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Hershey, PA – Pennsylvania must continue to make smart investments in education and job training to create the most skilled and qualified workforce in the nation, Governor Tom Wolf today told the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA).
During his remarks, the governor outlined his proposed Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP), the centerpiece of his 2019-20 budget. SWEAP is a bold and sensible plan to rebuild Pennsylvania’s economy and prioritize skills training from birth to retirement.
The governor has traveled the commonwealth to hear from business owners, industry leaders, and hardworking Pennsylvanians about how the Wolf Administration can help them thrive. In addition to proposing a minimum wage increase, other actions the governor has taken to close the skills gap and support manufacturing and new growth industries include: