As part of the House Republican Caucus’s Good Jobs for PA (#GoodJobs4PA) legislative package, the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will tour three locations in western Pennsylvania to promote workforce development. An important element of the workforce development issue in Pennsylvania is linking the trades with qualified workers. Three unions in Pittsburgh have taken a hands-on approach to this method by developing their own successful training and apprenticeship programs.
Oberlander and her legislative colleagues, along with trade union personnel at each site.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule of tours, times and locations is below. Please allow 45-60 minutes of travel time between locations.
10-11 a.m.: Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program, 457 Christopher Road, New Alexandria.
1-2 p.m.: Keystone+Mountain+Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, 652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh.
3-4 p.m.: Steamfitters Local 449. The site of the tour is at its training facility at 230 Wise Road, Harmony.
(For GPS purposes, the ZIP code is 16037.)
The media is invited to tour any or all of the sites. Please register your attendance by notifying Jennifer Keaton at 717.705.2094, firstname.lastname@example.org