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State Energy Partnership Grant
 
 
| Green Career Training
 
The SESP grant will be a conduit for growth in the green careers sector, much the same way the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers has helped the labor market meet the demand for health care occupations across the state.
 
16 training providers were selected to provide 'green' career training. Those trianing providers include:
  • Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board - Allentown
  • Harrisburg Area Community College – South Central PA
  • The Heat and Frost Insulators Union - Middletown
  • The Energy Coordinating Agency – Philadelphia
  • American Cities Foundation – Philadelphia
  • People for People – Philadelphia
  • Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. – Lewisburg
  • Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board – Norristown
  • Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board – Greensburg
  • Keystone Development Partnership – Pittsburgh
  • West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund – State College
  • IBEW Local 412 & 56 – Northwest PA
  • Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board – Lancaster
  • Bucks County Community College, Veterans training program – Bristol
  • Metropolitan Career Center – Philadelphia
  • A. Phillip Randolph Foundation – Pittsburgh
The skills and competencies gained through training provided by the SESP grantees will:
Enable workers to fill available jobs;
Enable workers to acquire skill certifications which deliver a triple benefit of quality assurance for employers, skill portability for workers and maximum environmental benefit for the commonwealth;
Help low-income workers achieve and keep entry-level jobs, then receive support necessary to develop along a career pathway;
Build Pennsylvania employers' capacity to participate in new ‘green’ markets, maximizing those industries' growth and creating export opportunities.
 
The SESP grant will serve over 1,400 particpants with training leading to certifications, advanced degrees, and/or employment.
 
| Industry Partnerships
 
To ensure an industry-led approach to addressing the skill gaps necessary for today's and tomorrow's green workforce, the SESP grantees will seek advice from the employers in the Industry Partnerships across the state that have green occupations within their companies.
 
| Contact Information
 
For more information about State Energy Sector Partnership Grant, contact Christopher Manlove in the L&I press office at 717-787-7530.
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