jobs, and plans to overhaul Pennsylvania’s overtime rules to be more fair for salaried workers.Training Pennsylvania’s WorkforceGovernor Wolf continued to support workforce development programs that prepare Pennsylvanians to meet the evolving demands of the job market. More than $7 millions in state funding will help train tomorrow’s medical practitioners and commercial truck drivers, and retrain dislocated miners in today’s high demand occupations.Introducing Computer Science Education StandardsHeeding the governor’s request, the State Board of Education took action this January to establish standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools. Already a national leader in STEM education, Pennsylvania is now one of a few states to endorse such standards.Fairer Wages and New JobsGovernor Wolf announced plans to modernize outdated overtime rules and more than 600 new jobs in e-commerce, technology, large-scale manufacturing and small businesses. The governor also welcomed another national manufacturing company that chose Pennsylvania as their new hub on the east coast.Highlights from December 2017 – January 2018Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Funding for 125 New Community Projects Through Neighborhood Assistance ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces Tax Credits to Revitalize ‘Mill 19’ – Site of Former Steel Mill in HazelwoodGovernor Wolf Announces Revamped Pennsylvania Program to Confront Skills Gap, Bolster Job TrainingGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 307 Pennsylvania Jobs Through Expansion of AssurantGovernor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 13 Small Business Projects in Nine Counties, Supporting Nearly 200 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces $4 Million for Health Care Training Building in Central PAGovernor Wolf Visits Philips Ultrasound, Hosts Roundtable with Pennsylvania Med Tech BusinessesGovernor Wolf Tours Wood-Mode in Snyder County to Highlight Job TrainingGovernor Wolf Visits Dauphin County Technical School, Talks Training and Careers with Health Sciences StudentsGovernor Wolf Attends Turn5 Ribbon-Cutting, Celebrates New Job CreationGovernor Wolf Visits Lehigh Carbon Community College, Visits Commercial Truck Driving Students and EmployersGovernor Wolf Tours All Sports America, Touts Collaboration in Reshoring and New Jobs CreationGovernor Wolf Stresses Agriculture’s Economic Impact; Says New Report’s Recommendations Guide Opportunities for GrowthGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Repurpose the United Mine Workers of America Career Centers’ Training Center to Connect Dislocated Workers with Family-Sustaining EmploymentGovernor Wolf Applauds State Board of Education for Endorsement of Computer Science StandardsGovernor Wolf Visits Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Innovation Hub, Touts Entrepreneurship Opportunities in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Silgan Containers Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating New Manufacturing Jobs in the Lehigh ValleyGovernor Wolf Announces $1 million in Funding for Scranton Downtown Revitalization ProjectGovernor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for WorkersPennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Receives Final ApprovalHighlights from Instagramcenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

Pepe Reina praises controversial Covid-19 protests

first_img Read Also: La Liga: Spanish Prime Minister confirms restart date The ex Liverpool man has established himself as figure of political controversy due to previous remarks. He has publicly criticised the Catalan independence referendum, and openly indicated his support for Vox’s leader Santiago Abascal, as per reports from COPE prior to the 2019 General Election. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Spanish international Pepe Reina has backed the widespread protests from far right Spanish political supporters across the country. Protesters took to the streets, inside their cars, to protest at Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s handling of the coronavirus lock down. The 37-year old, currently on loan at Premier League side Aston Villa, tested positive for the virus in March, however he appears to be against the measures enacted by Sanchez. “Ah! It appears that folks have gone out into the streets, haven’t they?” the former Villarreal keeper tweeted from his official account. Reina’s comments come just hours after Sanchez confirmed both La Liga’s Primera and Segunda Divisions can both restart their 2019-20 seasons behind closed doors from June 8.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their Death7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonelast_img read more

3,000 Athletes to Run at 5th Okpekpe Race

first_imgOver 3,000 athletes have been confirmed to run at the fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race which holds tomorrow at Okekpe near Auchi in Edo State.A top technical official of the race, Yusuf Alli disclosed thursday in Okpekpe that the number is made up of over 23 foreign elite athletes and 32 from the Nigerian elite class.“The elite athletes, both foreign and local are here in Auchi. They will go on a route tour today to familiarise themselves with the race course in line with International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules,” said Alli, a former Nigeria long jump king and former Commonwealth record holder. “I am delighted with the huge number of locals especially from North Ibie side which includes Okpekpe. It shows they have fully embraced the race. They will not only be running to be fit or just for the fun of it. They also have the opportunity to win money at the event. There is prize money for the North Ibie athletes courtesy Mr John Momoh, chairman and chief executive officer of Channels Television,” revealed Ali who restated the organisers preparedness for the race.“Everything is set. The athletes are here. We have done the lining of the route, particularly the kilometer markings. There will be water, sponges and refreshment stations along the route and at the finish and if I must add, the drinking/sponging and refreshment stations are adequately staffed by competent personnel and everything has been done in accordance with IAAF Rule 240.8,” he said.Ali also hinted that doping procedures will follow immediately after the race.“We have a doping station built since last year and it will be manned by competent anti-doping officers led by Dr Akin Amao formerly of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. The IAAF has listed the race as an international competition which means the doping will be done as if it is the IAAF World Championship that is taking place. The race is one of only two listed by the IAAF on their website as an international competition”He also said the race will be timed using full automatic electronic timing system and that there will be split timing at every kilometre.”A clock Car will precede the race leaders indicating the time elapsed since the start of the race. The timing for the race will be done by MYLAPS Sports Timing, the internationally recognised automatic sports timing company. Last year we raised the bar in terms of organising road races in Nigeria by joining such world acclaimed marathons as Boston, Rotterdam and Melbourne marathons who now rely on MYLAPS technology for the world-class timing of their events“We also have the tracking application to enable the media, athletes and their friends and families as well as spectators and even sponsors to follow the progress of the participants as well as the entire organisation of the event.”Last year Kenyan duo of Simon Cheprot and Polline Wanjiku Njeru came first in the male and female categories respectively. They went home with $15,000 prize money each after finishing in a record time of 29min: 48sec and 33min: 53sec respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more