Burns: Nearly $36,000 in tax credits awarded to support workforce training program

Additional $1.3 million will support regional food bank

EBENSBURG, Nov. 21 – Continuing his commitment to expanding job opportunities for residents, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today that new tax credits of $35,570 have been awarded to support a workforce training project.

Burns, D-Cambria, said the tax credits will support a project by Johnstown Area Regional Industries to train five area residents in Automotive Technology at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center.

“The training will provide a pathway to good, family-sustaining jobs and will help meet a regional demand for trained workers,” Burns said. “Students who graduate will have the license and certification to fill local openings, and employers will find more of the skilled workers they need to stay competitive.”

Burns said that in addition to the local funding, more than $1.3 million in tax credits was awarded to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which serves Cambria County and 10 other counties in the region.

The funding is part of a package of tax credits approved through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program. More information about the funding is available here: https://dced.pa.gov/newsroom/shapiro-administration-approves-36-million-in-tax-credits-to-businesses-encouraging-them-to-contribute-to-local-nonprofit-organizations-strengthening-neighborhoods-and-communities-across-the-common/.