Snyder: Nearly $238,000 investment made to assist young people with vital work experience for high-demand careers

HARRISBURG, March 5 – The Southwest Corner Workforce Development and Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Development boards were awarded $237,900 to provide summer internships through the State/Local Internship Program, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today.

Snyder said that the grants, awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and funded through the federal Workforce Innovative and Opportunity Act, will help young adults gain vital workforce skills by providing them with their first work experience.

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, which includes Greene, Washington and Beaver counties, received $103,040 in funding, and the Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Development Board received $134,860.

“This is a win-win for our region, as it will give valuable workforce experience to young people who need to succeed in our ever-changing economy,” Snyder said. “Local employers also will benefit from a career-ready pool of potential employees who are ready for successful, rewarding careers.”

The 2020 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 1 and Aug. 28, offering wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour for people between the ages of 16 and 24.

More information on SLIP can be found at the following link: https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx