Wolf Administration and Team Pennsylvania Announce Career Readiness Mini-Grants to 64 School Districts

first_img September 28, 2017 Wolf Administration and Team Pennsylvania Announce Career Readiness Mini-Grants to 64 School Districts SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I), and Team Pennsylvania today announced that $270,000 in Career Readiness Mini-Grants have been awarded to 64 school districts from across the commonwealth. The grants support an assortment of activities for students to learn about career opportunities, and to build stronger connections between schools and employers.“These grants will enhance the collaborative efforts between the Pennsylvania education and workforce development systems, and help to create the bridge between school and real-world workplace experiences,” Governor Wolf said. “We need to allow our students to explore their career options early, so that they are prepared and informed as they transition into the workforce and post-secondary education.”L&I awarded a grant to Team Pennsylvania in June to fund career-readiness projects of up to $10,000 each.“Labor & Industry is proud to fund and support these education-oriented career readiness projects,” said L&I Acting Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “These grants allow students to experience different industries in Pennsylvania, including high-demand industries with good, family-sustaining wages. Preparing our students for jobs that pay is a win-win for Pennsylvania’s economy.”Team Pennsylvania partnered with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and Intermediate Units (IUs) across the state to review applications and select grantees, awarding $30,000 in each of the nine regions in the commonwealth.“This project perfectly aligns with our organizational principles of partnership and ensuring Pennsylvania’s economic prosperity,” said Ryan C. Unger, President & CEO of Team Pennsylvania.“Pennsylvania’s 29 Intermediate Units are positioned to facilitate partnerships and connect schools throughout Pennsylvania to the programs and resources needed to support robust Career Awareness and Readiness activities that will engage students in developing meaningful career dreams that can become a reality,” said Dr. Linda Hippert, Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.The project will work to promote collaboration between the K-12 system and the workforce system on a micro-level. Successful applicants are required to work with their local Workforce Development Boards and base their work on regional labor market needs.The career readiness activities funded by the mini-grants include:Placing students in work-based learning experiences, apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, and other opportunities that help students see the connection between the classroom and their future workplaces;Furthering career awareness and exploration programs for students at all grade levels;Designing classroom instruction that will ensure students are prepared to pursue careers in high-demand, well-paying occupations; andBuilding partnerships between schools and businesses to create future career readiness opportunities for more students.These career-readiness activities were created in support of the Department of Education’s initiative of expanding options for students to demonstrate their readiness for college, high-demand industries, or the military. The career readiness mini-grant project will identify best practices to share and replicate throughout the commonwealth.Team Pennsylvania is a non-partisan, charitable, non-profit created in 1997 to bring government and private sector leaders together for the betterment of Pennsylvania.The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units works to ensure the strength of individual intermediate units, and to strengthen the system of intermediate units. IUs serve as liaisons between local schools and the Department of Education. Every year, more than 175,000 students and 75,000 educators and adults receive services from one of Pennsylvania’s twenty-nine intermediate units.A complete list of school districts that were awarded the mini-grant can be found on the Team Pennsylvania website at www.teampa.com/minigrantawardees.last_img read more

Adequate ‘WASH’ facilities needed before face-to-face classes resume

first_imgStudents at the Tipas Elementary School in Taguig City wash their hands. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, says adequate “WASH” facilities are long-term investments that would help schools observe proper hygiene and sanitation. FILE PHOTO/ABS-CBN Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian underscored that adequate WASH facilities are long-term investments that would help schools observe proper hygiene and sanitation even if coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is contained “Kasama sa pagbangon ng ating sistema ng edukasyon mula sa naging epekto ng COVID-19 ang pagkakaroon ng sapat at malinis na tubig sa bawat paaralan, pati na ng mga pasilidad at programang pang-kalusugan at pang-kalinisan,” he added./PN WinS aims to provide a comprehensive, sustainable, and scalable school-based water, hygiene, sanitation, health education and deworming program to achieve learning and health outcomes. “Hindi na kailangan ng pandemya para ipaalala sa mga eskwelahan ang importanteng mga bagay na ito. Pero dahil sa krisis na dulot ng COVID-19, kailangang magdobleng ingat tayo at laging maging handa para mapanatili ang kaligtasan at kalusugan ng mga mag-aaral, guro at kawani ng paaralan,” said Gatchalian.center_img The DepEd reported last year that only half of 35,005 schools that participated in its ‘WASH in Schools’ (WinS) program have access to group handwashing facilities with soap and water available. DepEd also revealed that 37.4 percent of schools practice daily supervised handwashing. MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) should fast-track the installation of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities (WASH) in public elementary and secondary schools before allowing face-to-face classes. “These facilities are important to keep learners, teachers, and school personnel safe from the threat of other preventable diseases,” Gatchalian said. “Soap, sanitizers, and alcohol should always be available in schools when physical classes resume.”last_img read more

