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Labor and Industry secretary tours MBIT

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Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak toured the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and highlighted GoverTom Wolf’s bold Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) to expand job training to create a highly qualified and competitive workforce.

“Employers need workers with the training and skills ready to do the job,” said Oleksiak. “Not everyone wants a four-year degree, but many people need skills like the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) provides. By making job training a priority, workers can get the skills for good-paying jobs here that will attract more industries to Pennsylvania.”

Oleksiak toured some of the MBIT’s job training programs, including the automotive technology, building trades occupations and the welding labs.

Oleksiak said the governor’s SWEAP proposal builds on last year’s launch of PAsmart, which provided nearly $30 million to bolster STEM and computer science in schools and expand apprenticeships and job training. Through SWEAP, the governor is proposing an additional $10 million for PAsmart to bolster career and technical education for adults as well as job training programs at companies to enhance the skills of Pennsylvania workers.


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