Governor Wolf Tours Wood-Mode in Snyder County to Highlight Job Training

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first_img Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Kreamer, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Wood-Mode, Snyder County’s largest employer, to highlight job training at Pennsylvania manufacturers. He joined company and local leaders to tour the nation’s leading manufacturer of custom cabinets.“Having built a similar business, I understand that companies want to hire skilled workers in order to expand and grow, and new businesses will only come to a state that invests in training talented people,” said Governor Wolf. “This tour of Wood-Mode’s state-of-the-art facility is another reminder of the importance of workforce training, whether those workers live in rural communities or our biggest cities.”Wood-Mode, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, has a workforce that includes three generations of highly skilled on-site craftsmen who perform the majority of the company’s cabinetry-making process by hand in combination with advanced technology and automation.To help employees gain new skills, the company participates in the state’s WEDnetPA program, which enables companies to provide job training through a network of 27 universities, colleges and partner experts. More than 50 Wood-Mode employees have gained training through WEDnetPA at Penn State University’s Innovative Manufacturing Center and other partner institutions. The training included lean manufacturing, A3 thinking and value stream mapping, standard work and root cause analysis, and project management.“For 75 years, we have maintained success by carefully balancing time-honored craftsmanship while embracing evolving products and technologies,” said Robert Gronlund, a second-generation family owner. “From six employees in 1942 to more than 1,000 employees throughout our 1.3 million square foot facility, our commitment to training and development is vital to our success as we pass skills and techniques from one generation to the next.”Governor Wolf has made job training a priority in Pennsylvania and is expanding apprenticeship and job programs so workers and students get the hands-on experience they need for good-paying jobs and to create the talented workforce that businesses need now and in the future.Under Governor Wolf, Pennsylvania ranks near the top of states for apprenticeships and the Department of Labor and Industry is working closely with businesses and schools to expand those opportunities. Today, Pennsylvania has 750 apprenticeship programs and 15,000 apprentices, which is creating a pipeline of ready-to-work talent.The Wolf administration has also increased the number of students in career and technical programs by 42 percent, and the state is a national leader in the high-growth fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.Pennsylvania is fourth in the number of STEM graduates and is in the top 10 of states for technology and innovation and employment in STEM jobs. The governor is committed to boosting the number of students in STEM majors at state-supported post-secondary institutions to 10,000 by the year 2020 and making sure every student has access to a robust computer science curriculum. Governor Wolf Tours Wood-Mode in Snyder County to Highlight Job Training January 04, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mr. Harold Wayne Garland, Jr.

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first_imgMr. Harold Wayne Garland, Jr., age 74, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 21, 1945 in Akron, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Harold Wayne Garland, Sr. and Gladys (Collins) Garland. He was raised in Columbus, Indiana and was a 1965 graduate of Columbus High School. Harold attended Black Hills of South Dakota to become a chef. Harold was employed for the Lebanon Country Club Golf Course, Ponderosa and Phillips 66 in Lebanon, Indiana. He was also employed as a chef for Sheraton Hotel in Huntington, California for five years. Harold was also employed as a grounds keeper for Lebanon Parks and Recreation for several years. Harold resided in the Tupelo, Mississippi community for 16 years until moving to the Vevay community. He was a former member of the Moose Family Center Lodge 1269 in Lebanon, Indiana. He was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus, Indiana. Harold enjoyed bowling, watching sports, gardening and mowing. Harold passed away at 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Harold will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Natasha Lynn May of Madison, IN; his sons, Harold Wayne Garland, III. and his fiancée, Angela Curry of Seymour, IN, Jeremy Scott Garland and his wife, Michelle of Morgantown, IN and Brad Garland of North Vernon, IN; his grandchildren, Heidi, Thomas, Jon, Arizona, Mason, Bentley, Delaney, Elisia, Ethan, Elynn, Layne, Kourtney, Benjamin, Bryson and Brianna; his great-grandchildren, Benjamin Jr., Alistor and Braxton.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Wayne Garland, Sr. and Gladys (Collins) Garland; his wife, Betty Jo (Carlton) West-Smith-Garland; his grandson, Colton Garland and his brothers, Ronnie and Michael Garland.(COVID-19 Restrictions Apply) Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.(COVID-19 Restrictions Apply) Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Bro. Jeremiah Haynes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, IndianaMemorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Faugheen vies for Rich pickings