PNG wins silver in first mixed relay

first_imgLed by super fish Ryan Pini, PNG dominated the race in the first lap but fell behind New Caledonia who took out gold after clocking a time of 1:49:94 sec. This is the first Games record for the event.PNG came in at 1:52:04 sec with Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane finishing the race for PNG.This event included two males and two females each from every country that took part.Countries that participated in this event were Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Guam, Palau, bronze medalist Fiji, New Caledonia and PNG.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, January 12

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester United are closing in on a shock £25m move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte. (Daily Star)Liverpool could sell Mario Balotelli this month and put the cash they receive for the striker towards deals for Napoli hitman Gonzalo Higuain and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero. (Daily Express)Liverpool are close to selling winger Oussama Assaidi to Dubai-based Al-Ahli for £4.7m. The winger has cut his short his loan spell at Stoke ahead of the permanent switch. (The Sun)Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has described Arsenal as ‘the club of my heart’ as he eyes a January switch to the Gunners. (Daily Mail)Arsenal and Manchester United target Virgil van Dijk says he is more likely to leave Celtic in the summer than during the January transfer window. (Daily Star)Wilfried Bony was paid £1million by Swansea to remove a £19m release clause in his contract. Bony signed fresh teams with the Swans in November with the club demanding the clause be dropped from his new deal. He is now set to seal a move worth £30m to Manchester City. (The Sun)Aston Villa are hoping to conclude a £3.9million deal for Valencia’s Carles Gill with the attacking midfielder flying into Birmingham on Monday. (Daily Mail)Leicester have made a £3million bid for Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton. While Spurs have not accepted the offer, they are willing to allow Naughton to leave this month – and Swansea are expected to table a counter offer. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines… ‘Has there been any progress at Man United?’ – Riled Van Gaal reacts to press probesMan United 0-1 Southampton: Super-sub Tadic stuns dreadful Red DevilsKoeman hails ‘unbelievable spirit’ of Southampton’s history makersManchester City defender close to Schalke switch, says general managerExclusive – ‘I’m no rhino!’ Mertesacker laughs off criticism from Szczesny’s fatherStoke City boss lauds ‘intelligent’ Arsenal star Sanchezlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal runner Ed McGroartyDonegal ultra-runner Ed McGroarty ran 213kms in the Energia 24hr Race, finishing 6th in this year’s event. The event took place in the Victoria Park Track in East Belfast on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.The Energia 24-hour race is the endurance race where competitors run as many laps of the 400m race track as they can in 24 hours. Ed, from the Lifford/Strabane Athletics Club, completed 129 laps of the track over the 24 hour period. Race Director Ed Smith says “this year’s Energia 24hr Race was sensational. After 6 years at the Mary Peters’ track we moved to a 1.7km circuit in Victoria Park in east Belfast. This will be the location for the 24-Hr World Championships that will take place here next summer. Entry levels doubled and some fantastic races were run.”“Runners from all over Ireland – 25 counties to be exact – competed alongside runners from 12 other countries in a truly international field.”“Eoin Keith from Cork retained his title, running 242 kms in 24 hours. Another Corkman, Alex O’Shea, finished 100 miles first but then fell back through the field. Aidan Hogan, also from Cork, took second place with 238 kms.”Smith says: “It was great to have the use of the upgraded Victoria Park facility and with it the support of Belfast City Council alongside our title sponsor Energia, who have been with us from the start when we had 18 entries, Pure Running, Water Within, the international Association of Ultra Runners and the athletics federations north and south.” Title sponsors Energia, the leading gas and electricity suppliers, have backed the 24-hour event from day one.Energia Marketing Manager, Michael Ringland said: “This year’s race has been another fantastic event and everyone in Energia wants to congratulate all of the competitors. We’re looking forward to 2017 already.”The event carries a Silver Label from the World Governing Body and is grant-aided by Belfast City Council and supported by Pure Running. DONEGAL MAN FINISHES 6TH IN ENERGIA 24-HOUR RACE was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:east belfasted mcgroartyenergiaLiffordracestrabanevictoria park tracklast_img read more