New Website Offers Career Resources for Pa. Workers

PAsmart focuses on education and training for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

From high school students to baby boomers, Governor Tom Wolf says a new website will be one-stop shopping for anybody pursuing an education or career in Pennsylvania.

The Governor's office says the site, , is an important step to making it as easy as possible for Pennsylvanians at every stage of their education and career to access the resources they need to be successful.

The site includes access to STEM education, training and information on emerging career paths. It follows the announcement this week of $1.5 million in grants for southwestern Pennsylvania , intended to prepare students and workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This includes jobs that offer "family-sustaining wages" and positions that do not require a four-year college degree.

"Our commonwealth is on a comeback and I want to bring students, workers, educators and businesses together like never before to create the best workforce in the nation," said Wolf.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the December 2018 unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 4.2%, slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.9%.

You might like:

How can you start something good?
The Conversation
More stories you may love

How Goats And The Volunteers Who Love Them Are Saving A Popular Park

They're keeping invasive plants from taking over Pittsburgh's Frick Park by doing what comes naturally. For the goats at least!

You Can Take Action To Stop Fraud And Elder Abuse

They're easy targets for thieves and criminals. This is how you protect your loved ones.

Warning: This Community Program Is In Danger Of Shutting Down!

Watch to see why this program that serves children, adults, and people with special needs may go away if people don't step up NOW!

Our Mission
Have you ever felt like there's just too much bad news? Ever felt like the world is hopeless, and you're helpless to do anything about it? We did too. That's why we created Sparkt™.
At Sparkt™, we tell powerful stories about great people making a difference in their communities, and we show you how you can make a difference too. Join us, and together, let's #StartSomethingGood!
Sparkt Newsletter
Get positive, uplifting stories in your inbox
Follow Us on Social Media
Download the Mobile App
Sparkt™ is a Rabble Holdings, Inc. Media Brand. © 2020 Rabble Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.