Governor, State Senator Tour Job Training Facility

RUFF CREEK – Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) and Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) today toured the site of a Greene County job training facility that will help local workers affected by coal mine closures.

A $3 million grant awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program program will help repurpose the Mining Technology and Training Center in Ruff Creek to offer job training programs in high-demand professions, such as cyber security, medical coding, diesel repair and commercial driver licensing and training programs.

The renovated facility is expected to include new features such as a computer lab, exhaust and fire suppression systems and a driving area for a CDL program. The grant will also aid in the dismantling of the existing simulated coal mine.

Bartolotta strongly advocated for the project as a way to ensure displaced workers can access other family-sustaining jobs.

“The completion of this project will result in new job opportunities to support local families and help revitalize communities in Greene County and throughout the region,” Bartolotta said. “My thanks goes out to Governor Wolf and his team for recognizing the importance of this project to the local economy, and for taking the time to learn more about how this project will help members of the community.”


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