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April 17, 2019

            Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today highlighted Governor Tom Wolf's ongoing commitment to expanding job training opportunities and career and technical education for students and adult learners in southeast Pennsylvania through the proposed Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP).

            "Investing in career and technical education programs like these at Western Montgomery CTC ensures that we have a job-ready workforce to meet employers' needs," said Oleksiak. "Building the strongest workforce in the nation is a top priority of Governor Wolf's, which is why his SWEAP proposal to increase investments in STEM education and job training programs is so important. The more we can do to develop these skills across the commonwealth, the stronger our workforce and economy will be."

            Secretary Oleksiak toured some of the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center's (CTC) job training programs, including the automotive technology, sports therapy and exercise management, and metal technology labs. He spoke with teachers and student about Governor Wolf's SWEAP budget proposal that provides opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement.

            SWEAP builds on PAsmart launched last year. PAsmart encourages school, business and community partnerships to prepare people for the jobs of today and the future. Through PAsmart grants, the Wolf administration provided nearly $30 million to bolster STEM and computer science in schools and expand apprenticeships and job training.

            This year, the governor is proposing an additional ...



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