LVC health education building, Whole Plants expansion get Lebanon County RACP grants

Three Lebanon County projects were approved for $3 million total in the latest round of funding through the commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

RACP grants were awarded to:

· LVC Nursing & Interdisciplinary Health Education Facility III, Lebanon Valley College, Annville Township, $1.25 million.

This involves construction of a 37,000-square-foot building for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and other new nursing and health programs at the college. The facility will contain multiple teaching spaces, including simulation labs, skills labs with associated exam spaces, three classrooms, a wet lab and a home health simulation area. There will also be private and open offices, meeting rooms, study areas and support spaces for faculty.

The college’s newest undergraduate major, nursing enrolled its first cohort of students this fall. Summer 2023 is the anticipated completion date for the new building.

· North Cornwall Commons, Springwood Development Partners, North Cornwall Township, $500,000.

Two phases of a construction project will be connected to an existing commercial site, and at the end the road will be handed off to North Cornwall Township. RACP money will be used for site planning; excavation; removal of topsoil and debris; installation of water, sewer and electricity; paving and concrete of curbs and sidewalks; construction of a public street and red light; and associated stormwater management facilities.

· Whole Plants Health Expansion Phase II, Whole Plants, Lebanon city, $1.25 million.

The project supports construction of two more grow rooms; an expanded workspace that will create additional capacity for staff; and an employee entrance with one-way clean room, including gowning and locker rooms and an employee break area. It will also create two additional dry rooms, an expanded vault and a loading dock facility.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

Rock Lititz to host job fair seeking ‘skilled makers’

For the first time, nine companies in the Rock Lititz community are joining forces to hold a Fabrication Job Fair.

It will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pod 2, Rock Lititz, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd.

Participating companies are 4Wall Entertainment, ATOMIC, Clair Global, ChoiceLIVE, Lititz Technology Academy, Rock-it Global, Stageco, TFB Catering and TAIT.

They’re looking for welders; machinists; computer numerical control, or CNC, operators; electricians and more to work in the live event industry. Many immediate positions are available, and visitors are encouraged to bring their resumes. For more information, visit the Rock Lititz Facebook page.

“The live event industry is experiencing robust growth, and skilled makers are needed to create the spectacular sets, stages and special effects that make the Rock Lititz community a premier source of world-class products and services for live events and touring artists,” Andrea Shirk, Rock Lititz CEO, said in a release. “Our Job Fair is a first-time event to bring makers of all trades to our campus to learn of the diverse jobs that are locally available in the live event industry.”

She said the mix of expertise within the Rock Lititz community “is driving unmatched innovation, further cementing Lititz as the center of businesses supporting the live event industry.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

PennDOT hosts York job fair, others in the region to follow

If you’re a job seeker with a commercial driver’s license, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is hosting a recruitment event Aug. 8 from noon to 6 p.m. at the York County Maintenance Office, 1920 Susquehanna Trail North, York.

PennDOT is looking to fill posts for winter temporary and permanent CDL operator (starting pay $20.49 an hour) and diesel and construction equipment mechanic (starting pay $25.28 an hour) in York County.

This will be the second of eight job fairs to be held this summer in PennDOT’s District 8 south central region.

Staff will be available to discuss current and future openings for CDL operators, who must have a valid Pennsylvania CDL Class A or B with no restrictions, and diesel and construction equipment mechanics, who must have a valid CDL and a PA Class 7 inspector mechanic certification. Both positions also require a current medical examiner certificate.

On-the-spot applications, interviews and driving skills testing will take place. Applicants should bring their current CDL license and medical examiner’s card.

If needed, there will be help to navigate the new electronic application system, and human resources representatives will be on hand to discuss benefit options and opportunities for permanent employment.

For more information, call 717-848-6230.

Other upcoming PennDOT job fairs in the region are:

· Dauphin County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Dauphin County Maintenance Office, 2140 Herr St., Harrisburg. For more information, call 717-787-5391.

· Lebanon County, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Lebanon County Maintenance Office, 1445 Cumberland St., Lebanon. For more information, call 717-450-2223.

· Perry County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Perry County Maintenance Office, 413 W. Main St., New Bloomfield.

· Lancaster County, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Lancaster County Maintenance Office, 2105 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. For more information, call 717-299-7621.

· Cumberland County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Cumberland County Maintenance Office, 40 Army Heritage Drive, Carlisle.

· Adams County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Adams County Maintenance Office, 1185 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. For more information, call 717-450-2223.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer