STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corbett Administration today announced that the Pennsylvania Local Government Training Partnership will begin offering convenient, online training courses for municipal officials on July 1 through their website, www.palocalgovtraining.org.
The online complement of courses will be in addition to the in-classroom training already offered through the Partnership.
"Governor Corbett is committed to supporting our local governments by being an accessible and open partner," DCED Deputy Secretary Clyde "Champ" Holman said. "The implementation of the online training courses will allow our municipal officials to access this critical training at a lower cost and with more convenience."
Holman announced the changes at the 114th Annual Pennsylvania Municipal League Conference held in State College.
Currently, local government officials have to identify, register and often travel to attend in-classroom training with different instructors throughout the state.
The addition of online training will enable municipal officials to receive uniform, essential training anywhere in the state, at any time, saving valuable time and resources for municipalities.
The Pennsylvania Local Government Training Partnership (PLGTP) website, operated by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), will offer online training courses for planning, budgeting and emergency services.
The online training courses will complement the PLGTP's current in-classroom training courses for local government officials on seven municipal categories including community and economic development, environment, finance, local government administration, planning, public works, recreation and tax collections.
The PLGTP is an initiative between the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, housed within the Department of Community and Economic Development, and Pennsylvania's statewide associations representing local governments. The partnership educates thousands of municipal officials each year on topics relevant to local government in Pennsylvania.
The PLGTP is comprised of six partner organizations: County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Municipal League, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners and PSATS.
To learn more about the partnership and training opportunities please visit www.palocalgovtraining.org.
To learn more about GCLGS and other DCED programs, visit www.newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.
Lyndsay Frank, DCED, 717-783-1132
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development