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News Articles from June 2009
Fourteen Lancaster County Residents Graduate from Construction 101
Lancaster: On Friday, June 12, fourteen Lancaster residents graduated from Construction 101, a pre-apprenticeship program for careers in the construction industry that is co-sponsored by the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in partnership with Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole Services, Neighborhood Services, the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County, SACA, and the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, at a ceremony held at Stevens College.
Those graduating included Jeff Craig, Hosea DeShields II, Max Gilbert, Harold Herrera, Al Tereke McClain, Greg Newcomer, Gregory Reddick, Larry Richardson, Carlos Rivera, Ivan Rivera, Mike Rivera, David Rodriguez, Justin Thomas, and Carlos Vargas.
In this class, Max Gilbert received honors for having the Highest Grade Point Average while Larry Richardson was honored as Most Improved Student and Max Gilbert was selected as Most Competent with Greg Newcomer as Honorable Mention for Most Competent. Jeff Craig, Hosea DeShields II, Max Gilbert, and Mike Rivera were recognized for their Perfect Attendance.
Participants completed a six-week, 240 hour program of classroom instruction and on-the-job training that qualifies them to work in the construction industry and that provides a curriculum which is at the introductory core of the apprenticeship programs for carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, HVAC, and other construction careers. Coursework includes safety, hand and power tools, construction math, and other topics.
More Than 150 Lancaster County Residents Graduate from Ready2Work
Lancaster: On Wednesday, June 3, one hundred fifty-seven Lancaster County residents graduated from Ready2Work, a workforce readiness program that is sponsored by the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County at a ceremony held at Liberty Place. Community partners include the Spanish-American Civic Association, Brightside Baptist Church, the Urban League, and Neighborhood Services.
Those graduating included Monica L. Alequine, Barbara A. Andes, Sarah R. Avenancio, William L. Bard, Chastity C. Bencosme, Tina L. Benedick, Claude B. Berger, Angela K. Bomberger, Tammy J. Bomboy, Linda Boyer, Edward C. Bressler, William J. Burke, Daniel R. Charbonneau, Joseph J. Conley, Anddy W. Corniel, Kenneth E. Corona, Richard W. Cross, James W. Culp, John Currens, William J. Davis, Jaime A. Delgado, Nile E. Devoe, Juan Diaz, Latrinya S. Dilworth, Charles M. Dixon, Dim A. Dovin, Kean B. Dubble, Darrell L. Eberly, Theodore A. Edwards, Robert G. Fagan, Samuel E. Farner Jr, Timothy F. Gallagher, Julie L. Gladfelter, Brooke M. Godsey, Leonardo M. Gordon, Michael J. Greenawalt, Allen L. Gregg, James W. Hassler, Jean M. Henry, Ray C. Horning, Dustin C. Horst, Tim Horst, Rex M. Hutton, and Jacqueline Janisch.
Also, Liliana M. Jonas, John M. Jones, Loretta Jones, Stephen D. Jones, James E. Judge, Perry L. Keener, Byron L. Keys, Robert A. Kline, Brandon S. Klopp, Michael Kover, Kirby A. Kreider, Lawrence P. Kroft Jr, John R. Lang, Alec L. Laughlin, Kenneth B. Layne, Alexander C. Leed, Guillermo Lopez, Lorinda S. Loucks, Carlton Mahadeo, Sandra L. Martin, Lori A. Mays, Matthew R. Mcclucas, John W. McComsey, Talman McCray, Francis S. McDonald, Miles P. McLoughlin, Sean A. McMahon, Luis A. Medina-Ortiz, Ross Metzler, Gregory Micklick, Deborah Miller, Susan Miller, Edwin Molina, Deborah A. Morack, Nilmarie Morales, Jessica L. Morrison, Tammy E. Morrison, Sharon L. Mountz, Michael N. Mummau, Mark A. Musser, Nicole L. Myers, Freddy Nazario, Greg A. Neckermann, Donna D. Neff, David L. Nein, Lee L. Ngau, Richard A. Norton, Jaime L. Nystrand, Voeun Oa, Veronica A. Ottaviano, and Brenda Pacheco.
Others include Jessica Perez, Allen Perry, Tyler B. Pope, Thomas C. Price, Bryan M. Pudelski, David W. Pursel, Michael L. Quickel, Nathaniel Ramirez, Connie A. Rebeiro, Gregory A. Reddick, Howard F. Rhinier, Mindy L. Rinier, Carlos E. Rivera, Hernan Rivera, Julie A. Ross, Dwayne Roth, Daniel L. Santiago, Virgilio A. Santiago, Keith M. Schleicher, Valentina V. Schwartz, Mediandra T. Scott, Jose A. Serrano, Sovorn Seth, Travis R. Shaffer, Bruce L. Shirker, John S. Smith, Marcella L. Smith, Amanda L. Snyder, Randy D. Sponsler, Randy Styer, Gloria H. Talbert, Steven B. Taylor, William A. Thompson, James H. Tidmore, Nerlyne Valbrun, Ricardo Valentino, Vicki L. Vansickle, Sandra E. Vega, Joseph P. Welch, and David C. Winger.
Participants completed a program that usually takes from one-six weeks which includes career counseling; assessement foundational skills; remediation in reading, mathematics, and using charts and graphs; and a review of work skills around attendance, managing conflict, working with others, being prepared for transportation and child care emergencies, managing time and money, and other important issues. Participants receive a Career Readiness Credential from the Workforce Investment Board and the Lancaster Chamber upon completion of the WorkKeys standardized test of workforce skills.
Some of the graduates have gone on to other skill training programs in construction, welding, machine operation, printing, and food safety.
Counselors with the PA CareerLink help graduates make connections with Ready2Work employers who guarantee people with the Career Readiness Certificate a job interview if their skills match jobs that might be available. The list of 35+ employers which includes manufacturers, insurance agencies, long-term care facilities, and others is diverse and grows by dozens each month.
Future classes run continuously. Contact Martin Wubbolt or Brenda Chavez at the PA CareerLink at 717-509-5613 ext. 385 or 717-391-3570 (TTY) for enrollment information.