Pashinski announces $68,650 in workforce development grants

WILKES-BARRE, Oct. 9 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced five grants totaling $68,650 were awarded to companies in the 121st Legislative District from the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania.

“Workforce development is essential to ensuring that Pennsylvania workers are prepared to meet the demands of the ever-changing employment market,” Pashinski said. “I’m incredibly appreciative that the Workforce and Economic Development Network has invested in our community and I look forward to hearing the success stories this investment brings.”  

The award recipients are:

  • Advertising Outsourcing Services received $7,000.
  • Civitas Media doing business as Times Leader received $30,000.
  • Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre received $11,000.
  • InterMetro Industries Corp. received $18,900.
  • Itoh Denki USA Inc. received $1,750.

WEDnetPA was created to make companies across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive locally, nationally and internationally, by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs. WEDnetPA is an alliance of educational providers across Pennsylvania, including State System universities, community colleges and other educational providers, that acts as a delivery mechanism for workforce training grants.

Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through Pennsylvania’s appropriation to the PA First fund.