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first_imgOwner Rich Ricci believes Faugheen represents his best chance of winning one of the championship events at the Cheltenham Festival ahead of his bid for glory in the Stan James Champion Hurdle on Tuesday. Unbeaten in eight career starts, the seven-year-old will attempt to follow in the hoofprints of Istabraq and Hardy Eustace, both of whom won what is now the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle before clinching gold in the two-mile hurdling championship. While respectful of the opposition, Ricci is confident Willie Mullins’ hot favourite has what it takes to emerge triumphant. “He’s a funny horse in that he’s won over two miles, two and a half miles and three miles,” he said. “He’s not the best looking of horses and has an unusual pedigree, but he just seems to be able to do it. “He hasn’t faced anything like the calibre of horse he’s going to run against in the Champion Hurdle, and he’s too short (in the betting) for what he’s done, but he goes there with a big reputation and he’s unbeaten. It would be a dream come true to win one of the championship races and he’s the best chance I’ve ever had in my career.” Ricci rates last year’s winner Jezki the biggest threat to Faugheen, but is also wary of esteemed stable companion Hurricane Fly and the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained The New One. He said: “I would probably say Jezki (is the biggest danger). I think The New One is a very good horse, trained by a very good trainer and ridden by a nice pilot. “Hurricane Fly, it would be great if he did it. I’d be the first one applauding in the ring if he did because it would be a remarkable feat, but statistics are against him. In fairness, they are against Faugheen as well. It should be a cracking race.” Statisticians will claim the fact Faugheen has not won since his scintillating display in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day is a huge negative, with 2011 champion Rock On Ruby the first horse since Granville Again in 1993 to win the race without having had a prep race in the calendar year. Mullins is not concerned, however, having decided against an outing in last month’s Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on the advice of stable jockey Ruby Walsh. Mullins said: “We looked up the stats and we’ve seen plenty of horses that have gone from Kempton to the Champion Hurdle without a run. I didn’t particularly want to travel to England again and I didn’t want him to take on Hurricane Fly in the Irish Champion Hurdle. I felt Hurricane Fly deserved to go back to Leopardstown. “We prepared him for the Red Mills, but we decided not to run and with the ground and everything I’m happy enough we didn’t. I asked Ruby if he needed another run over hurdles for experience and he felt he didn’t, so I was guided by him.” With Walsh nailing his colours to the Faugheen mast, Hurricane Fly will be partnered by Paul Townend for the first time since steering him to the first of his five Irish Champion Hurdle victories at Leopardstown in 2011. With Champion Hurdle victories in 2011 and 2013 among a record 22 Grade One wins, the 11-year-old’s legendary status is already secured. Having beaten Jezki in all three of their clashes this season, Mullins would not be surprised to see the apple of his eye become the first horse in history to twice reclaim the crown. “To me, if Hurricane Fly was two years younger he’d be favourite, clear favourite,” said the Irish champion trainer. “He’s done everything that a clear favourite should be. It’s just his age, but it can be done at 11 and he’s got class. People have said he doesn’t run as well in Cheltenham. I’m not so sure. “He’s run there four times and won twice, which is good enough for anyone. It’s a 50 per cent record and I think I have two good excuses for the other two times. When he was really right, he scored there. Every horse has to be really right on the day and things have to go right.” Hurricane Fly finished outside the first three for the first time in his hurdling career in last year’s Champion Hurdle, faltering up the hill and passing the post in fourth. After also losing to Jezki at Punchestown in May, the veteran looked close to retirement, but he has roared back to form this season. Mullins is confident Hurricane Fly is in better form than 12 months ago. He said: ” I just felt last year, for his last two runs, he wasn’t sparking the way he can spark, but he wasn’t not sparking enough not to run. I felt we had to run. “We just changed things with him at home. Paul (Townend) rides him all the time and is a great indicator. He’s able to tell me down the ounce how he’s training. He was giving me positive feedback all the time so we really got him ready for that first run, which we wouldn’t have done other years, and it paid off. “I think a lot of people had been putting in their own minds that he was gone, but I knew he had too much class. I was prepared to accept it if he didn’t train this year, but he came back in and trained well and when I trained him hard he took it, whereas in the second half of last season he wasn’t taking it and was just going through the motions. “He was quite tired after the Irish Champion Hurdle, probably more tired than I’ve ever seen him. He was quite back in himself for a week after, where it normally takes him a day or two to recover. He’s back as good as ever again now.” Mullins will also saddle a third runner in Arctic Fire, the mount of Danny Mullins. The six-year-old picked up minor honours behind Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on his last two outings and showed a liking for Cheltenham when only narrowly denied in last season’s County Hurdle. “Arctic Fire’s a horse that always showed me plenty at home,” said the County Carlow handler. “As a three-year-old, his work was better than any of them and I don’t think we’ve got the best out of him yet. A strong-run race will suit him, he loves the track in Cheltenham.” Press Associationlast_img read more

