$45,000 in grants awarded to students attending Penn State Behrend’s plastic training academy

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Members of Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration making a stop in Erie to announce a grant to help students train in the plastics industry.

Deputy Secretary of Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani making a visit to the Execution Precision Tooling Manufacturing Facility to discuss Governor Wolf’s new plan to build the strongest workforce, not only in PA, but the nation.

Cipriani also announcing that the Greater Erie Community Action Committee will receive a new grant to help increase job training in the Northwest Pennsylvania plastic industry.

The PA-SMART grant will be more than $45,000.  The grant will help to cover the cost for students to attend Penn State Behrend’s plastic training academy.

Cipriani says, “What we want to do is have young people have the opportunity to learn and then train about these opportunities in manufacturing so they can get good paying jobs.  The average salary across the Commonwealth is $60,000.”

Executool President Gary Mayes says that they are excited to start the program.

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