HARRISBURG – Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46), as chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, announced that Washington County will benefit from nearly $200,000 in funding to help place individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities in jobs in the manufacturing industry.
The new funding was awarded to Arc Human Services, Inc. through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program. It will be used to train 20-30 people in the following manufacturing-specific careers: Recycling and Maintenance Operations; Packaging and Assembly of Books/Brochures, Shelving and Diesel Parts; Baler Operations; Machine Operations, Tote Assembly and Distribution; and the Production of Air Filters.
“The funding will help prepare individuals who have likely experienced barriers to employment previously,” Bartolotta said. “Since meaningful employment should be available to all Pennsylvanians who are willing to work for it, I am pleased to share the news of these job training opportunities.”
Arc Human Services, Inc. will partner with manufacturing companies for job training and placement, including Filter Buy, Noble Environmental, RPM Industries, SupplyOne and the Washington County Council on Economic Development.
Specifically, the funding will be used to help job coaches with training individuals in manufacturing careers, as well as in enhanced safety trainings, while continuing to support the individuals during their employment.
The program will consist of two groups, with the first slated to run from July to August with career placement happening from August to December. The second group is scheduled to run in 2023 from June to July, with career placement running from August to December.
CONTACT: Katrina Hanna, 717-787-1463