Manufacturers’ Association Secures $6.1 million in Funding for Training of the Defense Manufacturing Sector
A new Manufacturers’ Association initiative will train machinists and welders to help build submarines for the U.S. Navy. The $6,137,444 in funding will also support training of new skilled workers, automation and engaging the future workforce.
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger announced a $542,135 grant to support a new Shipbuilding Pathway Initiative by the Manufacturers’ Association that will train workers to help build submarines for the United States Navy. Secretary Siger made today’s announcement at Precision Custom Components, a regional training partner for the Shipbuilding Pathway Initiative.
“Pennsylvania is home to the largest number of critical Navy shipbuilders in the nation, and the investments by DCED and the U.S. Department of the Defense will address one of the biggest challenges for our national defense – skilled talent,” said Tom Palisin, Executive Director of the Manufacturer’s Association. “This initiative will attract and train machinists and welders to access these family-sustaining careers.” Learn more here: mascpa.org/tide
DCED has released their PR and can be found here: Shapiro Administration Awards $542,000 Grant to Increase Shipbuilding Career Opportunities in Southcentral Pennsylvania