USC Libraries hosts 10th annual bazaar

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first_imgBizarre bazaar · The USC Libraries’ 10th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar covered a wide range of topics pertaining to Los Angeles’s history. The exhibit was held in Doheny Library on Saturday. – Marie McCoy-Thompson | Daily TrojanOn Saturday, USC Libraries held its 10th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar in Doheny Library.The event was put on by LA as Subject, a consortium within USC Libraries dedicated to preserving the history of Los Angeles.Tyson Gaskill, executive director of communications and events for USC Libraries, discussed how the variety of panels appealed not just to people interested in history, but also to those who may be interested in the popular culture of Los Angeles.“This is really geared to anybody who has any interest in the local history in Southern California or pop culture,” Gaskill said. “There’s just some wacky, crazy things that, if you didn’t know that they existed, this is the place to come find out about these wonderful little idiosyncratic collections that are all over Southern California.”The roughly 90 exhibitions covered a variety of topics including sports, music and the different regions of Los Angeles and Orange County. Aimee Lind, a reference librarian for the Getty Research Library, found that one of the greatest benefits of participating in the event was how it helped publicize the collections being exhibited.“We’ve been in it from the beginning on some level, but just in general it’s to make our Los Angeles collections known to a wider audience,” Lind said. “It’s always nice to see what everybody has and get to know what researchers are interested in and how to better promote our collection.”Gaskill said the event also aimed to unify the broader USC community.“I would say it’s along dual tracks. Students are probably about 50 percent of it.” Gaskill said. “But it also reaches out to the larger community. We try to also hit the whole entire professional history community here in Southern California.”Student volunteer Katherine Brunson, a junior studying mechanical engineering, said that the variety of exhibitions was what made the event so interesting.“[The bazaar] is really interesting — it has a really wide range of history about Los Angeles,” Brunson said. “There’s a fascinatingly large amount of stuff going on and it’s really cool.”Susan Berumen, the Orange County archivist whose exhibit focused on the history of the county, also spoke about how the event helped create contacts that could further benefit her archives.“This is our seventh or eighth year with the archives bazaar, and it’s a great place to meet people,” Berumen said. “We’ve gotten a whole bunch of names and queries, and it’s just a wonderful location and event.”Doheny Library has hosted the event for the last six years. Because the USC Libraries team responsible for putting on the event is so familiar with the space and since Doheny is situated in the heart of campus, Gaskill said Doheny is the perfect venue to put on the bazaar.“The whole thing is administered by the Libraries, so we have a team here who knows the building very well, and it’s kind of a natural fit,” Gaskill said. ”Doheny Library is the heart of the University, and so to have this event — which is our premier public event for the year — in the library is pretty special.”Berumen said the event has previously been very inviting.“It’s always a positive event,“ Berumen said. “You meet different people every year, and there’s a real camaraderie here.”last_img read more