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September 15, 2022 - Nanticoke, PA

Gov. Wolf Touts Value of Apprenticeship Model, Highlights Millions in Investments During Tour of IBEW Local 163

During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color.

"While apprenticeships have a strong track record of success in advancing the careers of workers, they have traditionally lagged behind in serving underrepresented populations and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion," said Gov. Wolf. "On average, apprentices earn a starting wage of $70,000 per year after graduation, putting them on track to earn $300,000 more over their careers compared to workers who don't graduate from an apprenticeship program. I truly believe Pennsylvanians are the hardest workers around, and they deserve fair, equitable access to high-quality jobs, family-sustaining wages, and the support that will allow them to thrive in their career."

List of Speakers:
John Nadolny, Training Director at IBEW Local 163
Governor Tom Wolf
Sen. Yudichak
Rep. Mullery
Warren Faust, President of NEPA Building and Construction Trades Council
Matthew Magnotta, 3rd year apprentice
Nanticoke Mayor Kevin Coughlin



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring the building.  During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Matthew Magnotta, 3rd year apprentice speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring the building.  During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nanticoke Mayor Kevin Coughlin speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting attendees.  During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Gerald Mullery speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring the building with John Nadolny, Training Director at IBEW Local 163.  During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>John Nadolny, Training Director at IBEW Local 163 speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting attendees.  During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Warren Faust, President of NEPA Building and Construction Trades Council speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Gerald Mullery speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting John Nadolny, Training Director at IBEW Local 163During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sen. John Yudichak  speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Warren Faust, President of NEPA Building and Construction Trades Council speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_021.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sen. John Yudichak  speaks with the press.   During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22192_gov_apprenticeship_dz_022.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>During a tour today of IBEW Local 163's state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven 'earn-while-you-learn' model that allows them to earn a paycheck while learning a skilled trade. Local 163 in June was awarded $446,247 through Gov. Wolf's PAsmart initiative, which aims to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries as well as reach underserved populations like women and people of color. SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - NANTICOKE, PA