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Grants Support Program for Plastics Manufacturers

Through grants from the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp., Plastics SourceNet, of the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is administering $37,750 in subsidized training to benefit central Pennsylvania plastics manufacturers and their employees.

In 2012-13, the grant funded 14 courses, with eight companies participating to train 72 employees.

An additional $48,750 from an Advanced Manufacturing grant was provided to train 15 employees from five companies in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a set of tools and strategies for process improvement.

The Central Pennsylvania Plastics Industry Partnership is a coalition of plastics manufacturers from Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties that work together to strategize and improve the industry’s collective competitiveness.

To learn more about Plastics SourceNet, call toll-free 877-PEN-PLAS (877-736-7527) or email.

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. is the Local Workforce Investment Board for the Central Pennsylvania Region.

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

For more information about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7580 or through its Web portal.

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