Nov. 07, 2019 / Weekly Roundup

 
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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol
 
New Law Supports #GoodJobs4PA

Following through on our commitment to improve career and technical education (CTE) through our #GoodJobs4PA legislative package, a new state law will make the most significant reforms to our CTE laws in more than three decades.

Act 76 of 2019, which was signed into law last week, will help ensure our students are better prepared for success in the workforce while at the same time attracting employers and economic development to the Commonwealth.

To ensure students are well informed about their choices, the law expands an online database of articulation agreements so students know what courses may transfer between higher education institutions, and requires schools to give equal opportunity to both college and career presenters at career fairs. The measure also requires the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, with assistance from the Department of Education, to conduct a survey to determine the number and types of workforce development programs offered at secondary and postsecondary institutions.

To support CTE programs financially, Act 76 sets into law guidelines for CTE equipment grants and establishes the Schools-to-Work Program within the Department of Labor and Industry to provide grants to pre-apprenticeship programs for the purpose of establishing or enhancing workforce development partnerships between schools, employers, organizations or associations to create employment and training pathways.
 
 
Save the Date for My Open Houses

All residents of the 51st District are invited to the open houses I’m hosting. They’re a great way to talk with my staff and me about any state-related issue and learn how the office can help you.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4-7 p.m.
Meyersdale Community Center,
215 Main St., Meyersdale

Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 4-7 p.m.
Fayette Chamber of Commerce,
65 W. Main St., Second Floor, Suite 200, Uniontown
 
 
Welcoming Somerset Trust to Uniontown

Somerset Trust has been serving families, small business owners and farmers since 1889. Recently, we welcomed the Somerset Trust Company to downtown Uniontown where they built a new branch.

 
 
Thanking Our Veterans

Throughout the nation this weekend, communities will mark Veterans Day with a variety of parades, ceremonies and dedications.

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, first marked the one-year anniversary of the end of World War I, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and sought to honor the veterans of the World War – the only world war to have occurred at that time. Armistice Day was declared a national holiday in 1938 to acknowledge world peace, and then renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to celebrate the contributions of veterans of all wars.

For more about the history of Veterans Day, click here.
 
   
 
PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day

PennDOT’s full-service center in Harrisburg and all of its driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. No additional fees are charged for using online services.
 
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65 West Main Street/Suite 22, Uniontown PA 15401 (717) 438-6100
53B East Wing, PO Box 202051, Harrisburg PA 17120-2051 | (717) 783-5173
District Offices: Fayette Chamber of Commerce Building, 65 West Main Street, Suite 200, Uniontown, PA 15401
Telephone: 724-438-6100
Meyersdale Community Center, 215 Main Street, Meyersdale, PA 15552. Telephone: 814-634-4390
Confluence Community Center, 711 Logan Place, Confluence, PA 15424, Telephone: 814-634-4390
Ohiopyle Stewart Community Center, 15 Sherman Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470, Telephone: 814-634-4390
Email Address: MDowling@pahousegop.com
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