John Hartman, Senior Director of Facilities Management,
leads Eileen Cipriani, Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary
for Workforce Development, on a tour of the Maintenance
Workshop at LGH.
On Feb. 13, Governor Tom Wolf announced the first PAsmart Apprenticeship and Next Generation Industry Partnerships grants for south central Pennsylvania. The governor launched PAsmart last year to increase STEM and computer science education and job training to prepare workers with the skills that growing businesses need.
Lancaster General Hospital was the first to receive a grant to create an apprenticeship program for building maintenance technicians, creating a pipeline of experienced maintenance staff to support the regional area’s aging workforce. The $68,484.31 apprenticeship grant will support a program to bridge the skill gap between new graduates and experienced maintenance personnel and provide on-the-job training focused on technical and soft skills.
To celebrate the PAsmart grants and investment in workforce development, LG Health leaders and the Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani toured the Maintenance Workshop at LGH.
“Apprenticeship programs are a great example of state agencies and local businesses working together to help meet regional employment needs,” said Cipriani. “Governor Wolf wants Pennsylvania businesses to have access to a world-class workforce, and has proposed additional funding for the PAsmart initiative to further improve access to education, apprenticeships and training programs for students and workers.”
To learn more, visit South Central PAsmart Grants.