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WCCA NEWS and INFORMATION Round Up: Sept 10, 2015


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Worcester PRIDE raises the flag

9/10 Thursday 3PM at City Hall 455 Main St. We will have our annual Flag raising at city hall. Our tradition is to have a ceremony at city hall with the previous and current year’s Official Grand Marshal. This year we will be joined by our two previous Grand Marshals (Pride ’13) Tim Murray and (Pride ’14) Erica Kay-Webster. Visit Worcester Pride on face book or here for more information: http://www.worcesterpride.org/

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Baker-Polito Administration Receives $2.9 million Federal Grant to Grow Apprenticeship Programs in Massachusetts


Baker-Polito Administration Receives $2.9 million Federal Grant to Grow Apprenticeship Programs in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015…The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development was awarded a $2.9 million federal grant to expand apprenticeship opportunities in high-growth industries in Massachusetts.

The American Apprenticeship Grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, will enable the state to help 300 residents gain apprenticeship training in industries with a growing demand for new employees, such as healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing.

The funds will support the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) to increase the number of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities in those industries. There are more than 7,500 registered apprentices in the state in 2015.

“As many employers in Massachusetts struggle to find the skilled labor to fill available jobs, this grant will enable training for individuals in high-demand industries and provide more job opportunities for the people of the Commonwealth,” Governor Charlie Baker said.

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants to 46 awardees across the nation to expand apprenticeships in high-growth industries. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will use the grant to build upon apprenticeship opportunities and address the skills gap for underserved residents.

“Our team worked incredibly hard to be awarded one of these highly competitive grants. These funds will help us in our mission to meet employers’ demands for highly-skilled workers so they can continue to grow their businesses. Businesses cannot grow if they cannot find enough skilled workers,” said Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald Walker, II, who chairs the Workforce Skills Cabinet.

Created by the Governor through an executive order, the Workforce Skills Cabinet’s goal is to align education, economic and workforce development programs and policies to increase opportunities for training and employment for residents while helping businesses meet their growth needs. The Cabinet consists of Secretary Walker, education Secretary James Peyser and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash.

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The Heat wave is not totally over. After a brief cool down, the heat is expected to pick up again next week, although not as high however with high humidity. Stay cool Worcester ! Rest, stay in air conditioned areas, check in on the elderly and those shut in, be sure pets are in a place where air is circulating and as cool as possible. Drink plenty of water.

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Testimonial Words of Encouragement
“WCCA TV has done and will continue to do great things for the Worcester community. Best of luck the rest of the way..” Anthony Ortiz

Thanks Anthony , your kind words mean a lot to all of us at WCCA TV.

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