Readshaw discusses military opportunities for students in meeting with education secretary, former adjutant general

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, met with former Pennsylvania Adjutant General, Major General Wesley Craig, and state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera earlier this week to discuss the many resources the military provides students. 

“In our meeting, we discussed the multiple opportunities the military offers middle school and high school students, from programs on bullying, drug awareness and physical fitness to curriculum-based programs in science, technology, engineering and math,” Readshaw said. “General Craig highlighted our military’s unique contributions in shaping Pennsylvania’s youth and offering them career paths in various vocations.” 

Readshaw noted that in addition to the many school programs and resources the military offers, it can also provide young Pennsylvanians with unique experiences that build character and teach leadership, and post-secondary opportunities such as scholarships and job training.

To highlight all those opportunities, Readshaw will be introducing a resolution later this year commemorating Military Service Opportunity Month. Readshaw said he hopes the resolution will make young Pennsylvanians aware of the real-world, post-secondary pathways that enlistment can provide.

“From careers in medical and legal services, cyber security and law enforcement to engineering, satellite communications and logistical support, the opportunities are boundless,” Readshaw said. “These are opportunities that can prepare our next generation for life.”