Project SPARK, through the state’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program, has received new funding to help recruit and train 150 people to boost the skilled workforce in Lancaster County.
“Providing a strong pipeline of talent to the manufacturing industry is vital for its continued success in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday. “The commonwealth has seen great success through programs such as Project SPARK, being run by Lancaster County Career and Technical Center, and the Wolf Administration remains committed to continuing to invest in these important programs.”
The state is awarding Project SPARK a $94,000 grant through the MTTC. Project SPARK was created with the intention of bringing more young workers into the manufacturing field by focusing on recent Lancaster County Career and Technical Center (LCCTC) graduates that had not attained workforce and technical skills for a career.
This funding will allow Project SPARK to expand the program beyond young workers to unemployed adults and newly hired employees who are missing essential skills, Wolf said.
The funding builds upon the previous MTTC investment of $92,000 in grant funding to Project SPARK in 2018.