STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the 'Jobs that Pay' tour at Chemcut Wet Process Manufacturing in State College today. She was joined by representatives of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation and PA CareerLink® on the tour and post-tour workforce discussion.
"Governor Wolf's vision for Pennsylvania of jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works includes a vibrant manufacturing sector full of high-skilled, technically oriented jobs," said Sec. Manderino. "We want to bring attention to manufacturing in the commonwealth, and that means a partnership between Pennsylvania's public workforce system and employers with training and hiring needs, to accomplish success for the citizens of Pennsylvania."
Chemcut is the world's leading developer and supplier of wet processing equipment for photo chemical milling of thin metal parts, chemical engraving of signs and nameplates, etching printed circuit boards, and metal finishing. The company designs and manufactures all of its equipment and machines in its 110,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in State College, Pa.
Chemcut designs and trials customers' processes in their in-house lab prior to final production, to ensure that it is delivering a product that meets the customer's needs.
"Vibrant, smaller manufacturing companies such as Chemcut are an integral part of the commonwealth's manufacturing sector," said Sec. Manderino. "These high-tech, high-skilled jobs are the future of manufacturing, and we need to encourage growth in this field through career and technical training, whether it be a traditional apprenticeship program, on-the-job training programs, or accredited career and technical education."
Chemcut has received the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence twice since 1996. The company has an outstanding safety record, the result of adhering to a stringent housekeeping and safety requirement program.
The 'Jobs that Pay' tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
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