– A state grant in the amount of $42,738 this week was awarded to the Northern Tier Workforce Development Board to fund summer internships for young people in the region, according to Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
“These internships can be the first step toward a successful career by providing young people with the valuable work experience they need to find that first job,” said Pickett. “The opportunities that lie ahead for today’s students are limitless and located right here in Pennsylvania.”
The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s State/Local Internship Program (SLIP), which provided more than $4.7 million for nearly 1,500 summer internships across the Commonwealth. The program, funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, helps young adults develop workforce preparation skills by providing participants with their first work experience.
“Promoting workforce development and matching our students with the jobs of today and tomorrow is vital to building our local economy,” Owlett said. “We want our kids to have the opportunity to stay here and work in a challenging, good-paying career. Programs like these will help make those opportunities available to the next generation.”
The 2020 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 1 and Aug. 28. The program will offer wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour for young adults between ages 16 and 24.
Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Representative Clint Owlett
68th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pickett Media Contact: Andy Briggs 717-260-6474
Owlett Media Contact: Patricia Hippler 717-772-9846