Wolf Administration Visits Franklin County Career and Technology Center, Highlighting PAsmart Proposal to Ensure Students are Work-Ready

​Chambersburg, PA – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani today visited the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (CareerTech) and highlighted Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart proposal to boost opportunities for career and technical education (CTE) and prepare students and workers to get good family-sustaining jobs.

“Promoting career and technical education programs like these at Franklin County CareerTech ensures that we have a job-ready workforce to meet local employers’ needs,” said Cipriani. “In addition to academic proficiency and solid technical training, the center also provides students with employability skills to build a firm foundation for successful careers or post-secondary education upon graduation.”

Deputy Secretary Cipriani toured some of the school’s career and technical offerings including Allied Health, Transportation, and Construction program labs. During the tour, Cipriani visited with students from CareerTech’s Construction Academy who are involved in a live, building project by participating in the construction of the school’s Practical Nursing Training Center on campus.

Staff at Franklin County CareerTech work closely with state agencies and businesses to ensure that curriculum aligns with locally identified high-priority occupations. Developing partnerships that offer post-secondary credits, and industry recognized credentials and certifications, assist students as they transition from high school to college or into a career.

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