News Articles from September 2009
More Than 400 Lancaster County Residents Graduate from Ready2Work
Lancaster: On Wednesday, September 9, 2009,nearly 400Lancaster 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 Bryan Aguilar, Doug Ainge, Carlos Aleaga, Pedro Andrades, Kristin Antrim, Grecia Aponte, Nelson Aponte, Gregory Arnold, Christopher Ashford, Donald Axe, Duane Axe, Mark Aytche, Gregory Baer, Jerry Baez, Ralph Bagnato, Kaylyn Bair, London Baker, Joseph Baldino, Thomas Barnett, Jacinda Barton, Joseph Beamesderfer, Deborah Bebko, Jonathan Bedi, Donna Beinert, Lloyd Benjamin, Diane Berletic, Jessica Bishop
Eight Lancaster County Residents Graduate from Construction 101
Lancaster: On Friday, September 11, 2009, eight 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 Pedro Andrades, Kenneth Covington, Jimmare Jackson, Richard Jenner, Jr., Ryan Myer, Alexander Santiago, and Jabron Taylor.
In this class, Richard Jenner, Jr. received honors for having the Highest Grade Point Averageand as Most Improved Studentwhile Pedro Andrades was selected as Most Competent with Ryan Myer as Honorable Mention for Highest GPA. Pedro Andrades andJimmare Jackson 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.