Governor Wolf Visits Webjunto, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeship SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 31, 2017 Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Webjunto to meet with employees and apprentices from the Urban Technology Project (UTP) to highlight the importance of workforce training and job creation.“It’s a proven fact that apprenticeship programs give job seekers a competitive edge by providing them with practical, hands-on job experience,” Governor Wolf said. “Today was a great opportunity to visit an employer that understands the benefits of supporting targeted training opportunities by employing apprentices of the UTP program and to hear firsthand how both the employer and employee benefited from this great program.”UTP is a pre-apprenticeship /apprenticeship model that promotes an IT career pipeline and is supported through the Department of Labor and Industry, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works, the School District of Philadelphia, private companies, and donations. Webjunto currently provides an on-the-job apprenticeship position to UTP.Approved through the Department of Labor & Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office, apprenticeship programs are used to provide employer-driven training to create a more productive, diverse, highly skilled workforce for employers and help reduce employee turnover. The program provides job seekers with increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages. It’s estimated that for every dollar spent on apprenticeships, employers get an average of $1.47 back in increased productivityThe Wolf Administration established the ATO last year to be responsible for providing outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices. To date, the ATO has added 15,023 new apprentices and 746 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide.For more information on the Apprenticeship and Training Office, visit ATO.
LOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook is hoping to reap the benefits of a “long and hard, wet and windy” pre-season.The 26-year-old prop says the last few weeks have been the hardest he can remember but everything points towards a successful year.“It’s been good under Browny [Nathan Brown] so far,” he said. “He is clued up and smart in his ways of attacking and defending and tactical in the way we play. KC and Jamahl [Lolesi] have been good too.“We have done a lot of work on Formby beach and it has been really tough, but that’s pre-season isn’t it?“We are hoping for a big season and hopefully we will win every game by 40 points or more! That would be a good season. No seriously, I know I have a lot of improvement in me and I am listening to the coaching staff a lot. We are chomping at the bit to win some silverware at this club.“It would be great to play in the World Cup, but I want to play well for Saints. If it comes along I will grab it with both hands, if not, it isn’t meant to be.”He continues: “Friday’s match will be good because we are looking forward to playing. Pre-season is good because we are training, but we will have to find our routine once again. It will be a shock for the body I know that.”Tickets for the match which kicks off at 8pm on Friday January 11 are now on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052.You can also pay on the day.Thanks to the St Helens Reporter for the image of Louie.