Pennsylvania

VOL1 ISS1 2015

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P E N N S Y L V A N I A E C O N O M I C Q U A R T E R L Y 33 here's a reason why Pennsylvania's workforce is one of the best in the nation. Last year, the state invested more than $450 million in job training. And each year, the commonwealth's more than 400 public and private higher education institutions award almost 150,000 credentials, guaranteeing Pennsylvania's workforce pipeline is flled with employees who are critical thinkers and innovative communicators. With a labor force of more than 6.3 million, Pennsylvania ranks in the top 10 in the number of adults with college degrees, employed in high- level occupations. The state reaps the benefts from all the various public and private partnerships that have been formed to address industry needs. Geared for Gas In 2010, ShaleNET was created with a $4.96 million award from the US Department of Labor's Community-Based Job Training Grant initiative. ShaleNET provides custom training for the oil and natural gas industry at company The state sets a precedent for aligning workforce training and education with industry needs. by C RYS TA L MEDL ER T SUPPLY AND DEMAND SUPPLY AND DEMAND W O R K F O R C E ShaleNET provides custom training for the oil and natural gas industry at company sites or on campus at Penn College. Photo courtesy of ShaleNET

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