Pennsylvania’s Work Ethic Scholarship Recipients Preparing to Take On Careers in the Skilled Trades
November 19, 2019
Workforce development and addressing the Commonwealth’s jobs skills gap continue to be a major focus for the business community. As a cornerstone of the PA Chamber’s mission, our organization – through our Start the Conversation Here initiative – has been working to bridge the gap between Pennsylvania employers’ current and future employment needs and the skills of today’s workforce. Pennsylvania’s diverse employment needs across a wide range of industries provide ample job opportunities. However, the state continues to have people without jobs and job opportunities without the people with the skills to fill them. Despite the good paying, in-demand careers that the skilled trades provide, they still tend to get overlooked by students and their families.