State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10th dist.) announced the award of $118,200 in funding to the Bucks County Workforce Development Board as part of the Department of Labor and Industry’s Business-Education Partnership grant awards, which allocated a total of $2.4 million through 19 grants.
The purpose of these partnerships is to bring schools and employers together in providing opportunities for students to prepare for the workforce.
“The Bucks County Workforce Development Board continues to do outstanding work in growing our local industries through cultivating the very best talent,” Santarsiero said. “This additional funding will help the BCWDB provide even more opportunities for its students, and for employers in search of local, skilled workers.”
The mission of the BCWDB is “to promote, drive and ensure an effective workforce in Bucks County aligned with economic development.”
“The Career Exploration and Employability Skills project will serve Bucks County in school youth and Bucks County business by preparing Bucks County students for tomorrow’s opportunities. Our goal is to increase awareness and opportunities for students and educators of career paths specifically in manufacturing, healthcare and other in-demand industries in our county,” said Billie Barnes, director of the Bucks County Workforce Development Board. “This funding will support projects that will build stronger connections between young people and local employers, giving students the skills they need to succeed and providing businesses with a job-ready workforce.”
For more information, visit bucksworks.org